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Graphic Artist/Designer Resume

A graphic artist resume is written by an artist whose job is to integrate all the graphics, typographic content, and/or animation together to make an artistic advertisement piece for a client. The graphic artist completes such tasks for magazines, newspapers, design journals, and/or posters or hoardings. The work includes coming up with illustrations depending on the client's brief and working towards incorporating artistic techniques and suitable graphics into them to make one whole creative piece. The artist must know about computer tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, and InDesign and QuarkXpress.

In terms of education, one can pursue graphic designing programs from recognized universities across the United States. One can also go for an associate degree, bachelor's degree, or master's degree in arts or fine arts. All the companies with a requirement of efficient graphic artists would want to at least see a graduate degree mentioned in the applicants' resumes.

This category of work also involves the post of web designer, where the professional plans the entire layout (with text and graphics) of a website. For such a post, an applicant must be good in XML and HTML along with other programming scripts. Apart from this, there are more kinds of graphic designing jobs – product or packaging designing, material use, or object arrangement.

The job of a graphic designer includes a number of different responsibilities, including the most important one i.e., the responsibility to sell an idea. He should be extremely good in exhibiting fine marketing skills, so as to sell the designs and concept ideas to the clients or the boss. One should also be prepared to work for long hours and brainstorm over the kind of designs, ideas, concepts, and overall look of the project; it's not a 'one man' show.

To gain a clearer understanding of the entire resume format, please refer to the following resume which explains in detail how a graphic artist's resume should exactly look like in terms of structure, content, and language.

Jeff Daniels
123, Mary Street
Boston, MA, 01234
(123) 487-0231

Profile Summary:

  • 7 years of experience in handling the work of graphic designing for multiple clients
  • Excellent working knowledge of operating Mac Systems, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Quark, Adobe InDesign, MS PowerPoint, and Keynote
  • Exceptional knowledge and understanding of print and web/interactive processes
  • Excellent knowledge of color photography and digital high end image manipulation
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Work Experience:

The I-Design Group - Boca Raton, FL
Graphic Artist

Duties Included:

  • Heading the team towards developing plans and conceptualizing ideas for pitching them in front of the clients
  • Working in the areas of product packaging, company logos, and concept art form
  • Communicating the theme of the designs in as clear manner as possible through vivid designs and shapes
  • Working on advertisement graphic art for printing in magazines, newspapers, and flyers
  • Working on and developing campaign themes and artwork for hoardings and newsprints
  • Trained new designing trainees on the latest methodologies and software techniques

WebPedia, VA
Assistant Graphic Designer

Duties Included:

  • Worked on graphic, text, and animation designs and layouts for various websites of the clients
  • Worked with the junior design team for developing concept art for client portfolios and various other weekly and monthly journals and magazines
  • Communicating the developments to the senior graphic designers' team and getting approvals on the designs
  • Worked on concepts and themes for clients such as ABC and NCV


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, 2007
California State University, CA


  • Got the opportunity to work with esteem clients such as ABC and NCV
  • Independently created designs for the magazine cover of Vogue of May 2010 issue and other subsequent ones thereafter


Available on request.

This is how a graphic artist resume is structured. Observe the language and flow of the resume sample – it is simple and mentions some of the efficient industry standard design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. While the first two software programs are used in designing graphics, Adobe InDesign is used to structure the layout of each page of a magazine, tabloid, or newspaper. Knowledge of these software programs is necessary if one wants to join this profession. All the best!

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