Redesign Your Resume: Designing Professional Documents
Duration: 2hr 32m | Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280x720 30fps | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, 2ch | 1.98 GB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
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."
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.
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