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Redesign Your Resume: Designing Professional Documents

teacher avatar Anne Ditmeyer, designer + creative coach

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Welcome and Getting Started


    • 2.

      Case Study: Résumé


    • 3.

      Inspiration: Résumés + CVs


    • 4.

      Inspiration: general documents


    • 5.

      Think Like an Editor


    • 6.

      Thinking about layouts + InDesign


    • 7.

      Working with text boxes + linked text in InDesign


    • 8.

      Master Pages


    • 9.

      Design terms + concepts


    • 10.

      Key design concepts applied in InDesign


    • 11.

      Tips for working with fonts + type


    • 12.

      Working with type in InDesign


    • 13.

      Adding the details in InDesign


    • 14.

      Pulling it all together


    • 15.

      Finalizing Your Document


    • 16.

      Closing Words


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About This Class

This class is about designing professional documents, and using design to enhance communication. Professional looking documents not only will help you get noticed, but the skills you will learn can apply to any work you do. This class is perfect for students looking to get their first job, marketing professionals wanting to improve the presentation of their materials, or freelancers creating their own business documents.

In exploring the résumé/CV as a starting point we will explore what is good design through lots of examples from creative professionals and how it applies to other documents as well. Each unit will break down concepts and skills making design more accessible even to a complete novice. Simultaneously, the class is designed to build InDesign skills, however, the focus will be on design concepts, and the skills being shown can be applied to any software program of choice. 

Students are not required to redesign their résumé for this class, but may choose another exisitng document they'd like to "prettify."

** Every week students can look forward to feedback from the instructor on their project boards in the online classroom! **

What You'll Learn

  • What Makes a Professional Document. Learn key principles of good design (hint: simplicity)
  • Thinking Critically About Content. Designers don't only put elements together on a page. Part of their job is to be an editor. Thinking about content in a critical and constructive fashion can greatly benefit your final design.
  • Structuring Your Document: Layouts. Consider hierarchy, order, layouts, legibility, etc.
  • Key Design Concepts. You will learn design principles that apply to any document, regardless of what you are designing. Each concept stands alone, but it is important to consider how they all fit/work together. We will also explore the software tools to achieve the desired results.
  • Type Selection. Work with text + improve typography skills
  • Details + Finishing Product. Adding subtle embellishments, glyphs, symbols and details.
  • Exporting Final Files. You will learn the appropriate means for exporting your files depending on the intended destination.

What You'll Make:

Résumés/CVs are a document everyone has, yet too many look the same and not particularly interesting. The project is to take your existing résumé to create a more appealing layout that better highlights your expertise. We'll consider the relevancy of résumés in today's age, and explore creative ways to have a little fun and make your document stand out. Another way to think about it is how can you take a boring document and make it more beautiful and engaging.

A Note About InDesign

All concepts and skills covered in class can be adapted to software the student feels comfortable with. This course is between a beginner / intermediate level of InDesign. Students looking for extra help with InDesign can sign up for my Intro to InDesign Skillshare course (a discount code is presented in the classroom). If you are new to InDesign you can download a 30-day free trial from Adobe. Pages (Mac only) is a more affordable option with similar functionality; Publisher is a Microsoft program for PC. 

Note: This class filmed on a laptop + using screenshare, and may not be as flashy as some others, but it's all about the ideas, concepts, and content.

Meet Your Teacher

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Anne Ditmeyer

designer + creative coach


I'm an American designer + creative coach based in Paris, France. I founded Prêt à Voyager in 2007 to explore the intersection of travel and design. I offer bespoke tours of Paris at and online trip planning tool 

I've worn many hats as a designer, but these days I'm most passionate about teaching others and encouraging exploration. I teach Map Making, Intro to InDesign, InDesign in 30 Minutes, Designing Professional Documents (Résumé Redesign) [geeky, but it's my favorite!], Presentation Design, and The Art of Travel Posters on Skillshare.

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1. Welcome and Getting Started: - hi and welcome to designing professional documents or, - as I like to call it, - making boring documents. - Beautiful. - I'm an dittmeyer, - and many of you may know me better is probably a J, - but the name of my blawg as well as my Twitter handle. - I'm an American graphic designer and editor based in Paris, - France, - and this is my third skill share cost that I've taught. - My first class was Matt making, - which was so much fun, - and I also teach uninjured in design class. - The inspiration for this class came from a friend. - She was not a designer and asked me to look over her resume. - As soon as I saw it. - I didn't have any desire to read the content on the page I hosted. - Didn't feel like it was really a good reflection of her work or her personality. - I'll be showing you that example in the next video, - but I think the idea of redesigning your resume is something everyone can benefit from. - I'll be showing you tons of other examples from professional designers as well, - and I think you'll be surprised how under designed they are rather focusing on streamlining - in the information and giving it room to breathe. - I also be walking you through my own resume and design decisions. - And yes, - while you can hire someone else to design your resume for you or even by a template on etc - . - That's not the idea of this class. - The goal for this class is that you'll gain skills that can apply to any documents or stuff - where you're working on the concepts will discuss in resume design of type selection - hierarchy, - alignment, - margins, - etcetera will all translate to any project you're working on, - such as a cover letter letterhead proposal, - estimate, - invoice, - remediate kit. - And this class will also be considering how relevant resumes are today and creative - solutions to help make yourself stand out by taking the time to create a professional - looking proposal. - Clients take me more seriously. - Not only they're more likely to hire me. - Chances are they're more likely to find the budget and value me properly because I - presented myself in a professional way. - I have one client who hired me to create new production documents for him in that industry - . - Crews typically work using boring Excel files, - but we were able to use the software pages to make subtle changes that not only helped - better communicate the information to the crew, - but the documents also made him more memorable to clients and more likely to get hired - again. - This class is designed to help you build skills and in design, - but if structured it in a way so you can use any software you choose. - The first lecture in the design units will present concepts, - and the later videos will work through the content and in design, - even if you're not using in design. - Still watch all the lectures. - Adobe has a free trial. - If you're interested in giving in design a test drive, - I've also included a discount code below to buy entered in design class on skill share. - If you want to start at the very beginning to make the most out of this class, - you'll need to do more than just watch the videos. - While I mentioned several resource is in the class lectures, - be sure to take advantage of those resource is and click and explore the links. - I also like to make you said the Q and A discussion area. - Have you all contribute to the conversation? - Look for the threads on inspiration to share great examples of any documents you find, - and one to discuss different kinds of resumes and how to approach the content. - Finally, - you are all each other's best resource is. - So be sure to check out your classmates work. - Leaving comments for each other will help you develop a critical eye and make your own work - stronger. - Also, - it's really important to have other people look over your professional documents for typos - and to make sure everything makes sense. - Never be afraid to ask questions. - And remember, - this is a really supportive community. - Once again, - the project for this class is to redesign your resume. - Your final products shouldn't look exactly like my resume example that'll be sharing in - class but rather pull from the very examples in the inspiration you find to make it your - own. - The first step is to start your own project board in the skill share classroom. - Even if it's just a screenshot, - upload a copy of your existing resume for privacy reasons, - note that it's up to you if you want to change your contact information or cover it up. - Some help. - Part of the fun is going to be seeing the transformation between the before and after have - fun, - and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. 2. Case Study: Résumé: - Welcome to the next lecture, - this lecture. - I wanted to talk about what makes a professional document with an actual case study. - And it's the same case study of my friend Zoe that I mentioned in the opening welcome video - . - So this is still a resume that Zoe first asked me to help her with advice on. - I know I didn't have time to redesign it for her, - so I started coaching her in how to work through it. - I wanted to also use this is an example, - because she did everything inward. - So if she could do this in word, - you can use any program to make a document beautiful. - It's about thinking about how to rearrange the information. - Another thing to realize is that this is a resume of an American, - but she's working in France, - so they're a few differences in this resume that you wouldn't necessarily have in all - resumes. - So it's just a word of warning that wherever you're from or whatever industry you're - working in, - make sure you take those considerations into play. - I'm one who likes to rebel. - In this case. - I encourage Chloe to take off her photo just because I feel like it's very old school, - but it sometimes you do need to adhere to the requirements and guidelines. - The other things that resume is required to do in France or curriculum. - The Thai they're called here are to include your age. - I also find that a little bit strange anyway, - so that so we had sent me the word document of her resume here, - and actually I exported it for a pdf in order to show it here. - And it didn't export quite right. - This gray is supposed to go all the way to the edge, - which is a little bit nicer. - But of course, - when you're printing it out, - a printer cannot print a full bleed from your house unless you're going to trim it later. - Anyway, - this is a PdF from a word document. - As you can see the page just just just full of information, - there's You don't know where your I should go. - There's no room for it to breathe. - There's no white space. - You have all the headings and information, - um, - in the sidebar here. - But there's just so much that could be stronger. - And as I said an intra video, - I just didn't feel like this felt like so we at all. - And they knew that she wanted to get from a corporate job to a more creative job. - So this is the next version, - she said. - After I sent a few comments about contents burst to point out this Pont, - um, - she she saw on my resume that I used the simple type treatment of my name, - and she decided just to use the simple Microsoft funds on it to make it her name, - although this is not at all the font she intended. - So you have to realize that whatever fought is in your computer installed in your computer - , - the recipient needs to have that fought as well. - Hence, - it's very important to send a potential employer a pdf rather than a lack active word - documents. - The other thing is, - something got funky here with the text. - This is hidden, - and it actually pushed some of the information on to a second page. - You could tell it wasn't an intentional second page because there wasn't enough text on it - , - so I asked her to send me re sent me this file as a PdF, - and this is what it looked like, - which is already a huge improvement. - So she asked me on my resume as well why I had I didn't have even margins on both sides. - Now, - if somebody is not a designer, - this is a very valid questions that I never thought about. - So I'm trying to make this space a little bit more dynamic and a little bit less - traditional. - We're not designing a book here. - We're designing a resume and wants to catch the eye. - The other thing about having the wider margin it means the text isn't too long. - So it's easier to read when the lines of text or shorter. - And it also gives a convenient area for the person interviewing you to write notes during - your interview or ask questions, - I find more and more people giving interviews have less time to prep. - So there's a good chance that many people, - especially on further out team members, - are only senior resume for the first time. - So this is really important. - So a few things that we looked at where the content So in the previous version, - this had been a little bit too much information. - A lot of it was repetitive, - so on the content side. - We edited it down here. - You can see this long line about her current position, - and it goes to the second line here, - which you can be more distinct and text. - So we're gonna be working in the next unit about being a better editor. - Also, - the years the month here with the year more and more you really don't need that level of - information. - And, - um, - down here you have another orphan, - which that could easily be worked to fit in the one line. - So if you clear up that space here, - you give a little bit more room for these areas down here to breathe. - So those air, - some initial changes that we did just again over email and she worked through the versions - . - So little by little, - we got to a place that we're much happier with, - And so he felt more confidence. - Um, - she chose the color. - And, - um, - you know, - you could also have a black and white one, - but always start in black and white, - like said, - And so you have we had she added a few subtle dotted lines here, - so nothing too distracting. - But it's a nice separation of the content in the type of information being presented. - Um, - you know, - some of the information is a italicized, - but not all of it, - um, - have indented the bullet points here added a different color. - Just so there's a little bit of a stepping stone and rhythm to the information. - So overall, - much stronger, - nicer version of what she started with and also, - like I said, - reflects her personality. - So here's the before, - and here's the after so on your project boards. - The really The idea is to include the before and after of your documents so you can see how - the same information can be prevented, - presented in so many different ways. - So here's some initial tips for great design that will be covering over and over, - and the upcoming units simplify and streamline. - You know, - it happens in both the content side and the design side, - so you know you have to cut cut, - cut White space is a good thing. - You want to let your designs breathe. - This is that same issue of the margins. - They don't have to be Even You can not be crazy, - but you can be a little bit unique and help it work with the information, - so you can tell when it's a more of a novice designer. - There tends to be less white space. - But the more design work you do, - the more you realize that white space is a really good thing. - Um, - maintaining proportions. - You never want to stretch a font. - You never want to stretch images. - Also, - very novice thing I can tell right away. - It just makes me cringe. - When that happens, - you want to look at the content with a critical eye. - A lot of times it's really personal information. - It's hard to cut. - That's what you also wanna have. - Other people look at your work so they can help you be better at editor. - And also all these elements need to work together. - Um, - design really is a puzzle, - and when you change one thing, - it's gonna affect the information around it. - So even feedback I may give you, - you know, - I might say one thing, - but once you see an action, - it might be a different. - But you have to. - You have to try a few different things to make sure it works in the elements, - work together, - create hierarchy of informations. - The I knows where to go. - This is why resumes are great. - They already have these divisions of education experience, - employment on skills. - So you already have a natural hierarchy, - and then you want to think of different levels of hierarchy. - It's easier on the eye as well, - and it will make people want to read your resume or whatever is on your document. - Contrast is super key for viewing both on different screens and for print. - Sometimes colors can be a little bit off my marry golden saffron, - yellow gold. - Sometimes I've seen it look like puke green on one screen. - I was like, - That is not what I'm going for, - Um, - and also for Prince. - When you're working with gray, - make sure you're working with a dark enough shade that it's gonna print. - Chances are the person reading your resume is has older eyes or stares at the screen all - day. - So you want to make sure there's enough contrast, - Um, - both between elements and just of the shades of color you're using type. - It can probably be smaller than you think. - Um, - if you're working inward, - um, - the cursor defaults to 12 points. - Um, - that's fine. - When you're looking at a website and looking on the screen. - But when you print it out, - it feels very different. - So you can fit a lot more information on the page than you realize. - And we'll be working with column widths and different ways of laying it out to make the - content fit even better, - but realize that the type can probably be a little bit smaller than you think. - But don't go too small. - You don't you don't want toe the reader of your document toe have to squint and hurt their - eyes and then always spell. - Check your work for maximum professionalism. - So toe end this lesson. - I want you to go ahead and print a physical copy of your resume. - Uh, - we live in a digital world, - but it's really important when you're working on design work to print it, - print it throughout the process because you might you're going to see different edits and - see different typos. - But it's also gonna look and feel different. - So some of these beautiful examples I'm showing you they will actually look even better if - you were to print them out the dotted line on Zoey's. - It looks a little bit squished, - an awkward on the screen, - especially when I'm making it the proportions of the screen instead of viewing at full size - and a little bit larger, - and we'll zoom in later. - But you want Thio Thio view it at different sizes. - And so, - um, - the print version is always gonna look better for a document like a resume, - where you have a lot of content on it. - So go ahead and print a fitness physical copy. - And don't be afraid to take notes on it and sketch because next up we're gonna look a ton - of beautiful examples from professional designers. 3. Inspiration: Résumés + CVs: - So now we're getting explore what makes a professional document for anybody who's taken my - other skill share classes. - You know, - I love inspiration. - Examples. - When I started to research for this class, - I Googled things like good design resume, - and I was actually surprised the results that came up well, - some of them were definitely designed. - I thought they were over designed and just too much information going on. - So instead I decided to reach out to a bunch of my creative and designer friends and ask if - they would mind sharing some documents with us. - They're more than happy to oblige, - and I'm really excited to share the examples with you. - The first videos are gonna be all about resumes and CVS, - and then the second video is going to be all about anything from invoices and proposals to - other uses of these documents. - And then we'll be able to look at how the basic concepts are applied to both. - So here's what's to watch for first off text size. - Try to see how much information's on the page and how big the information is into the same - respect, - the amount of information on each page and how many pages. - Each document is the use of white space margins, - which also includes things like alignment and justification sections and headers, - and how the overall information is organized and divided, - as well as types, - styles and treatments. - Look how Maney fonts and typefaces are being used in the document. - It's probably less than you think. - So first stop is Jessica Carl Hertzel head SOLs. - Um, - resume. - And Jessica told me she threw this together pretty last minute when she needed it for - something. - But Jessica is a professional designer, - so Jessica has this big white space to the left. - Everything does not need to be centered. - Everything is nicely aligned through this margin here she has, - ah, - bold all caps. - Um Teoh, - say the title of the place she was working and she says her role the year and the location - Underneath it. - She is 3 to 4 lines about the position and what she did, - as well as the website. - Link notice is not necessarily necessary to add http before everything. - People understand how the Web works these days, - and just having the website name works with the dot com or whatever the ending ISS down - here, - she has her education and her skills and interests, - but it's a very clean document. - Um and the thing to realize is Jessica is also going to have ah website. - And so I look at her J k a g t h E l tze l dot com website to see how this relates to the - website, - and she's also going to have her design performing portfolio, - probably on the website as well. - So this document is going to be used in context with others. - If you don't know her. - Kernan Burn Project looked that up as well. - This is the French Resume, - or CV, - of Julie. - Sir Peary. - She is an art director here, - and she has a wonderful travel blood called Leg. - Karnei did crevice. - This document does not look like that fun site, - which is a little bit collage and everything but this document once again being in this in - the context of something else, - and she's not trying to over explain everything. - She does a lot of freelance work and works independently, - so she's not necessarily going for a specific job with this document. - But I really like how she uses thes dash lines as horizontal divisions for each space, - and then it's creative to use it on this vertical way as well to tie the information. - That way you can see how she's just using the year and deport you mean sense, - Um, - and once again, - just not too much information. - She's definitely pared it down to share the most important pieces of information in her - mind. - This is Angelo Al Kasab is's resume and remember this one because we're gonna look in the - next video at us. - Very special cover letters that he's designed. - But Angelo is a graphic designer based in New York, - and it's nice how he gives himself a title here. - And another club row thing he does is he helps the reader know how to pronounce his last - name. - There's nothing worse than begin interview and really not even knowing how to pronounce the - first or last name of the person you're talking to. - So in terms of his layout, - he's doing something a little bit unique and dividing it into two columns left and a right - he's visually did divided it through this dotted line, - which cleverly ends in an arrow pointing to a second page on the top. - It says Page one off, - too, - and the next page two of two. - So he's using centered information some low upper lower case, - a Tallix and all caps here. - And then all the information is flush left. - And here he is, - um, - just having information fit really nicely. - And then over on the right page, - it's continued. - So once again, - it's good for the reader to know their two documents, - especially when working in a printed context where it can get lost. - Once again, - he's got this, - um, - justified type that he's not forcing it in the bottom. - His his text lines are long enough to have this justification. - He has centred information here. - The skills. - It's really easy to read that list. - And then he has this clever just for fun list, - including cooking spring rolls by hand. - So he's really encouraging you to contact him and visit his information. - So those are that's Angeles to Page resume. - That really works because he has enough information to fill out both pages of information. - This is actually the CV of Angelo, - sister in law, - and and it is another two page document, - so it's one of two, - and to have to over here Civil, - zoom in and look at how an is dividing the information. - She is not starting halfway through the page, - but almost there. - So she is this nice wide margin in all over contact information is hanging out here, - and the type treatment for her name is nothing that anybody in this class can't dio. - She's a professional designer, - but there's nothing that isn't just using basic type treatments. - We'll be looking at more later lectures at specifically at some of the ways she's handling - the type here. - But for now, - look at the different divisions and the way the title of the the Job or post waas as well. - She's handling the descriptions, - so and then we'll go over to Page two. - This is her CV in an academic context, - so it's starting with education. - But it's also important in a C V is more where you're sharing every level of information - and all the projects you've completed. - Another interesting thing to consider is whether you want references to be something that's - always on your resume receiving or something that you add later. - So this is the two page resume, - my friend Entree liver, - who is a Canadian designer based in France. - And something interesting that Andre pointed out to me is that he feels very self conscious - as a designer having to design a document like a resume. - Its there's more pressure as a designer to do something. - Quote creative. - So for any of you in this class who are not at all designers, - think of it as your expectations are Lillard by others because they don't expect you to - design your resume. - So when you are able to design it, - you're able to stand out. - But anyway, - Andre still is able to divide the information and make an interesting document. - He has a little information overview and the focus information for himself. - Education, - work, - experience. - Um, - something he's doing that's a little bit different. - Is using Navy blue instead of black, - so super simple. - Overall, - I really recommend starting black designing and black and white, - and then add one, - maybe two colors, - max. - But keep it simple, - and it's really a good design challenge to start in black and white and make color your - last step. - So we'll go ahead and look at Page two, - um ah, - whole bunch of different experience, - but also sharing the activities and interest. - So think about what levels of more personal information you want to include. - A lot of it's going to depend on which industry you're working in or applying for. - So keeping them. - Obert is an awesome illustrator and designer and for interview who know her work from - obsessive consumption. - You know that this document looks nothing like her work, - which is a lot of pen drawing and handwork. - You know, - she started by illustrates. - She started out as an illustrator by drawing every single one of her credit card statements - until she paid off her bills. - And then she started drawing everything she but she bought anyway. - Kate isn't educator, - so this is an academic CB. - This is actually a 30 page documents because Kate has so much experience and has done all - sorts of different shows on the side. - So she's presuming, - you know, - multiple past, - while she is also a professor. - So the first page is actually a table of contents for everything, - and this is page two and three of the document. - So in education, - she's putting education at the top, - her employment experience. - But then we get more and more into her actual experience. - So looking at her type treatments, - she has bold type and the vertical line. - I'm so you don't know the official word for that. - So, - you know, - we do our best explain, - um, - what she did specifically for this client's other radical line the dates vertical line and - then the website. - Once again, - you don't have to write, - http, - but you do need to include that any time you are using a hyper link. - So this goes on and on. - And by keeping an in design, - it's really easy for her to add the information and all the text boxes would be linked. - So, - you know, - the information is just moving on to the next page. - So this is Cates CB. - This is me Nicolle, - who is a designer based in Richmond, - Virginia, - and she has two different documents. - So this is her resume, - and then the next screen we're gonna look at is her CV because she is also an educator. - So Amina has actually created a more visual logo. - Type just m. - For her name, - she says. - Design and illustration. - She has some visual red lines, - so she's just adding a touch of red without adding too much. - If you are printing this from a home printer, - just be warned that the red is not going to print all the way to the edge the once again. - The printer ink would not work, - so I doubt she's having a resume professionally printed. - But let's people are looking at these documents on the screen as well. - So she has a nice little gutter going through the center with all the information and the - time line to the left, - the dates and then the actual job she did on the right on this one. - Her education is at the bottom, - but she's also included awards and affiliations and references. - Meanwhile, - this is whore part of her six page academics TV. - So I swing all the levels of information. - I just wanted to start by pointing out the top, - um, - information here, - which is all her contact information. - This shows up on every page, - so what she's done is created a master page, - so it shows up on every page. - And when documents get separated, - it's good to know that everything fits together. - So as an academic CTV, - she's starting with education. - You can see she has implemented similar design techniques with the way she's aligning a - text in the space and like the columns she's got Flush left ragged, - right? - Um, - and everything is more recent on the top and older information on the bottom and - international teaching experience, - teaching experience, - just breaking down the different levels of information. - This is a resume Farina. - Tom and I love this resume cause it jumps out because it doesn't look like the other - examples. - And the main reason is there's so much white space. - This is not because Arena is inexperienced. - It's just she's shifting her focus. - So if you look down here, - Rina has really amazing professional experience, - if you think in the traditional sense. - But she's really using this document to focus her energies to the kind of project she wants - as an independent worker. - So she's behind makeshift society in San Francisco and Brooklyn and focusing on things like - anthology magazines. - So she's highlighting the kind of work she wants to be doing moving forward. - The other thing. - I love that she uses a profile. - Now this is only five lines of text here, - but trust me, - finessing a description about yourself is a lot of work but she does a really good job of - capturing the kind of work she does I love. - So like that she's titled at profile instead of something like career objectives. - It's all up to you and will kind of work you're doing. - But this is arenas. - Black and white resume with a touch of red to point out those different aspects. - Once again, - in the Internet age, - you can connect to all her websites and see what other work she is doing. - This is now the resume of my friend Alexandra Pappas, - and Alex is a lighting designer in New York. - And when I worked for architects in Baltimore, - I learned that any time we submitted a proposal, - the designer working on all the designers working on the project needed to be included in - the proposals. - So this could be a fairly simple text document because something like lighting design or - visual design architectural design, - you have to have visuals as well. - So you have to think this is a resume in the context of a larger project. - But you never know. - People could connect and say, - Oh, - I worked on this project in Rhode Island as well, - so this is why documents are important like this. - So all this other experience where I met Alexa Center stage, - This is not as important. - So it doesn't need a full description. - But she also is academic positions and education. - So depending on your industry, - you're going to have slightly different information. - And she also has a version of this resume adapted specifically for the lighting firm she - works for. 4. Inspiration: general documents: - now that we've looked at resumes and CVS of how to make a professional document now I'm - going to share a few other examples of how the same principles are applied to other - documents. - So this is a simple letterhead that I used the exact same header that I used on my resume. - I add the date to the left column and then I have, - um, - my letter that fits in here and I follow the same alignment all the way through. - And then I just add my signature as an image here. - So simple letter, - simple letterhead, - Same kind of document, - same typefaces used in my resume. - We also looked at an Al Kassab Is's CV Now. - Her cover letter doesn't use the exact same margin, - but it's OK. - She's still using the same type, - and it has the same feel. - I just wanted to point out a couple of things. - How she is using her, - um, - her title here in the letter, - but something I really love. - It's down at the bottom with her contact information. - She has a career objective. - This is a letter specifically designed as a cover letter to apply for a specific job. - I think this is a nice touch and it fits everything in her letter. - Really nice. - Now. - We also looked at Angela's two page, - um resume, - and this is a CV Sorry, - a cover letter we came up with because I was talking to him last fall and he was really - struggling, - does applying to design positions and is a creative designer. - He's not necessarily writing, - so writing a cover letter just didn't seem fitting for him. - So we were talking and decided, - like, - Why not design an Infographic? - So this is an infographic, - but it's still really clean and not too busy, - and the text stands out. - So he's just doing a fun job here, - using some of the same elements that he applies in his cover in his resume. - And he's pulling it together to point out creative skills and things. - He loves doing what kind of experience he has and once again adding that touch of fun. - So depending on the job he was applying for, - he could customize this to highlight different clients and different experiences. - But once again, - this document is meant to accompany this resume of Hiss. - I was really honored when I reached out to Ellen Lupton, - and she agreed to share this book proposal. - So I've you'll hear me say a 1,000,000 times over in this cost to take her free, - um, - typography class. - And anyway, - she has this wonderful website and book called Thinking With Type. - And this is the actual book proposal she sent. - And once again, - you can see she's not using the page in a traditional way. - She has white space here. - She's using the touch of red as different elements, - and she's just breaking it down. - You can see how she's treated paragraphs with an in dense no space between she's labeled - Proposal One down here and then this page shows Page three of her proposal with the - proposed table contents and specifications. - So this is a book that actually happened. - On the right side is a separate document for indie publishing, - but it was just designed as a one pager. - So these two pages are separate documents, - but I just wanted to show them to you as how Ellen Lepton, - a professional, - a graphic designer and educator and book author, - is treating a book proposal so you could apply the same skills toe any kind of proposal and - back to my friend Joanna Windemere has a company called One Fridge Proposal, - where she says, - instead of having a resume, - you should submit a proposal to accompany so interesting concepts. - So thinking about your reservation potentially as a proposal. - This is Kourtney Elise, - EOS. - It is a creative brief, - and it's actually pulled from her skill share class that I took in the last lecture. - I share a link, - and it will be in the resource is here as well, - but definitely recommend this class, - particularly for designing up at the top your logo treatment if you want to do something - more than just typography. - So Creative Brief is part of an overall logo design, - but you can see she's using just the simple color green and this element. - It looks great on screen. - Just know if you're putting at home once again, - you would have to trim the bullied or just expect there'd be some white space around it. - So that's a creative brief once again with the date and the project information. - So I recommend her class very much so we're looking at invoices here and once again looking - at an Alka sevice who's becoming a little star of our are examples here after seeing her - cover letter and her C V. - This is an invoice lines. - It's a simple graphic element. - The dates always there, - numbering of invoices, - contact information, - saying where to make the cheques payable. - She's using a very faint grey box. - So it's There's a subtle change, - but not too much, - but it's a really just pleasing document. - Here is another example from Brianna Rose. - She has a wonderful Britain, - be Freeland Siris on her blogged. - I am Brianna Rose, - um, - and so this is a sample in voice she uses, - and you can see her logo type treatment. - You can see the box is Aziz color just a little bit of visual fund, - and I love when you zoom in this little touch shoes, - using mass strict and aligned to buy, - divide information and saying thank you to the client. - So it's not using boiler plate text. - It's customizing these traditional documents on making them have a touch of you. - This is Eleanor Grow sh her. - She's an illustrator based in Philly. - She's using a little bit more color and fun, - and if you've seen her work, - this definitely feel spinning for it. - So you would list all your items? - Um, - you know, - using gray to divide the columns. - All the information is clearly marked and saying thank you. - And then up on the right, - it's, - um marked which invoice it? - ISS. - And then finally, - this is Michael Sina's invoice, - very untraditional. - And I actually got this tip from Tina, - who writes for who's behind the Great Discontent, - and she is a nice interview, - and they're more examples of this shared their. - But every few months he'll change out his quotes at the top, - and you can see the information down here with the invoices much more subtle. - So you're making yourself memorable to the client. - You're making more interesting for you. - I find that invoices are very boring dry documents, - so you might as well make it interesting for you on a little bit different. - So all it's contact information is still there, - but it's just something a little bit fresh. - And finally, - this is a document I want to show you. - That studio practices a side project I've been working on for a long time with designer - Lauren O Neill, - and it's a curated library of tips and tools for creative business. - So while it's a website, - we wanted to create a one page pdf that we could use in terms of promotion and helping to - get word out or potentially sponsors. - So we still might want to edit this, - and there's quite a bit of text on the page. - But Lauren took the design lead on this, - and we can see how there's philosophy. - We have hyperlinks, - goals, - a little bit of subtle color change. - Um, - sharing some information are vision and a little bit about us. - We also have a hashtag up on the top rights, - and I'll just zoom in a little bit, - says a little bit clearer. - You can see we have our contact information. - So this is just a on alternative to, - ah long likely proposal, - the idea of putting everything onto one page. - So finally, - given all these inspiration in the past two videos, - I want you to find your own inspiration and share these examples of resume Stevie's or - professional documents that you found and share them in the discussion board. - Ah, - you might want to check by looking at B. - Hance has a ton of great examples. - Maybe cargo collective. - There a lot of illustrators, - and I find that people who use that service tend to check their about page, - and they tend to link to their resumes and CVS. - Not always, - but look for real life examples. - Sometimes I see things on instagram you never know, - but just share the lengths and share a little description of why you think it's interesting - or caught your eye or stands out. - So the classroom is gonna become this amazing resource, - thanks to all of your contributions as well says thanks so much, - I'll see you in the next unit. 5. Think Like an Editor: - welcome to unit to thinking critically about content or otherwise known as thinking like an - editor. - One of the things I find most fascinating when I collaborate with other designers is seeing - their ability to look at content in a critical way, - and this does not mean a negative way. - But it looks, - makes it. - It means looking at it in a constructive way. - So many times, - if you've ever worked with the client, - she's provided text with for you for something like a brochure. - There's so much information. - Everybody thinks they have to say everything in ST 1,000,000 ways. - But if you can think about streamlining the information and really finessing it, - massaging it and making it work together, - you could have such a better product. - And a design will be more beautiful if the content works with it. - So there's to consider in the content Rome What an industry are you in and what discipline - . - So different industries are gonna call for different kinds of documents. - So first off, - what's a resume versus what's a CV or curriculum vitae? - I living in Europe, - I often just used the term CV and is the same associations resume, - but technically a Stevie is more of a long form document. - It's what you see in academia, - and keeping a Lamberts CV is 30 pages and Nina's, - who we looked at in the examples as well, - with six pages. - So you have every level of information and pretty much everything you've ever done in life - . - So a CB would also be very appropriate for an artist who's trying to showcase all the shows - they've been in or trying to grab it grants or something like that. - A resume really is a short form. - Another thing to consider is linked in which I think is a wonderful way to organize all - your content. - But linked in is very much a profile. - So often times you use the word I. - You explain a lot of the information in a way that you don't necessarily on a resume. - So I think using LinkedIn is a fantastic start, - but they think how you can re edit the information to be a resume. - The next thing to consider is your country of origin. - This is going to impact the required information on your CV as we looked at Zoey's example - , - she needs to do to include her photo and her age and technically, - in France. - It's up to you if you don't want to include information, - but definitely consider it because you don't want to be ignored for a job just because your - resume didn't have the proper information. - Another thing to think about this if you want to include an objective or a summary. - I didn't like this idea for a long time, - but I think it's really helpful to think of it as a Twitter bio, - something short and sweet into the points. - Another really good example, - like that we looked at was Rina Tom's resume. - Another thing is the level of specificity. - How much information do you really need to include for the dates? - For instance, - do you want to have the month and the year? - Or maybe you could just have the year. - In a way, - it's a great way to make it seem like you've been at a job longer potentially, - Um, - but also, - at the end of the day, - it really doesn't matter, - and an employer is not gonna count the number of months. - In most cases, - I would think next up is the order of information. - So when you're first out of school, - high school or university education is probably gonna be the top thing on your resume. - But as soon as you have your first job, - that's probably gonna move down to the bottom of your resume. - It just in temple. - Your priority is obviously, - if you work in academia, - education is gonna be top. - We need to think about and consider the information in the order. - It's going to appear. - Another thing is, - how many pages is your document? - I challenge as many as you. - It is possible to create a one page resume. - It's a really interesting challenge and puzzle to try to fit all the information on one - page. - If you're gonna have multiple pages, - make sure you have enough information, - so it's significant if you just have a couple in from a couple inches of information on - Page two, - it's going to make you look in experienced. - But you also don't want to fill it with fluff, - so find a way that makes it work. - Next up, - think about the relationship of your resume to your website, - your portfolio or any other documents or case studies you might have to include For me. - I have my resume, - and it also that logo letterhead, - um, - matches my website and dittmeyer dot com, - and I use this information on everything else. - But I also do have a full design portfolio, - so my resume doesn't need to be visual. - The last thing I want to point out our touches of fun. - I remember when I was first applying for jobs at IDEO, - a global design consultancy. - I rent somewhere that they always read their resumes from the bottom up. - That really gives you a sense of the personality. - So you'll notice that my resume talks about a hip hop class and being an extra in a TV show - and a movie and these little quirky things to make you stand out and Angelo's resume. - He talked about salsa dancing and making 200 egg rolls. - So depending on what kind of job you're applying for, - don't be afraid to have fun. - So this is kind of all content. - But I also wanted to remind you that schools and universities are fantastic. - Resource in the resource is in the Skill share classroom have included the link to the - University of Virginia's Career Services page. - I really love all the information they have about resumes. - They break down the difference between resumes and CVS, - also for different industries with lots of links. - And another thing to look at our. - They have action verbs. - It's, - you know, - finessing your texts, - especially in your summaries. - But it's great, - so you can use it the saurus, - or look at these lists for different ways. - I'm sure I say that we're managed to many times or developed, - but think about how word choice can really impact, - um, - and strengthen your resume and dear writing. - So I wanted to take a closer look at my resume, - just kind of break down some of the information. - So up here, - I'm talking about that creative summary or profile. - This is the only part of my resume that I change on a regular brick basis. - I know a lot of times people are tempted to adapt and change the resume for each job - they're applying for. - All I have to say is, - that's completely exhausting, - so you can find one little area recon, - adapt and change and kind of grow with your resume, - I recommend some kind of area where you can change your title. - Um, - depending on the position because I'm a little bit between the design world and the writing - world. - I'm constantly changing. - And literally every month I would have something different. - But right now I call myself a communications designer and editor. - So then I have this little arrow connecting to the idea of connecting creatives across - continents. - This is a phrase. - I came up when I was developing my Twitter profile. - I really like it and it stuck. - So then I have experiences my top hit. - So I have the the company. - I work for the website and my job title above it. - And then the years there. - So I tried to create very assisting text limited to two or three or 23 to 4 lines in most - cases to explain what I was doing in really highlights. - Um, - I like my expertise. - Another thing I wanted to point out turns the contact content is a lot of times people - aren't gonna know these companies and never assume that the recipient of your documents - knows what you're talking about. - So instead of just saying Tobin hold back and associates, - I wanted to point out that was an architecture firm Same a center stage. - A lot of people think it's a ballet because of the movie, - but no, - it's the leading the leading regional theater in Baltimore, - So those were just subtle little touches. - So I keep everything in chronological order. - But think about the ordering of your information with your content. - Do not have my education section, - and for me it was really important to add another level of information. - Some people just have the school they went to in the year they graduated. - But for me, - I really loved the unique experiences I had at each place, - particularly on semester at sea when I visited 10 countries around the world. - Something like this makes for a great conversation in an interview. - So make sure you so some of the things you want to talk about really like highlight those - these concepts. - I also like to include workshops and conferences. - Even though I wasn't exactly working on most of these, - I like to say that I participated in them, - and it makes me kind of shows me the kind of designers I want to associate myself with, - and then I also have skills. - This is something that you know, - don't don't lie here, - but make sure you kind of state the obvious. - Blogging is a huge skill. - Did so many employers are looking for? - So stating the obvious is a really important aspect of working through your content. - And then down here I have activities. - I've used a little bit of a carrot down here. - I could may probably make this section stronger. - At one point, - I had right designed, - speak, - collaborate, - but athletics and extra not all the words in the the same tense. - So right now it's working for me. - But here you can see hip hop on the extras, - my experiences and extra, - so just giving a little bit of personality there. - Another thing we'll talk about later is how I like to date my resume. - This is mainly for me, - helps the employer to, - but I have so many different copies floating around this way. - I know it's the most up to date, - and I'm also happy to provide references upon request so moving forward before you get too - into the design process. - Haven't least two people read over your resume and then think about their feedback with a - critical eye. - It's really hard to hear some information especially if you think you're almost done with - the project. - But hearing feedback is really critical. - And also, - you know, - you need to have think about the perspective of an employer. - So it's good to ask somebody who maybe appear. - But also somebody is older than you or somebody in the industry, - Um, - but definitely get feedback. - And don't be afraid. - If it's not all positive, - you're trying to grow and get better. 6. Thinking about layouts + InDesign: - this unit is all about structuring your document. - Working with layouts, - I really recommend you watch the next few units straight in a row and then rewatch them as - you work with your documents for your new day. - In design, - the information could be a little bit overwhelming, - but practice makes perfect. - But remember, - before diving into any computer program, - it's a really good idea to take out pen or pencil and paper and sketch some ideas and - layouts. - This could be completely rough. - And don't worry if you don't use any of the ideas. - It's just a really good way to get your thought process working well and good habits. - And that's gonna help make your design stronger in the end. - And it's always a good idea to refer back to your notes in case you forgot something in the - process. - So here's what we're gonna cover in this unit, - working with pages, - rulers and guides, - text boxes and link text and master pages. - So without further do, - we're gonna go ahead and jump into in design. - If this is your first time seeing in design, - it might be a little bit overwhelming. - I'm working inversion CS six so if you're working in an older version, - it's gonna look pretty much the same. - But a few features might be different. - Don't worry. - Anything we're doing in this lecture you're gonna be able to do in your version the other - alternatives that I mentioned our pages, - which is the name of the Macintosh program of available in the APP store. - If you search for that, - Microsoft's version of a desktop publishing software is called Publisher, - and both of those air much more affordable than in design. - But in design is what any professional is going to use and a lot of times you'll find in - marketing departments. - So once again, - all these ideas can be applied to whatever software you are using. - So I'm gonna go ahead and open a new documents. - So to do that and to say, - file new and school to new document, - the same command is as command. - And so it's gonna open with these defaults. - The first thing going to check is the paper size is defaulting toe letter because of - American software, - but I know I want to create a document for Europe, - so I know go ahead and change that to a four once again think about what kind of printer - and paper you're using to choose your paper size. - I'm to go ahead and uncheck, - facing pages, - facing pages, - really working with layout spreads and like something like a magazine. - But these air single page documents that will be one after another. - So I don't want facing pages. - You can always change this later, - and then in terms of orientation, - it defaults to portrait. - And that's what a typical resume is. - If I was doing the media kit, - maybe I'd consider landscape, - but I mystic with the orientation in portrait mode and then columns. - If you're working with layouts once again, - especially in a magazine format, - you're probably gonna want to set your columns and grid. - But I'm gonna ignore this for now. - Just so you know, - the gutter is the space between columns. - You never want tux text to be touching right next to each other, - and then, - if you want, - you can set your margins here, - or you can do it with guides and rulers in the next step. - So I tend not to touch this stuff because I find it distracting. - But it's up to you and how you work there. - More options that you can explore here as well. - So I must say, - Okay. - And here we are in our new documents. - The first thing you always want to do is save your document. - This is untitled 12. - Gonna go ahead file, - save as and say, - um, - CV test tried to name it. - Something normal. - Everything. - You can recognize it later. - Um, - the next thing we're gonna look at are these rulers. - If you don't see the rulers right away under window, - you can have you have a ton of information and toolboxes, - but this actually is hidden under view. - So if you go down to hide rulers, - they're gonna disappear soon. - See, - it looks a little bit naked here, - or you can go ahead and back to show rulers. - And once again, - the command is command are so here the rulers and I see 06 12 18. - I have no idea what that means. - So while my cursor is over the ruler I hit the control button and you can see these. - The little bar showed up right next to it, - and I'm gonna click. - And it opened this menu and I'm holding down the cursor and ah, - it's in Pike is that's why I'm not familiar with it. - Doesn't really matter if you're using exact measurements, - but for me, - because I'm used to working in inches. - I didn't change it two inches. - Ah, - lot of Europeans will probably be more familiar with millimeters and centimeters, - but I just like to have something that I'm familiar with and you'll end up ignoring the - rulers most of the time. - But I'm gonna go ahead and do it over here. - So in a click or control, - click and scroll down two inches. - You can also check your system preferences, - uh, - which are under in design and work on the units and grids and guides and paste board here. - The other thing to know about this naked document we have here is over to the right. - We have our pages palette. - If you don't see this, - it might be hidden. - So with that arrow, - I toggled it back in. - But I just click on it here and pops out pages tends to be the most familiar, - or one of the the items will probably is the most. - You'll also go under window. - If I click on it here, - it's going to disappear. - If I click on it, - scroll down. - It is going to reappear. - So the last the pages and, - um, - the next time I'm gonna look at our guides, - so I'm gonna click. - Look, - toolbar, - I'm sorry in the ruler and scroll down, - and we have these nice guides happening, - so I'm gonna go ahead and put one at tap two inches down, - and I know I want a larger left margin, - so I'm gonna go and click and drag over here so you can pick it up and move it. - Um, - if you want to duplicate it, - I just hit the cult and option button cult options on the same on the map and the air - applied. - And so it brings the 2nd 1 I am to do command, - see toe undo. - That's not necessary. - So you could always move these guides later, - but they're gonna be really helpful when we talk about alignment. - So right now we are in the normal view, - So I'm over on the left palette. - And just so you know, - I like to expand mine. - Ah, - and CS six. - It tends to be long and narrow. - I'm you. - Still, - the older versions I think it's easier to see. - So I used to use toggle buttons. - So once again, - there's all sorts of information hidden there. - So if you cook over to the other button on the right to preview, - this is what the document would look like if it were to be printed. - So those guides are gonna disappear. - So if I had text, - the text is gonna show on. - And here if I switch over normal, - you can see the text box, - and I can change the size of that. - So going back to preview this blue text boxes on Lee highlighted because, - um, - it's active. - If I click anywhere else on the document, - you're not gonna see it. - So in scrolling over, - it is going to make it appear as well, - so we're going to get into text boxes next. 7. Working with text boxes + linked text in InDesign: - So before we move forward too fast, - I want to go ahead and show you my existing resume. - So here we are, - in the normal mode or preview mode, - where we see how it would look when it's printed. - Do command zero. - And that full page you can't read it Going to go ahead and command plus plus plus to zoom - in on. - So here's my resume. - Um, - I'm gonna go ahead and switch over to normal view. - I usually just toggle hit w to toggle between the two and here you can see that I haven't - really done too much to set it up. - In fact, - I copied this into a fresh documents, - so you can't see my guides, - but I can go ahead and drag some in. - But as you can see, - I have a bunch of different text boxes. - Now, - this is a little area of concern, - this plus, - and as soon as we start making our own text boxes that will become clearer. - Basically, - a Redd plus is an arrow to show that there's more text hidden. - I know my name is is showing here, - and there's nothing missing. - So every now and then you're gonna have flukes. - I have a different text box for my address and the rest of the contact information. - Then also a text box for my little profile, - another text box for the category of experience. - And then look, - the next section. - I have two text boxes, - one on the left and another column on the right. - Now, - if I click on the one on the left, - you can see this blue play arrow. - Play it, - play head. - I click on the one on the right. - You can see that it's here. - So essentially, - there is an invisible line connecting from here. - Teoh here connecting the text. - I'm just gonna move this box up to show you what happens. - That text for Prada voyage a my blogged. - That was down on the bottom. - Left column. - It's moved here. - And now there's a red plus here because we've moved the text off. - They're still. - If I were to drag quick on this text box and I used these toggles and that black arrow - appears, - you can see there's information here, - so I can control command Z toe change that. - But I'm just gonna move these boxes up and down where they were so it's kind of awkward to - have that cut off here and have that one line of text. - So I had to just my text a lot. - And the more I added new features and new experiences. - I adjusted the text and there is still text that could be adjusted fixed. - So the plus is still here, - so I'm gonna move this box down. - It turns out there's just an extra hidden space there, - so I can click. - T are You have to be careful, - cause sometimes it'll accidentally type of teeth. - But over on the left toolbar, - I'm in the type tool, - so I double click there and there's extra space. - So hopefully if I drop this up yes, - now we just have empty hole there and I'll be club much more clearer. - So here we have a line, - another text box, - and then I decided to divide my information. - Instead of having one giant, - unwieldy text box to work with. - I did it all separately, - educationist separate activities, - and you can see the type. - Treatment is a little bit different, - but as a zoom and you can see on the full page, - you can see all the different levels of information. - W So we're looking at that preview mode. - I scroll over and you can see all these separate text boxes. - So let's go ahead and move into our test documents. - And let's talk about adding text. - So there's several things you can dio first. - This is Ah, - you can drop boxes, - but I'm gonna go to the text tool, - the type, - tool or tea. - Um, - And when you have her over things, - it tells you what is behind it, - so and t is a little bit short cut. - But I'm gonna go ahead and draw a box here. - So, - um, - the Texas Blue, - because if you're working layers, - I'm on a blue layer so you could use this toggle and create a new layer and have a separate - layer for text and a separate layer for images. - Um, - if you're familiar Photoshopped, - that's a good option for you. - I tend not Sorkin layers and in design myself. - But just so you know, - exist so you can change the text size. - You know, - a lot of times will be it will default to big, - but I'm gonna go ahead and make it within this framed area that we have created for - ourselves with those margins. - So I'm gonna go to file place text. - So if you're new to in design, - the idea of placing might be a new concept. - I'm so familiar with it. - I do command D. - But just so you know, - if you're used to working an illustrator, - command D does a different future. - So there are few things is few ways you can import text first. - Um, - I like using rich text a rich text file in text at it down in the bottom a lot of times - because a lot of times you are dealing with simple text, - but I'm gonna go ahead and open, - which means placing text and this dialog box came up. - I honestly ignore most dialogue boxes. - If there's something that's really wrong, - I'll go back and look at it later. - So here you can see the text magically appeared. - First thing to notice is the Red Arrow are the red plus sign there. - It means they're still text below it, - which makes sense. - We know that there's a lot of information. - My resume ends right now. - If I double click on it and highlight the text, - I can click on all of it. - Um, - it's I go up to the top and I can see it's 12 point. - If I wanted, - I could go ahead and make it 10. - I could type in the different mount. - So on this top horizontal toolbar, - I'm in the character formatting controls. - If you happen to be on the paragraph formatting controls, - the text is over on the right, - so don't feel like you're getting too lost. - So here we are. - And this is the text. - So I'm gonna go ahead and command Plus to zoom in and what is going on. - I know I have some symbols, - but there's some weird stuff happening. - So another thing you can dio is whatever you're using is go ahead and just highlights and - file copy. - I'm just gonna do command, - see for the shortcut. - Click back in design. - I'm gonna make sure my type cursor is in their side of stable to double clicks inside the - text box. - And I need to command eight. - Highlight all the text on, - then command free for file paste, - a taste. - And there we are. - And everything came through. - OK, - so I'm gonna delete this here, - and I'm gonna go ahead and delete this toolbox of this text box. - I know it's highlighted because I can see these toggles and boxes on the end. - So now we're back to our basic paste board with no text boxes sign ago file place. - And I also have a word document with all my text. - So I must say, - open and hold on. - I'm gonna go back one second. - Say file place and I have show import options checked. - This is important, - especially if you're inserting pdf sit or multiple pages to make sure all your information - is coming through. - Not that you're inserting a pdf in a resume, - but just so you know, - but also, - um, - for a word, - documents. - Ah, - lot of times it's going to default toe have preserved styles and formatting and texting - tables. - Sometimes things can go wrong, - So I just like to have clean, - plain text come into my file. - So I say okay. - And this time you can see that the the cursor is loaded with the text and you can even read - the beginning of the text, - which is my first item. - So if I just click and let go, - it created its own text box and it went to those natural margins. - I wanna go to file your at it undo place so you can see I'm back to just where Iwas and I'm - gonna go ahead and click in this area and draw a box. - So here we are and the plus Sinus here. - So these are a couple ways of dealing with text. - But next I want to show you I'm gonna go ahead. - I've liked to work in smaller chunks of text as we looked at in my actual resume, - I've treated all the information in each section separately. - So I'm in too. - Delete this. - I'm going to create a new text box and just start by adding in the information so things - aren't perfect and do that. - So I just work at the text little by little, - um, - opening the box so it's big enough off. - If so, - it's so much text. - So I'm gonna go ahead and highlight at all. - I'm going Teoh, - just change it down to 10 point. - You can already see it's changed a little bit. - The next thing into dio Actually, - sometimes when you go off the page is make this smaller. - Now that we see it all, - you can just move it around. - And as you know, - in my actual resume, - I have two columns for text. - So I'm gonna make this, - you know, - typical column, - and I'm going to go ahead and hit this plus sign. - Now my cursor is loaded and we want the text to continue. - So here we go. - Now, - it's not fitting perfectly. - If I pulled down and adjust the the text boxes, - it all fits. - But we're going to deal with the text and finessing that later. - But we're just trying to get the basic information in so we know all that's in and we'll - fix it and we'll know that we need to make sure to include all the text later and you go - back to the word document. - Then I'm going to get my education information. - Copy that. - And instead of placing it, - I'm just going to copy and paste it in in a drawl, - a new text box and paste it there once again. - The text is too big. - I'm going to commit a tow, - highlight it all and make that down to 10 point. - So there's still some information being cut off. - So you can work in the pace boards and put information here, - but for me it's really important just to work with that key text, - and then we'll fix it. - Massage it later, - as we work through the other lessons sewing to go ahead and save my documents, - and next up we'll look at master pages. 8. Master Pages: - So right now we're gonna look at master pages. - If your brand new did in design and working with layouts, - you might want to skip this lecture and return to it later. - But because it's about layouts and your text boxes, - I wanted to go ahead and show it to you now. - So what we're concerned with now is my contact information here at the top will look at it - in terms of text and nuance later in another lecture about type. - But right now, - we're gonna think of it as information to include in our master pages. - So on a master page, - it's the same information shows up on every page. - So we're gonna go into our test document that we're practicing, - and I'm gonna go ahead and start a plane page, - and actually, - I'm gonna go ahead and go into the toggle and save duplicates spread just to show you how - it works and know what? - Actually, - our guides didn't copy onto these pages because they weren't in the master page. - So I'm gonna go ahead and shift shift and you saw there change covered colors. - So holding shift in clicking selects all the items, - and I'm gonna go ahead and click on the master here and say Control. - Click. - Because I don't want to just paste I want to paste in place. - This is a secret tool that works really well on so many professional documents. - So I once it didn't did control Click. - And here's the shortcut for pasting in place. - So here are guides and now they're not showing up here. - But we'll see in the second when they do so, - I'm gonna go ahead and highlight all this information and click on it. - So here, - I mean, - I just clicked overall the information, - and sometimes you actually get too much information. - This text box is actually bigger than we need TB. - Oops, - unq lick. - Going to go ahead and just drag this up and make it smaller. - Highlight all that. - I could also click. - I'm holding shift and shift. - So all three boxes in a command shift or sorry, - command Cito, - edit Copy. - Go into here and I want to make sure I'm in my master page. - So rather than looking at individual document pages, - I want to be in a master. - If I hit command view to paste you see, - the information goes They're so good at it. - Undo or command Z. - And I'm gonna go ahead and under edit this time go to paste in place. - This is a thing. - Same thing I did with control paste in place. - So here we are. - So is you. - See and see we already have my existing documents, - but that header isn't showing up anywhere. - That's because a master is not applied to these other pages. - The easiest way to get it to apply its just drag it on top of it. - So there we go hit w to view in the other mode And here we have this perfect letterhead. - So as many documents as you want Another way it could Dio is an oops. - One second I'm gonna go ahead and click on page three. - Anything you say apply to master pages. - Right now there's nothing applying, - but I can scroll down to a master and I want to apply pages. - Page three. - You could also do Page three comma five common nine or 3-9 or just choose your individual - page. - So there we go. - We have master A but what if you have a letterhead that you don't want all your contact - information on every page. - You just want toe, - have your name. - So I'm gonna go to master a and click on it. - So it's highlighted. - Blue Say New Master, - you girls a duplicate master A But I must say, - new master and they want it's gonna be called master be And I want it to be based on Master - A So all the information is still on the same page. - The other work around, - of course, - is saying paste in place each time. - Say Okay, - so now I know this is highlighted here, - so I know where Master beat, - So I'm clicking on it and we have these dotted lines and I can't access it. - The thing about master pages locks the information because of information that's supposed - to go on every page and not, - um, - you know, - not get messed up. - So any time you're working with a master page, - even if it's on your main page is there's a way to unlock it. - The way you do that is hit command shift and click. - So I'm gonna go ahead and highly that delete and then sewing in a command shift click and - elite. - So master bees there. - So here we're looking Master a here. - Wokingham Master A and now in a drag Master B. - So if I was doing letterhead in a zoom out, - I have my I could put my letter right here. - And actually, - maybe I actually want to move my guides, - but oops. - Remember, - the guides are in the master page, - so I'm gonna go ahead and just command shift, - unlock it here and move it over. - So I'm actually changing my margin as they go, - and then look at page be and you know, - actually probably want to go into the master page and change the change. - The guide there. - So look, - it automatically changed on B, - so master pages are a really nice touch. - Sometimes you might be working on your resume and you don't realize you're in master a and - you have all your text here. - All you want to do is copy the body of the text and delete it from the master. - And make sure you're working here in this body of text eso Do you want to keep those - organized? - But the master pages here, - um, - are going to appear on all these other sub pages. - So that is, - that covers master pages 9. Design terms + concepts: - and this unit. - We're gonna look at key design concepts and these air concepts that can apply to any - document you're working on. - You show you overall presentation where we'll relook at some of the examples in the - Inspiration lecture. - And then in the next video, - I'll break down How to actually do this, - use these tools and in design. - But forget to into it too much, - I also wanted to point out to Fantastic Resource is that are going to be found over and - over in the classroom. - The first is thinking with type. - Dot com is a website based on the book by Ellen Lupton with the same title. - The book's been recently updated, - and this is a fantastic resource. - The website has so much free information as well, - but I love looking at the book as a resource, - and additionally, - Ellen has a free class, - all about type and redesigning type on business cards on skill share. - The other site is practical typography by Matthew Broderick, - and this is a very straightforward site. - But there's all these concepts that you can look that and explore and super sneaky down - here. - Don't miss the resumes. - Sample documents as well as letterhead and research paper. - So all of these air fantastic, - fantastic tools, - and he talks about page layout in a very clear and direct fashion. - So the first concept I wanted to talk about is alignment. - Alignment sounds straightforward, - but I can't tell you how many documents I see where it's a little bit off. - And sometimes just being a little bit off looks like a bigger mistake than something that - could potentially be intentional. - But alignment talks about refers to how the elements on the page fit together. - So if you're working in one big text box, - like from Cape Ingham, - birds resume that you have one text box, - so everything is gonna align to the left. - But pretend these were all separate text boxes for each item. - If you're just casually putting them together, - you might accidentally have one here and one here and just a little bit off. - But in design, - you'll see on the top toolbar, - and we'll explore in in design and next video. - You have these tools where if you highlight all the text boxes and then click here, - it's going to move to the left most point. - So alignment is really important, - especially when you're working with separate text boxes. - So you want your differences in spacing and tabs to be significant enough. - Um, - Teoh look like an intentional design decision. - The alignment continues with text, - and we're also gonna look a justification. - I apologize for the next in design video because there's a couple bits of text about - justification that I tweaked anyway. - The most common kind of text you're gonna find this is flush left ragged, - right flush left, - refers to this left alignment and ragged right is just what it looks like. - It's this uneven edge on the right. - So it's something you want to keep an eye on where you don't want spacing to be off too - much. - You can add hyphenation in certain cases to help it out. - This is centered text center texture. - Definitely used. - Be too sparingly. - Sometimes you see in invitations, - but you don't want to read a book in centered text. - Then we have flush right and ragged left. - Flush right refers to this alignment on the right edge, - which you really want to be. - Pay attention to these periods. - It's more awkward when it ends in a period than when it doesn't and then this ragged left - edge. - So a lot of times you'll see on somebody's letterhead the contact information Is this flush - right for something a little bit different on the top, - But usually you typically don't see it in on an entire body of text, - but you can always get creative. - You never know and then justification. - So technically full justification when is when every single line goes all the way from left - to right. - This is Onley used in very artsy context and replaces. - Or you really know what you're doing with type because the thing you have to worry about - our something called rivers, - so rivers are holes in your text. - So right now I just have holes, - and technically, - a river kind of goes in between them. - But as you can see, - the space can be really awkward, - so this is not full justification, - but it's still justified text, - and then you have the flush left on the bottom. - So the way you want to handle justified text is really pay attention to first of all the - line length. - The longer the line of Texas, - the easier it is to be to fit all the text in the line. - Another thing you could do is make the typeface a little bit smaller. - But of course you want. - It's still to be ledge a ble, - and so you can read it. - And then the other option is to use a condensed bunt. - A condensed want is just what it sounds like. - It's a tighter version off the fonts do not create your own condensed version of a thought - by pushing it together. - Rather, - use a font that has something called a condensed version. - So we'll look in the next video of how this paragraph can be altered. - But that's just what you need to be aware of. - So all these alignment tools with text are found in the paragraph tool, - and you can see left center right and then the justified versions on the bottom. - So here we are with Angelos, - uh, - resume again, - and he's working with a few different kinds of type. - So up here we have this centered text, - and on his skills, - he's using center textiles. - Well, - so one of the type crime, - said Ellen Lupton, - points out in her thinking, - What type is creating shapes? - So this has a nice flow to it you could do. - It's where it's descending order or something like that. - You have to test it out. - But realize unless you're a professional designer and they're still kind of starting out, - that kind of forcing things toe look like shapes is something you probably want to avoid. - Just let the type take its natural form. - And then over here on his type lines, - he has justified type, - and it's not going full justified on the last line. - And the way this is working on his page is that he's using longer lines of text than, - say, - the columns I was using. - So the between the size of the type and the line length it's really working. - The next thing is letting and so letting refers to the days of letter press when lead would - literally go between the lines of text. - So it's line spacing. - It's amount of space between each line, - so the amount of space between your lines also is impacted by the size of your text. - So and in designing of a tool on the bottom right, - you can see where you have the text size and then on the below it you have the leading size - or line spacing, - so this will automatically go to something called Auto. - But it's nice of you congested, - adjusted of it, - so you would highlight all the text, - and then you could adjust and move the arrows. - Or you can type in the amount. - So this amount of space right here is a little bit much. - This is too tight, - especially with the big text, - So find something that's comfortable for your eyes to things. - To really consider our readability and ledge ability, - you want to make sure the person receiving your documents is going to actually be able to - digest and read the information. - So think about the audience who's reading it and don't go to creative or too artsy, - so you're gonna have to practice a little bit. - Something that I had to do in grad school is take um, - text in a bunch of different sizes and paragraphs in different fonts and put them next to - each other, - and is a really great way to compare, - compare, - um, - the different options. - And then we had to print it out. - Because, - of course, - when you print something out, - it can look different than in screen so that's a good exercise if you want some more - practice and seeing how text works and fits on the page. - And, - of course, - always look to something like a magazine or a book or these other resumes for examples of - how letting is being used. - So this was, - um, - from Jessica's resume, - and so here she has her Kernan Burn project, - and I wanted to show you the leading here. - It's very much normal, - letting she's not going extreme. - It's not too tight. - She's not trying to create extra space. - We have her resume down here and you can see it. - Another thing I wanted to point out that's a little bit more advanced when it comes to - design is from this line to this line. - Sometimes it's a full return, - so a space in between. - But there's also a tool in in design in the paragraph bar called Space Below, - and you can add and remove space there. - But you couldn't make things a little bit more than a return or a little bit less, - so it gives you a lot more control than just a return. - So the next concept is tracking, - so tracking refers to the space between all the letters of a word. - So in the first version of welcome, - tracking is zero. - So it's the default, - and the next line you have the word welcome, - and this is spread out. - Something to note is, - you never want to use space poor as a design tool. - So this is not W space e space l space never do that. - Instead, - highlight the word. - And then in the tracking change, - it changes basing between the letters by just sorry about that by pressing up. - So this is adding tracking. - And then down here you can see negative tracking and very few instances would you want to - go really negative. - But if you're working in a paragraph and you need to just by a little bit more real estate - , - you could highlight the paragraph of text and take it down to nine is 10 or minus 20 and - see if that helps your your text bit a little bit better. - But welcome here You're losing well, - a ledge ability, - and it's it's not really doing anything for you. - So tracking is definitely something to keep in mind with section headers, - and here we see an Alka Services resume and that top line freelance design. - This is where the tracking is happening, - so you can see it's just a little bit more space in breathing room, - and it's a really nice way. - Teoh either create categories or text that you want to stand out. - You don't want to use increased tracking throughout your entire document, - but just use it sparingly, - and it will really make that information stand out, - even if it's not bold. - This is basic texts, - but she's used all caps. - Soak earning is a little bit like tracking, - but it refers to the space between two letters. - Instead of the entire word soak. - Earning issues happen a lot more. - The bigger type gets. - So if you're working with display type for a title or perhaps your name on the resume for - the title page, - Um, - or if you're working with free fonts and this was a free thought and free, - you get what you pay for sometimes, - but you can see there's some extra spaces here that are could be adjusted. - So what you do is put your cursor between the letters, - and then you are able to adjust up and down and in design looking at the cheat sheet icon - on the bottom right, - and you can change it there. - So anywhere you need to adjust the space thing, - you'd put the cursor and then you would, - um, - decrease or ad space where you need it. 10. Key design concepts applied in InDesign: - So here we are again exploring key design concepts. - But this time I wanted to approach the same concepts, - but in in design. - So here we are in my presentation document and go ahead and click to our first concept, - which is alignment. - So a lineman is essentially just making everything a line and be in the same line. - So here you can see my resume on almost final form. - But I accidentally click something and this box got off. - You really want to make sure this top line of text aligns horizontally when it's a little - bit off? - It looks bad, - too, - so you can do it manually and try to eyeball it. - But there's no need to do that when you have a great align tool. - So I'm the click. - Um, - the box is highlighted cause the toggles have appeared. - Hold down, - shift and click the other box so this light blue line shows up to show alignment. - But if I were to move it now, - they're both gonna move Control Z. - So what I want are the allying tools and they show up in this top toolbar and they are toe - align edges. - Another thing you can do is often look under the window palate because you might find the - align. - Ah, - line used to be listed in older versions of in design, - but they renamed it here. - So I like to go the help menu type in a line. - I can see it's under object layout a line, - and on the top you can see it's window object and lay out a line. - So here you have the palette that has popped out. - You converse. - Oops, - There we go. - Just move these around the page so you can see them a little better. - So I'm gonna go ahead and say I want Thies to align top edges so I can go ahead and click - this because you have to have two items clicked because that needs to know what is aligned - to what? - So it's going to align to the top. - The top most edge. - So there we go. - Now, - if I want this to go left, - if I click left a line edges, - they're gonna line up on top of each other, - which is not what we want. - Something to control. - Command See, - undo. - Click outside toe, - click the box. - I'm gonna click on the box again. - This is just me hovering over it. - But when I click the handles show up and I'm gonna hold shift and click this other box on - the bottom of the my education so I could use this pop up box or I can collapse the icons - and or close it, - and I'm going to use on the top toolbar. - I'm going to go ahead and use the exact same buttons and say a line left And there we go. - Everything is back in place, - and something that was nice is when we aligned it where it's supposed to be. - We have this nice gutter of space for the text to breathe. - You never want it to be to close something like this is really unprofessional, - and it's just hard to read. - So you want to make sure you uses the line tools and you can click is many boxes that you - want in order to make everything align. - So if all these items were separate boxes, - you could highlight them all and aligned in the same place. - So next up, - looking at justification, - some of this is still alignment, - and some of it is justification. - So, - uh, - I'm gonna go ahead and copy a bit of text and to go ahead and click to another page blank - page. - It might be easier for you to start working at this with your text levels, - azi individual bits of information. - Get it. - So you how you like it and it looks good on. - Then take it from there. - So this bottom text gonna highlight it and you could go the top toolbar and see it's - aligned left. - You can also quick on paragraph style, - and it just moves that same information to the left and the text information moved over to - the right so you can see what happens when I align. - Right? - Everything moved to the right and center, - so center, - it looks kind of funky. - It's really hard to make something centered. - Look great. - So I'm gonna go ahead. - And in this case, - I was just able to have my cursor in the box, - and it moved all the text instead of individual text. - So I'm also gonna show you what happens when I have this text and I say justify text. - Um, - this is moving everything. - So I think I need to put a return in there and let's see what happens here. - There we go. - Um, - so you have this information here, - So this actually isn't too bad because the textile works here. - If I was going to do full justify all lines, - awkward spaces do not do this. - This looks really unprofessional. - So it depends on how the along the line like this. - So what happens here? - So the fund, - I think it's small enough here that it's working, - but you can see this justified. - You have these gaps, - so you might want to click on this and highlight that text, - go into the caramel character formatting controls and adjust the tracking toe. - Add a little bit of space between each letter, - so you have to tweak it a little bit. - But really, - I would highlight all this. - Take the tracking 20 and in the paragraph, - formatting just go left, - um, - left just gets justify and ragged, - right. - If you want to move text to the next line, - you can hit shift return to to a softer turn to move it to the next line. - Another thing to know is if you highlight the text, - if you go up in your top, - you're still in the paragraph Formatting controls you have hyphenate. - So nothing happened there. - The check boxes there. - But when you see when I change the text box, - let's there we go in design, - um hyphen hyphenated. - And that's definitely a word we don't want to hyphenate. - I could do shift return here. - If I change the box, - it might adjust later. - But really, - I'm gonna highlight the text and turn hyphenate off by un checking this box in the middle - of the top horizontal toolbar. - So hyphenation is something you want to consider. - You probably don't definitely don't want your headlines hyphenated, - but for body text and these descriptions, - it can definitely work. - So heading back down to our examples, - looking at letting. - So this is why it's good Teoh practice with just one smaller paragraph. - So I'm gonna highlight the text click back up to A for the character formatting you can see - my fault is trade gothic, - and my weight is medium. - They're a bunch of different weights. - I could choose from, - um and the sizes 8.5 point. - Just so you know, - my computer is set to French setting so set up decimals. - We use commas um, - but it really would be 8.5 pixels, - and then the letting is 11. - I'm going to go ahead and say auto, - which is what's gonna happen most of the time. - So I did typography, - professor once, - who said, - uh, - never do auto. - So I always kind of adjusted manually. - Get up and down. - If you want, - you can say what is 20 20 point look like which, - if you really don't have much experience and you can definitely feel the page like this, - but uses wisely, - I think, - really, - For most of the text, - you want it just to be a A couple points larger than your your font size, - so that is the leading and tracking. - I looked at a little bit, - but I'm gonna go ahead and I'll just add a new box experience. - Click on it and change it to my funds. - So this is already condensed font. - How it defaulted. - It defaulted to tendons 18. - So I'm going to go up to the top toolbar tracking, - and I can go up or down with the arrows, - and it's already condensed, - so I don't need it to go any smaller. - But this is taking a while so I could type in, - highlight and type in and say 200 or something like that. - Or it could hit the right scroll down and say 200 keep going up. - It can try 400. - I can change the fonts or different information. - So if you go back to an inspiration Bill video, - go and look at these details and see how the different treatments are handling it. - So this is the tracking. - So I do believe our next concept is Kern Ing. - Yes. - So turning is gonna be what happens most often in display type. - So I'm gonna go ahead and change into the master because this is where you would want it. - You don't want to just have changed in one page. - It probably be a bigger I don't like your name. - So I have my name, - which is just two fonts. - And so wherever you put the cursor is where the tracking is There the cunning soon be - adjusted. - So it's right above tracking and turning is just between two letters, - rather between all between. - Also all letters of the word all words. - So this is trade Gothic font, - which is what you pay for and have a license for. - So this pond is has a little bit more polished, - and it's a little bit cleaner than a free flight you would buy. - They don't have time to work through all the details. - So maybe I would want to put the cursor here and then change the turning and just move it a - little bit closer. - So, - actually, - you know, - moving forward. - Maybe I don't want that space. - Um, - it's very, - very subtle details, - but it's something when you're working on your name is the place you would be most likely - to use it. - So I'm sure I've for gotten things in this video, - Um, - in terms of design concepts. - But please, - please don't hesitate to ask questions in the, - um, - skill share classroom. - And also keep checking back to resource is I love to add more tools throughout the class as - people have questions, - and as I can help you 11. Tips for working with fonts + type: - this unit is all about type selection and mixing type. - The secret to type is keeping its clean minimal and letting it work for your content and - enhance the message you're trying to communicate. - So here's some tips for strong typography. - Go for a clean, - simple font if you want to go fancy, - maybe by a fancy font for a poster design but a resume. - You're trying to be professional, - so you want to make sure you cook. - Select a fun that communicates that second, - choose a thought, - which comes in a variety of waits. - The more variety you have within a font, - the mortar chance we're gonna have to make your content stand out. - And you know that the font works with each other because it was designed by the same - designer. - Next, - you want to decide if you're a Sarah font or a sensor font or a sense of person. - Cervantes Tradition are a bit more traditional, - have historical quality because that's what typography was grown out of, - and Sarah fonts have the little feet sensor false tend to be a little bit more modern, - and they're often what are used on websites. - Using a serif font does not mean you're old school are outdated, - but it just can help reflect a different personality. - So a law firm is probably going to be more likely to use a serif fonts. - And a graphic designer in 2014 is more likely to be using a sensor I really recommend in - investing a quality font. - Free buns can be great, - but when it comes to body copy, - they just don't quite live up to a professionally designed font that you pay for nothing. - Refunds aren't by done by professionals, - but, - um, - the the fonts that you purchase from fount foundries. - There is so much attention to detail, - and it will also make you stand out from the competition. - Next, - you want to limit yourself to two typefaces. - Maximum three per page. - You can use the variety of weights within your document, - but you really don't want to detract from your content. - You want your content to shine, - and you just want. - The typeface is to be used as a tool for communication. - When you're mixing fonts, - you want to make sure you have enough contrast. - Something that could be nice is using a Sarah for one of your headers. - and the sensor for your body copy and descriptions something you want to avoid doing is - using something like to San Sarah funds in your document that are very similar. - It kind of looks like a mistake, - and it's going to be awkward to read. - So you want to make sure that the two fonts that you're using are different enough. - But once again, - you can stick entirely within the same thought family if you wish. - Don't use type that's too big. - This is going to be a big issue in creating this professional document. - As I've said before, - work tends to default to 12 points. - I would say Start with 10 points, - but you probably can go to nine point or eight point for most of your text in these - documents, - depending on your fault choice. - So you need to test out different funds because each fought behaves a little bit - differently, - and you don't know until you test it out. - So don't be afraid to try a few variations in your experimentation as you work through your - document. - Finally, - don't forget to print your work to see how it feels. - Intangible form. - We're so used to the screen but the resume is going to be a printed document as your final - , - very final version. - So you want to make sure you're testing that along the way? - I wanted to create this list of Serra fonts and san Serif fonts, - thes air just bonds that happen to be installed on my computer. - You're not gonna have all of them in yours cause some of them are license sponsored. - I've purchased or gained from projects over the years. - So San Serif, - you've aerial, - which everybody has Helvetica, - which most people have. - But I found this Helvetica light form, - which I thought was a little bit more pleasing on the eye in a little bit fresher and looks - different than what you normally see with Helvetica. - Helvetica New is another alternative for Helvetica, - a grotesque fruit, - bigger news Gothic trade Gothic Brendan Grotesque, - which is definitely more of an investment and universe in terms of serif font times New - Roman. - But everybody knows this fun, - and it's such a default. - Maybe try ago Adobe Gary Mondor, - Georgia and there's also Baskerville in Castle On, - and that's you can see here. - The funds have little feet on them in this era, - so if you haven't noticed already. - Trade Gothic is the thought that I've used in my resume. - The reason I use this Pont is a little bit convoluted, - that convoluted, - but the honestly, - the reason I use it is my first professional full time job is a graphic designer is working - for an architecture firm and in their marketing department. - They had Brandon themselves and used this font in all of their marketing documents, - and they bought the license for the office. - So I got so used to designing with it. - I really loved it. - I loved the variation of the fonts. - There is enough different versions without being too many. - So I became really familiar with it and became part of my identity as well. - So that's how I chose trade Gothic. - So a few things to note here are there. - You have trade Gothic medium and then look to lines down to trade Gothic light. - Both of those phones are very similar. - You probably don't want to use trade Gothic medium and trade Gothic light next to each - other. - It just looks like a mistake. - You want to go for contrast. - So trade Gothic, - medium plus trade, - Gothic, - bold number two. - That's a nice combination. - They're different enough. - Or throwing trade Gothic, - bold condensed 20 or trade Gothic condensed 18. - So have enough variation in your choice, - and you don't want to use every single version of this font family in your document. - Try to limit it to 33 variations here, - so I would love to teach you everything I know about type. - But honestly, - everything I've learned about type is through from Ellen Lupton, - and she is a type guru, - and she is a graduate professor or a professor at Males Institute College of Art. - And her first book is thinking with type. - And that's really where I got to know Ellen, - and she has a website with the same name thinking with type dot com. - There's so much free information you have to dig a little bit and keep clicking on the - length but explore that site. - But I really recommend that everybody take a little pause in this class to go and enjoy her - skill share class typography that works typography, - composition and bonds. - Not only is it a skill share class, - it is a free skill share class, - so you'll learn a lot more about Sarah and San Serif fonts, - a little bit of history behind everything and the project for that classes to redesign your - business card. - So it's another redesign project, - and it's looking at text and type specifically, - and you could create something in that class that will work very well for your type - treatment and your contact information of the letterhead of your resume. - So finally, - your other homework for this unit right now is to try out various sponsor with small - sections of your text. - You want to print out these examples and see how they look in paper. - So one of my graduate school classes and typography, - we had to create an entire binder that was the same body. - Copy the same text on every page, - but a different fought for each, - and we were checking the size. - We're trying it with different variations of letting and seeing how it works. - But we kind of created this cheat sheet for how text looks when printed, - and we could see it on the screen, - obviously. - So what I would do in this case is just a copy one or two paragraphs or, - you know, - items from your resume and look at it just is an individual piece. - Looking at the whole document at once can be overwhelming, - but just choose that one item from your resume. - Copy and paste that text a dozen times and try a different thought for each text block and - trench. - The letting change the font size printed out and look at it. - You just have to do these tests and the more familiar get with design, - the less you'll need to do this in the future. - But this is really to help. - Familiarize yourself with type and text and see what's on your computer and see what you - Maybe you want to buy in terms of fonts, - but check the resource. - Is there a lot of font foundries there? - A lot of information, - as well as the links toe Ellen's class and some other resource, - is that you'll benefit from regarding text and type. 12. Working with type in InDesign: - So why don't you use the second video of the type selection mixing type section to talk - about, - type within in design and see how we're actually putting it to use. - So one of the things I had suggested was to go ahead and test out a bunch of different - fonts, - test out different sizes and see what kind of type treatments you want. - So here, - in this document, - I've got ahead and tested a few different fonts from my computer. - It imported into Minion, - and it just came like this that the spaces, - and I kind of decided right away I knew I didn't want to start off. - But this is definitely think, - something I could explore. - And sometimes it's just a matter of changing the spacing and shift return for the soft - return or making it a little bigger. - They can make it more legible. - So I tried a bunch of different fonts and sometimes ah, - font that I really like. - It just isn't working for me for this document, - and sometimes that you need to see it in a larger format, - and you definitely contest it that way as well. - But for me, - I just wanted to try what happened if I tried these different bonds, - different sizes in a very basic way. - And I'm not going crazy here, - but I really could have tested a lot more variations. - But actually, - down here at Ariel, - I started to like more. - And then I played with bold and then I got to trade Gothic. - And as we know, - that is the fun in treatment that I ended up with. - And so you can see I did italics for my title for the year. - Ended up taking it to a shade of black would your great I bowled ID the name and I put the - website in brackets just so would stand apart in the brackets would be abused. - Visual clue. - And then I had the body text. - So this is what I decided. - I wanted to use the model and then from here and build out the rest of my text. - So I wanted to go ahead and show you have character and paragraph styles work. - So I had to take the next bit of text, - and I could take a lot more, - but I'm gonna start with a small chunk. - Gonna go ahead and draw a box and pasted in. - So here I have a bunch of text that is just coming in straight from the word document is - definitely ugly and needs to be finessed in our layouts. - Right now, - we're hanging out with text toe looking like this instead of like this. - So what? - It could do our paragraph and character styles, - So I'm gonna close my palate so you can see how you open it. - So a lot of times it will be hanging out over on the right, - depending on your settings. - But you want to go down to styles, - or sometimes it's listed as character styles or paragraph styles. - So I know use character styles but can't Paragraph styles are definitely something for a - book or long form, - and it's the basic undergoing ground underlying hierarchy, - earth underlying base for for type but character styles. - Because I'm using so many variations and these air smaller groups of text, - I did choose character styles, - but in the resource is, - I've shared to adobe TV videos for really mastering character and paragraph styles. - So what I'm gonna dio is in the highlight the text of each section, - and as you can see over here move my character styles closer. - There's already something called job title. - So what I did, - I hit the toggle, - said new character style I typed in job title. - It would have been based on none, - because it would have been a fresh style and automatically it set thes settings. - Now this is something I can change manually, - and we'll do that in the second. - But I did that for each section, - and I just gave it a name that I'd recognize. - And this one, - I believe, - is gray. - I think I've highlighted a little bit too much. - That one's great, - but it could double click here, - and I could actually say date would be a better way to say it. - So it's using the same treatment as the other phones. - But I could go ahead and try synthesis, - trade Gothic, - change your character color and here you go. - Something else to point out is in the basic character of format. - Something can change. - Here is you can change too small caps. - This is a true way to make small caps instead of faking it later, - so there's a lot of simple information here. - You can also change something toe all caps. - And so it will change universally. - So you don't have to re type all the information. - So I'm gonna go ahead and say, - OK, - that change dates. - And I did that for each section. - So gonna go ahead and click down here on the new paragraph. - And as I highlight this text, - you can see there's nothing there. - Um, - there is no character style cause I'm about to set the character style. - So here I have my total and I'm gonna go ahead and hit job title. - And there it changed to the exact same style as it is here. - You go through the whole document and I know this is the date this we didn't go through an - example, - but it makes sense. - We'll show you what happens. - It's date, - and it's gonna look like the date. - But I want it to look like the company that's it has the same treatment they're and the - rest of the text is all the same. - So I've gone ahead and name this description. - So there we have it. - So everything matches in its consistent Now here's the cool thing. - So if I decide to go in and change my accent color Too hot pink. - It's changed here. - Gonna highlight it again so you can see it. - But look, - there's a plus sign here. - So it's telling you how you want to override it. - So they're different ways. - You go into it and to go in double click and here it didn't override. - But if I want to go click on this hit, - OK is changed in all the locations. - So you're going to have to manually set all the text into these character styles. - But you can change anything you want so I can go into the description. - I could change this to Times New Roman, - and voila! - It's changed automatically. - So this is a great way to streamline the information, - make it easier to find and fix later on. - Another thing, - I wanted to talk about waas the title treatment. - Think about having your name. - You really could have one front one color whatever you want, - but think about something will make you stand out and make your name kind of pop on the - page. - You obviously don't want it to be too big, - and actually, - I believe mine is bigger than most of the name treatments we saw in the examples and - Inspiration video. - But I like this, - and I liked that I had two very contrast ing funds. - So this is where you can have a script, - bond or display fonts or something different. - But you also want it to be illegible, - so you don't necessarily want a wedding style flaunt. - So it's a tricky balance, - so still go with a very basic down to earth bunt, - if that makes sense. - Also think about what level of information you wanna have. - How much of your address if you need your phone number. - I have a lot more contact information, - a lot of people, - but I really do use all these modes of come, - um, - of communication. - So it's very important. - So another thing I wanted to show you here is that when you highlight this, - I can. - It's still active text. - I can delete it. - I can change it. - This is nothing fancy aided an illustrator. - I just adjusted the current ing and I put the type places next to each other and voila! - It's done. - But I'm not gonna have this middle font or this funds installed on every computer. - So just to be sure, - because I'm essentially creating. - This is a logo type I wanna go up to type. - Well, - First off, - I haven't clicked the box quick, - so it's highlighted and create outlines. - And what creating outlines does is essentially creates an image. - So in this mode you just see the dotted line, - which essentially looks like it's. - Group the items and zoom in and then hit W, - and I'm not sure if you can tell, - but there's this really thin line around the letters, - so I'm going to unclipped everything. - Try to put the cursor, - and the curse is just creating a new text box. - And this. - These are all essentially separate images. - But if I save this like this, - I can copy and paste it into any document, - uh, - email to somebody else's to include in a document or a poster. - If it's your logo, - who is the sponsor? - Something like that. - This way, - I know all the type is going to translate. - It's the same idea of not wanting to send a potential employee or a word document. - Some of the fonts might get a little bit wonky, - or if they don't have the correct plus installed in their computer, - it's not going to read correctly. - This is why we want to send a pdf file, - which essentially flattens everything and makes it, - um, - an image for just for explanation purposes. - But basically what it's doing is protecting your work and making sure that everything looks - like it's supposed Teoh. 13. Adding the details in InDesign: - So we're getting into the final stretch and this is all about details and finishing touches - . - Do you saw the bits of your resume that are really going to make it your own and stand out - and also be a little bit of fun for you? - So I'm gonna go ahead and show you some sample text I've been working on, - so it's totally normal in the design process to think you know what you're doing and then - change your mind in the midst. - So let's pretend that I'm excited to cut a ton of content. - I really only wanted to focus on my freelance projects is my experience. - So I've decided to create a bulleted list. - So this is very similar to the treatment we created with the paragraph start or the - character styles. - But now I've added another bullet point, - and so I three different things, - and so in the highlight that text and add bullets. - So up in the middle of the horizontal toolbar, - you have the option for the bull to list. - But look at that big space. - Those air kind of boring, - typical bullets. - I want something a little bit different, - so they're definitely ways that you can customize that. - So all the way to the right and the horizontal toolbar. - There's this downward toggle with three lines next to it. - It's very hidden, - and you can always use the help bar to search bullets as, - um, - a work around. - But bullets and numbering is an option, - and you have this list so there are a few different options that come up. - But to add some more, - you can search here and add bullets so I could go into wing dings. - It's one second playing. - Let's look in here and you can see they're all these options pointing figures I like Adobe - would cut. - Let's see. - I like the wood type ornaments, - these air kind of nice embellishments. - This is showing up smaller than the cliffs palette that will show you in a second. - But if you wanted a star across or something a little bit different so you could choose - what you want and then say add, - we'll see. - Okay, - And there when he said OK, - it shows up here, - but I think that might be a little bit too heavy, - so I actually like this double carrots, - so I'm going to click here and I have this bottom left preview box checked so you can see - what it looked like before and after. - So this is nice, - but I still don't really love the spacing. - So here you can change the first the alignment, - which that's not gonna do anything in this particular example and first line in Dent. - So I want this to in Dent just a little bit. - So you can once again type in the amounts, - or you can just use these arrows to talk, - go up and down. - So I'm gonna say OK, - so I'm actually pretty happy with that. - We'll have to see on the full page if I still like these double arrows. - Or if it's something that becomes busy, - I under high like this and then hit that old option key just to duplicate it. - And I'm gonna clear these bullets. - I don't want them and show you a couple other things. - So there is in that when you're in the paragraph formatting controls up on the top. - You have these other futures for a left in dent. - First line left in dense, - a write in debt, - which I've never used. - Last line right in dense and a space before. - But I really recommend using space after and that's really for something like here. - I'd put the cursor and add a touch of space. - There you go. - Just to help separate the information. - It really be even better after a line item. - So you don't need a full return but maybe want a return and 1/2 or something like that. - You would put the cursor after it and do this and you can also build this into a character - , - Styler Paragraph style. - So I know. - Go ahead and highlight this and hit up to in Dent. - Just so you know, - when you're working with the blocks of text, - sometimes the whole paragraph is gonna move. - What I do is hit a full return, - and then I go ahead and do the in dense. - And then once I get it to work, - I'm able to delete or shift return for a soft return and to get it to work. - So sometimes you have to you have toe play with it a little bit. - But all this could be integrated into the styles as well. - Just, - you know, - under window under type and tables, - you have the character formatting if you'd rather see it as a pop up and, - uh, - there is a glimpse palette. - So one other thing I was going to show you is text trap. - If you're working with an image this way, - it wraps around and the other thing I want is actually called the tab. - So this is something that moves all the time. - So tabs is under type and tabs, - So this is a little bit finicky and not my favorite feature, - but I just want to show you how the sliders move and you really have to grab a couple of - times. - So you have this top and bottom. - And so it's the the first line of the text and the second line. - So essentially the bottom is an in dense and this is acting like a magnet over the document - . - So move that back. - So it's another way of handling the in dense, - and I just find it Oh, - more challenging than it needs to be. - And you can type in a lot of the times, - but I find these buttons quite small, - and I'm gonna just know what I would do here is closest and control Z to get back to where - Iwas open and again try again. - You know, - it's part of the lessons of design and it's totally normal. - So I'm gonna go ahead, - open text tool and say, - um, - skills. - I just wanted to show you one other thing into going to other type change case. - If you want, - tell all your headers to be lower case you can do this. - Um, - sentence case would be the first letter upper case and then the rest Lower case title case - is if you have two words, - both works would be capitalized. - But I'm gonna go ahead and changes back to upper case. - And I also just want to use this as an excuse to open the gifts palette where you can see - all these extras. - This little mountain lets you think you see things bigger and smaller, - and you can see I used the glass palace to access some of these fun things. - So all these wind ings, - web dings, - um, - at the end. - This is where some of the fun arrows and triangles and things live. - So these could definitely be integrated into your design or a bullet point, - but use them sparingly as you saw none of the professional designers were using these - keeping. - Remember, - just used the vertical i r. - Slash in order to divide information. - But definitely explore these. - Have fun, - be creative. - Um, - less is more so use them in a minimal way, - but definitely feel free to experiment. - So each one obviously corresponds with the letter. - But instead of typing the fun up here and then guessing which letter opening the cliffs - pallet under type is going to be much, - much more efficient. - So let's see. - Here's experience. - Let me going to close out Experience is one of my headers. - I've already decided I want bold number two. - I've changed the tracking to 200 so spread out, - but I want to change the color. - So color is something we've avoided, - and I like to add it at the very end. - So really, - what you want to do is open the swatches palette lined if my in design default, - so it's always on the right. - But once again you go under window and you can find color and swatches, - uh, - under color. - Here you're able to toggle, - and you can create a CME like a color or color drop and change it, - but the swatches air gonna come with basic colors, - but I have decided to do a new color Swatch. - I was able to type in the formula, - or you can move the sliders here as well. - I said, - Okay, - and it added in New Swatch. - So here I'm going to click on my gold color. - That's my accent color, - and that's how we handled color. - Another thing to think about is really basic information you can do just with type. - Here's the phone number, - but there's so many different ways you can handle it. - So think about these really simple elements of type and how you want to do the treatment - and just make sure you're consistent throughout. - Another thing is with the address. - This could be at the bottom of your document, - and this just has a line between the information. - You could also have different shades of color or some kind of rhythm or variation. - Another thing you could dio is something actually. - Let me do this with another bit of text. - Um, - my text tends to default big, - so I'm gonna go trade gothic type that in. - I want this to be quite small, - gonna say references upon request. - That's still a little bit bigger than I want. - I'm going to go ahead in the swatches and say that tints want 75. - I have a lot of designer friends who won't design at 100% black, - so if you want to make it 99% that's fine, - too. - So I'm gonna go ahead. - The boxes clicked. - I'm gonna hit our or click over to the left to the Rotate tool, - and I can hold shift to go 90 degrees. - And this is how I added the information to the right. - Remember, - in the final pages phases. - You might also want to add, - uh, - the date. - So I like to use the date for myself. - And I know I've spared myself from sending a potential employer clients the wrong document - just because it was on the document instead of being saved. - One other thing is inserting images, - so you would want to use this rectangular frame tool. - Inserting an image would be great for inserting your signature. - So this is how I sign all my tax forms is that I am able to just import my signature really - quickly, - and it's you can see, - I'm gonna make the image blocks bigger. - My signatures there it looks blurry, - but don't worry. - So first thing I'm gonna do is hit control and click scroll down to display the performance - and change it too high. - So that also is up here under view. - Displayed performance. - So typical is to make it saves speed and energy. - The other thing that's happening is it's being crops, - so I can move the box. - Or I can go control right quick and say fitting, - um fit content proportionately. - So there pops in sowing the hold shift and command to get it. - Teoh downsize proportionally doing it. - Just changing the box is fine, - and I can hit a for the white arrow and change this a bit. - Oh, - definitely recommend signing up for my other skill share in design class if you really are - interested in working with images. - But I wanted to make sure I showed you this because I do think it's important to be able to - add an image. - And while this isn't a photograph, - a signature is still an image, - and you might be importing a logo that has been designed by somebody else to be part of - your letterhead. - The next thing I wanted to show you, - let's go back to our experience. - Tab is adding a line. - So over in the left toolbar, - there's a line tool and you can draw the line and you can see it's a little bit all over - the place. - But as soon as I hit shift, - it goes straight across so you can draw the line as faras you want, - and you can always take the black arrow key, - click on it and extend it or shorten it. - However you see fit. - So right now, - when I click off of it, - there's no lying. - So I kind of just click around and click on it there. - And this is because this is the field color and this is a stroke. - Ah, - line is the stroke so you can click on the arrow. - You can click between it X. - Actually, - it's a short cut to get between it, - and I just want a black line so black happens to be below there. - Otherwise I can go into my swatches palette. - I wanted to choose gold, - but I do want the black, - and then what you can do is hear, - clicked off of it. - It must be highlighted to adjust. - Click on stroke, - and I like to do 0.25 a lot for a nice, - subtle hairline lime. - But if you want something thicker, - that's definitely possible to you also can take the rectangle tool and draw a box, - and then you can switch so Phil is on top and you can feel a box, - so drawing a box is another option. - But im to duplicate this line show use what happens so we can have a triple line or we can - have straight hash or a dotted line is nice. - So this is way too big. - So I want to make this subtle and so you can see at one point wait. - This is much nicer touch and less distracting to your documents. - When Angela's resume, - we saw that there was the line with the arrow. - So at the end we want tohave, - this simple, - curved arrow Villella. - And then once again, - what he did we see took the rotate tool holding shift to go around the center and it's - rotated down. - So there we have that one other thing to consider our typography. - So if you are saying you worked from 2003 to 2013. - This right here is Ah, - hyphen. - So anybody working copyright should definitely be using the proper type tools. - So I've created I've included two great resource is in the costume, - so make sure you check those but under type, - you have insert special characters and these air considered symbols. - Um, - I'm sorry, - markers, - but this is where the copyright symbol lives and paragraphs, - symbol and trademark symbol, - if you need them. - But hyphens and dashes and actually in dates, - use an en dash and then for ideas, - use an em dash. - So it's good to know when you use thes and few years, - right? - Dashes. - Ah, - lot of people reading resumes have this very fine attention to detail and stuff like this - actually will get noticed. - So once again, - in treating the dates are the phone numbers and specific way also, - how you use typographic characters if you use smart quotes versus what an inch symbol looks - like there are all these subtle nuances. - So don't be afraid to google something you have a question about and to get it right in - your resume, - cause this document is meant to make you shine 14. Pulling it all together: - So now that we've looked at a lot of ways to add finishing touches and details to your - resume, - I wanted to go ahead and go through my resume one more time to point out where these tools - have been used. - It's a lot of information to digest, - so remember, - you can won't re watch any of these videos at any time. - So here we have the resume. - And first off, - pretend you wanted to change something about the header. - As you can see, - I can't click on it. - The reason why is because the header is in the master page. - I could override it here by holding shift and command to click on it. - But I want the master page to be changed everywhere. - Pretend I decided to change my email address to something with the domain name. - I would change it here and would change everywhere in this document. - Remember, - you would have to change your master page in every document, - but you could copy and paste in place into those documents then. - So I have a separate text box for all this information. - Then I have a text box for my profile information. - If I highlight this I could go under type change case and I could make it lower case toe - title case sentence case. - So that's an option there. - I'm clicking between the type tool and the black selection tool Black Arrow. - This arrow, - once again, - is from the stroke pallet over on the right. - You can also go under window and scroll down to stroke. - So it is a solid line versus one of these other options, - and you can see at the end there is an arrow. - Then I have a different condensed funds for the second part of this line, - so just highlighted the text and changed it in the top Here, - As you can see, - I'm working until 12 point texts and there's the leading, - but it doesn't really matter when there's only one line of text. - I've also created the section headers as separate lines of text below it unattached. - I have another line, - and this line I have gone for a 1.5 point wait. - Once again, - the column of the common there is just because my computer system is set to, - um, - French standards in order to do my accounting. - These two, - uh, - columns of text there's a nice gutter in between. - The gutter could be as big as you want, - but it's nice you want to have a relationship between the two sets of text boxes so you - know they're connected and let's see, - you want to make sure once again that they are lined on the top so you can select them both - and choose the align top edges. - And I've created different treatments for all the different tethers on and types of - information. - And once again you can use paragraph and character styles to do that. - I personally default to character styles and honestly, - sometimes I'm always working through this document that I don't even use that. - So it's more of an advanced level. - If you want to save yourself time and you're really organized over on the right, - I have a small text which when I highlight DoubleClick and highlight it, - it is 7.5 points, - and for this it was just a horizontal text box. - I hit our or the rotate tool, - and I hold held downshift to move at 90 degrees. - I have this other section in here on education. - Something I could do is move the inside lines. - I could invent them. - You can see it's all moving. - Sewing. - Undo. - I'm going to just add a return here and see what happens when I highlight the text. - And there you can see the intent is happening. - You don't want to just do one teeny bit. - That just looks like mistake. - Once again, - you want to make it significant enough. - And then I just kind of cheat and fix the spacing on. - You might have to adjust it a few times to get it to work. - Um, - anyway, - so the thing to to realize is you want to always check to make sure the text isn't going - over the edge. - I'm just gonna go ahead and say Undo, - because this is not fitting right now down here, - I've included the date. - This is really helpful for me. - When I'm exporting PDS in my activities, - I'm using smaller text. - This is seven points, - and you can see you can still read it in order to do the bullet points here. - I went over to the very right on the horizontal toolbar down to bullets and numbering. - And you can see I've selected a special character and you can see that I've also adjusted - the first line in debts. - So all my text is flush, - left and ragged, - right? - So I'm not doing any full, - justified or justified text. - But it is the flush left over here, - and everything is aligning on the left. - So once again you could highlight everything and choose this align. - Left edges can always undo have anything if it's not looking right, - so that covers just about everything. - If you have any questions, - ask in the classroom. - Ask your classmates, - make sure you're reviewing other people's work as well, - so you can see what people are doing and how everybody is handling, - um, - various bits of text and always ask questions. - And there's so many things I've forgotten to consider in these lessons. - So I love learning from you as well. - So everybody's opinion is fair game. 15. Finalizing Your Document: - So here we are at the very last step, - which is exporting your final file. - So this is how you're gonna should ensure that all your hard work all along is received by - the the recipient and we don't see any wonky funds or text. - So here's what we dio all along. - You should be in the habit of saving your document. - You never know if the power is gonna go off. - Your battery is going to die. - So save, - save, - save as you go along. - So the next thing we also want to make sure we always do is spell check in a resume More - than any other documents, - your resume may get thrown out if the reader of it finds a typo, - they know that you don't have an attention to detail. - You lack a little bit of professionalism. - Even if your resume is beautiful. - Ah, - lot of industries are just gonna throw it straight in the trash. - So you go under edit spelling and check spelling. - Of course, - they're going to be words that aren't registered like your name or your email, - so you can skip those. - You can add them to your dictionary, - but just one by one go through. - Sometimes I do find I need to zoom out or view to fit page in window in order for to - realize I wanted to check all of the text. - So the next thing we're gonna dio is export the file. - So there ate. - There are adobe pdf presets already here. - Or you could just hit export because we're not saving or printing as a PdF, - as you often would inward, - we're exporting as a pdf from in design. - So something very important in resumes is also the naming of your file. - Resume Draft could be anybody's resume. - It also looks unpolished because it says draft and you just don't know who it is until you - open it. - So first things first. - I always start with my last name. - If I know I'm applying for a specific job, - I would put their name in the file. - It also helps me find the document later if I know need to know what I sent. - And I'll usually put the year or sometimes January 2014. - You also start with the date, - but in terms of the resume, - you're trying to identify yourself. - So I use the name down here. - We have formats. - We want Pdf interactive. - If you have a lot of hyperlinks, - you can make sure that's happening there. - So go ahead and say, - Save high quality prints. - If you have a very image heavy document, - you definitely want a high quality prints. - Ah, - lot of times you can do smallest file size. - So a lot of the times I'll choose high quality print, - then go over to the left and the compression. - And I'll change this down to medium or low and here as well. - But I think because it's all text, - smallest size will work. - You can also go ahead and say hi and high just to add a little bit more quality. - We don't want to crop marks like you would have for other documents unless you manually - need to trim your documents and the rest of the information I pretty much ignore. - You can save presets on the bottom left. - If you you get really comfortable and find a setting, - you really like. - You also might want to look at this bottom information under the general settings and - include hyperlinks if you have any, - so we'll look at that next, - and I'm gonna go ahead and say export, - and sometimes they're warning messages. - I get these a lot. - You can double check the paste board by clicking W and choosing between the preview and - normal of you. - But sometimes it just means one of these blue text boxes is hanging off the edge. - I'll go ahead and say OK, - and then I can view full screen by hitting commands L on the Mac and see the whole resume - So everything is looking great. - I know that there knows typos. - I had caught an air over here in the last version where I thought I was done. - But then I wasn't so. - You have to look for things, - cause a lot of things will accidentally happen and then you don't know to catch him. - That's why you still want to have a couple other people reviewed your resume. - It's definitely a process, - but this is a document that's worth paying attention to. - So that's our pdf and make sure you save it in a folder that you confined later on. - Access it. - So another thing I wanted to point out is, - if you want to make sure you're hyper laid, - a hyper linking your information, - you go ahead and highlight it and they hit control, - which is like a right click. - And I want to go ahead and go down to interactive, - sometimes an older versions of in design. - This is Ah, - hyperlink. - ITT's called something different in different versions. - So that's where the help menu will help you again. - And I don't want anchor text. - I want you are l And any time I'm not sure what this 59 is. - So let's delete that anytime you have a u. - R l make sure in the code here it starts with H T T. - P colon slash slash. - Otherwise, - the information is not going to direct to the correct site, - and it will probably go to an unknown page, - which is a little bit embarrassing. - So if you're gonna include hyperlinks, - which is a good idea in a resume, - make sure that you test them, - test them out. - There we go. - I guess I needed the 59 just for, - um for to make sure So then I would go ahead and save again and file export. - I'm gonna go ahead and save over it, - but I'm gonna have to go into adobe acrobat. - Close this file to make sure, - um, - you can't have the same. - It can't save over another open file. - So it's a nice way to protect. - You can also say, - you know, - version 1.1 or name it in a specific way is still I'm always trying to master a naming - system. - But I do find that any time I put the word final in a file, - it's never a final document. - So I'm gonna go ahead and save Do I want to replace it? - Yes. - And all the settings are going to same. - The hyperlinks are actually gonna work this time. - And here you can see when I hover over it, - it goes to Prada. - Voyage A. - I'm gonna click on it to make sure that opens. - So I'm not sure if that's gonna open right now, - because I didn't test that, - But here we go. - I want to go ahead and show you one other thing. - I dio I like to load my resume to Dropbox. - You never know when out of the blue, - somebody's gonna ask you for a resume. - And so I like to host it on Dropbox so I can access it from any computer and something else - I dio is I kind of cheat my website because I didn't have an FTP site when I opened ended - meyer dot com. - So I have a public folder in Dropbox where I host my resume, - which embarrassing enough you can see. - I have not uploaded recently, - but if you go to my website, - you can see that I have an old version of French version in English version. - Something for my website is I personally like to take my contact information off just - because it's public. - You can see this is sold. - I haven't even updated to my new domain name, - so you can see how I've handled information in an older version of my resume. - It's very similar, - but you can see how the bullets change down here, - and it's just become stronger. - Since I've had more experience, - I've also changed the my little call to action here. - So what I like to do is use Click this link button for sharing the documents, - and I just say get link so it's copied to the paste board and you can also share, - and you can download it from here. - But a lot of times, - I'll send a potential employer or Clapton's The link to my Dropbox resume because I know or - might have another version that is specific for this job, - because I know if I actually catch a typo, - if there's something brilliant, - I realized later I can secretly change it in my pdf and upload the same name of the file to - the same location. - And the recipient on the other end will never know. - So that's kind of a nice work around in a digital world were always feeling really rushed. - But it's another way that you can use these PdF documents, - and you're also not clogging the person's inbox. - Finally, - the thing to know about these files is they really should not be more than 100 kilobytes. - Ah, - file. - It's one megabyte for a resume. - You're doing something wrong with the exporting, - and it's too big. - So make sure you're testing out those settings. - Make sure your text looks clear and clean. - But because this is not an image Hemi document, - there's no reason you should have a few huge file. - So it really should be quite a small documents that you are sharing so that covers - everything. - Go ahead and check. - The resource is as I hope you're doing with every unit. - And if you have any questions, - go ahead and ask. 16. Closing Words: - Can you believe it? - Here we are at the very final lecture. - I want to say, - Say thank you all for your hard work and watching this video, - these videos all the way through. - Um, - I hope you've been taking the time to share your work and update your project boards. - I wanted to say, - First of all, - if you have any questions, - suggestions, - speed backs or way to make this class better, - definitely leave it in the Q and a discussion board. - I loved it. - Online learning is on the Web and very easy to update. - And so I'm happy to make updates whenever I can and add New resource is. - Secondly, - please leave an official skill share review. - This is a fantastic way for me to help spread the word and get people interested in the - class and to know what people are interested in learning more about. - So without further do, - I wanted to leave you with some parting final words of wisdom that will apply to your - resume design project but also toe any design project. - Think about being consistent but also being simple. - You want your document to have the same full until the way through the size. - Make it think about it, - your document having a rhythm. - Also, - make sure your design decisions are intentional. - You don't want to add all these dingbats and cliffs and symbols and funky things without - having a reason behind it. - So you're gonna use bullet points, - think about maybe how they can translate elsewhere on your document. - You really want to tie it together. - Design is a puzzle, - so when you change one thing in one place, - it's going to affect the information around it. - So work with all the pieces. - Design is definitely like a massage process where you're working within the design and - moving it around. - But then you might have to go back and edit the content a little bit. - But work back and forth and you'll get there. - Bisa sink and state the obvious. - This is a major rule when it comes to the resume design. - It's so easy to forget things that you're good at. - But make sure you include things like I had mentioned before, - like blogging. - But you're here taking the skill share classes. - What skills have you learned in those classes that you can add to your resume? - State the obviously, - because you want to get hired in this job. - Embrace feedback as a designer even is a professional. - The feedback you received is sometimes a little bit upsetting. - Or, - you know it's just not what you want to hear. - You want everybody to tell you your work is perfect. - But the way design gets better is by embracing the feedback and absorbing the information. - And if somebody has said something that you disagree with, - you can ask them why and help them explain it. - And you don't have to do every change that somebody suggests you. - But just embrace it and listen. - Print your work. - It's really important to step away from the screen, - sometimes, - really process it. - It's going to be attempting to work on your resume all the way through. - But it's okay to take breaks, - step away with it from it, - and then come back and look at it with fresh eyes. - Finally, - don't be afraid to ask questions. - Being inquisitive is gonna get you so much further in all of your projects. - So there's myself. - There's a skill share classroom. - There is the help icon on in design or whatever program you're using, - and there's Google, - so be inquisitive and always keep learning. - So I wanted to leave you with some final skill share tips. - I'm interdict. - I'm addicted to the platform myself, - and I've taken over 30 classes. - But these are some of my favorites that I caught thought could relate to your final - projects. - Topography that works is the free Ellen Lupton costs that I've already raped about then - there's also beginning infographics with Liz Mayer and Gavin Potenza, - and this is nice if you want to do kind of a crazy little cover letter like Angelo did. - But on Lee, - if you're into that, - then there's beyond the logo crafting a brand identity. - And this courses with Courtney Elise Eo. - I loved this course, - even though I'm a professional graphic designer. - I loved seeing the process of another professional, - and the coolest thing about this class, - in my opinion, - was the project brief she put together. - And actually, - it's a professional document she designed and in design that doesn't look too much - different than a resume. - Or, - you know, - my proposal that I showed in the introduction or something like that and it also is could - be interesting for you to take that class in order to design the letterhead portion of your - resume and your name and contact. - Then there's contract writing for freelancers with Margo Harrington so contracts are dry - and boring documents. - But who says they have toe look dry and boring? - So whenever I provide my proposal or estimate for a potential clients, - I always design it in the same template that I use for my letterhead and cover letters and - just on to a second page. - And I still do those type treatments that I'm doing my resume so you can still make a - contract look professional. - And Margo's class is great if you need to develop a contract from scratch. - Brad Woodard has a class on the art of self promotion, - and he walks through step by step of so many things you can do to make your business - stronger. - So it's kind of in that mentality of how these professional documents can all feed into the - bigger picture. - As you know, - I also teach another in design class, - which is very starting you from the first step, - very beginning. - Looking at layouts, - multiple pages, - type and images. - The projects for that class are to design a photo essay portfolio or a look book. - So if you're interested, - check the resource is for the discount code. - Meg Lewis teaches an introduction to photo shop class, - and Brad Woodard teaches another class on the ins and outs of illustrator. - Photoshopped and Illustrator are all part of the Adobe creative suite with in Design, - so those three programs work hand in hand with each other. - So now that you're more familiar with in design, - you might want to learn more about those other programs as well. - So those were just to have some more fun, - and I want you all just to enjoy your projects, - keep learning, - keep challenging each other, - give feedback to each other, - and I cannot wait to see with everything that you've come up with. - So thanks again mercy.