Take it From Me : AIGA Boston Event

Here is the power point from class earlier today about my trip to MOO for the AIGA Boston Event. Enjoy!

AIGA Event


Robby Leonardi – Designer

When looking for design and illustration portfolios, I came across Robby Leonardi’s website, and its one of the coolest online portfolios Ive ever seen! You interact with it as if you’re playing a game of Mario Bros, while learning about his skills, experience, and hobbies. Even though it’s more of a resume than actually showing individual examples of work, the way he presents his information and the way you interact with it is a portfolio piece within itself.

Check it out at http://www.rleonardi.com/interactive-resume/

Using graphics on your resumé

When you’re creating your resume think about content (first!), layout (clearly legible, white space for reading), and type choices. Your name can be at the top clearly typeset in a tasteful typeface (type ideas on your mapping handout).

It is not advised to create a logo for your name, or include distracting graphics on your resumé. Some color can work, use it sparingly, and it should only be used to enhance the content in some way.

Here’s a good article:


Read this if you need to create a resumé and cover letter.

Hey everyone,

Great resources below…


For those of you who have had significant educational experiences (book show, working with real clients) that you want to include on your resume (and should), you may want to include this under Education or Additional Educational Experiences. Treat it like you would a senior thesis project. This link explains it. And I like this information in general for resume info:


I like some of this advice, however, you should include experience that’s ‘not relevant’ at this point, and please, please, forget #12! Never use Arial.

Here’s the link to some action words good for resumes:

Some resources for creating resumés and cover letters. I like their cover letter section (towards the back), although there are many good tips throughout.