16 free resume templates

Keeping your resume up-to-date can be tedious and time-consuming, but in the competitive creative world, it's vital. But like any blank canvas, knocking up a creative resume from scratch can be a daunting task. Sometimes a good way to get some inspiration is to start out using a free resume template that you can put your own stamp on. 

As you can imagine, there's not many good free resume templates around, however, we managed to find a bunch of quality designs, each of which offers something a little different. So whether you're in a studio or working from home, all of these templates are fully customisable to help explain your set up and sell your skills. And they're all compatible with the most common creative softwares, including Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, so you can tweak to your heart's desire. 

01. Clean and professional resume

Example resume on table with pencils

Simple but elegant, this free resume template designed by Raka Caesar has nothing but need to know information on it, making everything very clear for prospective employers. More of a visual guide, this resume template uses icons to reveal interests and a chart-type system for strengths in various skills. The file is in .psd format, so fully customisable if you wanted to replace or add any content. 

02. Free resume template with business card

Example resume on table with pen and business cards

This free resume template pack also includes portfolio page, cover letter and a two-sided business card.

This standout free resume template design created by Alamin Mir, in collaboration with Grapphiora (was Pixelll), provides the perfect starting point to update your CV. A multi-page resume including cover letter, CV, image portfolio page and bonus two-sided business card, this free pack is fully customisable. It also uses a free font, which is great for anyone wanting to keep the same design as displayed.

03. Graphic designer resume

Free resume templates

Catch employers’ eyes with a smile!

This A4-sized free resume template is a great starting point for any graphic designer looking to update their CV. The …

The best office chair of 2019

If you sit for long hours at a desk, it's important to make sure you have the best ergonomic office chair you can afford. Whether you're a freelancer looking for an office chair for home, or you have a whole studio to furnish, you'll find our pick of the best office chairs here in this buying guide.

Before we get started, let's take a look at a few key things to consider before handing over your cash. Firstly, a decent office chair should last, so it's worth investing in one that's going to give you the back support you need – even better if it actually improves your posture. And if you pair it with the best desk for you, you'll be laughing. You'll find our favourite ergonomic office chairs below, at a range of different price points.

You'll also want an office chair that's adjustable, and as this is a long-term investment, it's worth checking that it comes with an equally long-term guarantee (all the best office chairs do – just read the small print to make sure). 

Throughout this guide, you’ll find the best office chairs available: these are the chairs that give you the most bang for your buck, more expensive options with more features, and cheaper alternatives for tighter budgets. And we've included our pick of the best office chairs from Ikea, Amazon and all the most reputable retailers as well, to help you make the best purchase possible.

Read on for the best office chairs for your home or office. 

Best office chairs: Humanscale Diffrient Smart office chair

No, it's not a spelling mistake. The Humanscale Diffrient Smart was designed by American industrial designer Niels Diffrient and is, in our view, the best office chair out there. It's a minimal mesh chair that embodies stunning, ergonomic design, and is available in a variety of colours and fabrics.

This office chair doesn't have manual controls, but adjusts automatically to your size, shape and movements. As the armrests are attached to the back of the chair …

The Democratization of Logo Design

It’s getting easier all the time for you to create a logo design. It’s no longer purely the realm of expensive design agencies, those with years of Illustrator knowledge, or marketing teams.

Better tools are making it easier all the time for you to put together icons and text for a logo design that works for you. Not sure where to start? We have some ideas that can jumpstart your creativity and help you create a logo design.

Will it be a logo that ignites a global brand for decades to come? Possibly not. But it might be the perfect logo for your startup, local business, or website.

The Importance of a Logo

logo design

Having a logo to represent your company or brand is an essential part of your marketing plan. A logo creates a visual connection between you and an audience and gives people something to connect to your company. Most logos are long lasting and establish a tie to what you do.

A logo creates a visual connection between you and an audience and gives people something to connect to your company.

According to an article in BBC News, a good business logo has three characteristics: It must be appropriate to the business, it must be memorable, and it must be uncomplicated in form.

This is a great guideline when it comes to thinking about your brand mark. A simple design that represents what you do and the name of your business is often enough to get started.

And for most startups or small businesses, this is something you can do yourself with a tool such as the Wix Logo Maker. The tool allows you to create a professional logo for your brand that you can customize in any way you need, and the rights to the design belong to you when you are done.

Designs can be used for any purpose – even commercial designs – and any application. Use logos on your website, business cards, social media profiles, t-shirts or anything else you can imagine. …

Popular Design News of the Week: March 11, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don’t miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.

8 Web Development Trends to Take Notice of in 2019


Maze 2.0


Going Beyond the Golden Ratio


IBM is Preparing for a UK Exit from the EU


Planning for Responsive Images


A JavaScript-Free Frontend


Create a Beautiful and Responsive HTML Email Template


Consult this Handy Chart to See if You are an ***hole Designer


Web Design Museum


Using Shaders to Create Realistic Special Effects in Web Design


Bringing Black and White Photos to Life Using Colourise.sg


Haiku Animator


5 UX Tips I Learned Working in Gamedev


10 Analytics Tools for Optimizing UX


Design Checklist for Perfect Charts


On the Dismissal of Design tools


Hot Take: Dark Mode


Design in Tech Report 2019


Women Made it – Tools, Books and Blogs Made by Women


The Planned Obsolescence of Old Coders


8 Creative Ways to Share your User Research


Typography on the Web


How the Bauhaus Kept Things Weird


Mozilla Firefox Send Lets You Share Encrypted Files Privately and for Free


Design Better Products by Building Trust


Want more? No problem! Keep track of top design news from around the web with Webdesigner News.

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Do You Have A Security Strategy To Protect Your Backups?

It’s not enough to back up data. That doesn’t necessarily guarantee total protection. Even if backups are hidden away in the network, you should never eliminate the thought of losing data.

The question you should ask yourself is this. Is the network safe enough to protect backups? If you think it is, then good for you. Still, that shouldn’t stop you from creating a security strategy to protect backups.

One sure way to avoid total data loss is to protect the network itself. With advanced persistent threats continuously progressing, no network is safe. That is scary.

Ransomware is one of the advanced persistent threats to networks these days. It stays quiet and undetected within the network. Eventually it steals data so that the ransom writer can sell it back to the owner. It’s simple extortion that could put any company out of business in no time.

There has been a tactical pivot in ransomware. It seems that ransomware writers have realized that large organizations have lots of money, and some do not have the best protection against infections. Newer ransomware is behaving as an advanced persistent threat, a piece of malware that tries to stay undetected in your network for some time to do the maximum amount of damage.

The APT will usually spread through your network, infecting as many computers as possible. Often, the malware will try to connect to a command-and-control server over the internet to report the progress of the infection and await the command to attack.

(Via: https://searchdatabackup.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-protect-backups-from-ransomware-infiltration)

Unfortunately, these days the use of command and control or C &C server is evolving to do more damage to the network. It stays silent and undetected in the background so that it could have access to the network for a very long time, eventually endangering computers and backups.

A ransomware APT attack may start by stealthily spreading itself through your network and infecting all of your computers. It will then seek out file-based backups and valuable but older files to encrypt. The aim is to get

People Digging into Grid Sizing and Layout Possibilities

Jen Simmons has been coining the term intrinsic design, referring to a new era in web layout where the sizing of content has gone beyond fluid columns and media query breakpoints and into, I dunno, something a bit more exotic. For example, columns that are sized more by content and guidelines than percentages. And not always columns, but more like appropriate placement, however that needs to be done.

One thing is for sure, people are playing with the possibilities a lot right now. In the span of 10 days I’ve gathered these links:

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Design Systems and Portfolios

In my experience working with design systems, I’ve found that I have to sacrifice my portfolio to do it well. Unlike a lot of other design work where it’s relatively easy to present Dribbble-worthy interfaces and designs, I fear that systems are quite a bit trickier than that.

You could make things beautiful, but the best work that happens on a design systems team often isn’t beautiful. In fact, a lot of the best work isn’t even visible.

For example, most days I’m pairing up with folks on my team to help them understand how our system works; from the CSS architecture, to the font stack, to the UI Kit to how a component can be manipulated to solve a specific problem, to many things in between. I’m trying as best as I can to help other designers understand what would be hard to build and what would be easy, as well as when to change their designs based on technical or other design constraints.

Further, there’s a lot of hard and diligent work that goes into projects that have no visible impact on the system at all. Last week, I noticed a weird thing with our checkboxes. Our Checkbox React component would output HTML like this:

<div class="checkbox">
  <label for="ch-1">
    <input id="ch-1" type="checkbox" class="checkbox" />

We needed to wrap the checkbox with a <div> for styling purposes and, from a quick glance, there’s nothing wrong with this markup. However, the <div> and the <input> both have a class of .checkbox and there were confusing styles in the CSS file that styled the <div> first and then un-did those styles to fix the <input> itself.

The fix for this is a pretty simple one: all we need to do is make sure that the class names are specific so that we can safely refactor any confusing CSS:

<div class="checkbox-wrapper">
  <label for="ch-1">
    <input id="ch-1" type="checkbox" class="checkbox" />

The thing is that this work took more than a week to ship because we had to refactor a …

See No Evil: Hidden Content and Accessibility

There is no one true way to hide something on the web. Nor should there be, because hiding is too vague. Are you hiding visually or temporarily (like a user menu), but the content should still be accessible? Are you hiding it from assistive tech on purpose? Are you showing it to assistive tech only? Are you hiding it at certain screen sizes or other scenarios? Or are you just plain hiding it from everyone all the time?

Paul Hebert digs into these scenarios. We’ve done a video on this subject as well.

Feels like many CSS properties play some role in hiding or revealing content: display, position, overflow, opacity, visibility, clip-path

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Thoughts on Designing for the Existence of Children

Ah, kids…The light of our lives. They bring joy, fulfillment, laughter, and love. Then they start crying, and I hand them right back to their parents.

Don’t get me wrong. I like children in the abstract. I believe they are the future, and so they should be protected and nurtured…elsewhere. I’ve even been given responsibility over large numbers of them for hours at a time, back in my old missionary days. It still happens sometimes, because I have sixteen nieces and nephews.

Does this make me qualified to talk about how to account for their existence when we build our websites? Maybe. Maybe not. But unless one of you is going to volunteer real fast, I’m going to get started. It takes a village, and all that. May Sir Tim Berners-Lee help us all.

Keeping it Family Friendly(?)

The first thing to remember is that there are children on the Internet. I know. There’s nothing we can do about it. Parents sometimes need to leave their children alone in the next room because, well, they have to do things. It happens. One way or another, those children will get their sticky hands on Internet-capable devices. Then, they’ll get around the parental controls because that is literally their job as children.

The question becomes this: how family/kid-friendly should your site be? If you’re running something corporate and professional, it shouldn’t be a problem. Any corporate-type site has the advantages of being both inoffensive by design, and generally boring to children.

But what about something more…cultural? News sites tend to be inherently disturbing because the real world is disturbing. Sites full of commentary on music, TV, and culture in general are becoming steadily more adult as we open up to explore the full range of human experiences. This is, in my own opinion, a good thing. Not every site needs to be adult in its tone, but we need those sites in our collective cultural exploration.

Censorship “for the sake of the children” is a generally terrible idea. A lot of horrible …

How to sculpt a human nose in ZBrush: 4 easy steps

Human noses come in all shapes and sizes. However, it's important to know the basics of anatomy to sculpt a more believable nose. In this ZBrush tutorial, we'll walk through how to sculpt a realistic human nose in four simple steps.

First off, it's necessary to understand how a nose works. If we were to explain a nose in its simplest forms, we would most likely divide it into three parts that we see at first glance: bridge, tip and nostrils (also known by some as wings). However, as artists, we need to dig a little deeper. We also need to consider what lies beneath the skin. 

Let’s focus on the part of the nose that sticks out of the skull, and defines how skin wraps around it. Without going into surgical level of detail, we can break it down into a few more smaller parts (see step 3): nasal bone, dorsal hump, cartilages (lateral, septal, lesser and greater alar) and dense soft tissue. They go by many names, so do not be alarmed if your resource shows an alternative.

Grab a mirror and take a look at your own nose. Gently poke and press it with your fingers to feel how the nasal bone and cartilage connects and all the pieces work together. 

For practice, you may want to try learning how to draw one before moving on to sculpting exaggerated and rough forms, clearly highlighting the edges and particular parts of the nose. It will help you remember how it is built and what it is supposed to look like. Try not to dwell on getting the angles absolutely perfect. Humans are not perfect creatures. Get the general shape right and enjoy the process.

01. Create a simple base

Start by breaking the nose down into simple geometry

From Project > Misc, bring up the Brush3DTemplate, mask out a rough shape and pull it out with the Move brush. Ctrl+click and drag on the canvas to unmask. Mask out the edges …