Granted this is from 2009, but I think we can all do just as well as Sports Illustrated here. That’s pretty cool after one semester of graphics.
Here is a list of iPad magazines to check out that do a great job converting from print to tablet. Check it out.
From 3 days ago. Some really cool ones on here.
Typeface: On your recommendation, I took the all-capital BlairMdITC TT font and just used it for my wordmark and section headers. I really like the Helvetica Neue font you recommended for the body typeface simply because of its versatility. While keeping the body of my resume uniform, I can still separate the categories (companies, positions, explanations and dates) by using all of the bold, italic and light variations of Helvetica Neue. I also made the size of my body text uniform, so that it would be clearer and easier to read.
Color: I really like the blue I was using in my original design, so I kept it as part of my wordmark. I did this because in the wordmark it is okay to be more stylish and flashy with typeface as opposed to the body, which needs to be as clear, organized and practical as possible. I used a grey for my dates to diminish their importance in the resume, and prevent them from taking attention away from the more important information around them.
Alignment: I went back into my resume and aligned it entirely, from the wordmark to the very bottom. I think this makes it look more clean and organized than previously.
Overall: I think that my resume is a lot more organized and easy to read now than the previous version. Everything is more uniform and organized, but the wordmark keeps it unique at the same time. I feel like now the focus is on the content rather than a crazy design layout, and that is how I want it to be.
Gothic 13 std (very close to Amnesty International’s actual font)
Helvetic Neue (easy to read)
This website really proves that when it comes to design, less is more.
This happens. I think this Minnesota newspaper may be looking for a new graphic designer soon.