graphic designer resume sample

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Emma Robinson
48 Fir Way, Milnerton, Cape Town, 7002
M: (+27) 69 529 0638

Passionate and creative graphic designer, highly skilled in all online marketing strategies. Able to meet budget constraints while achieving targets within designated timeframes. Self-starter who works well in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal skills, building rapport with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders. 

Work History 

Mash Brand & Design Agency, Senior Graphic Designer (January 2016 – August 2020)

Heading the conceptualisation and implementation of digital and conventional designs across brand portfolios. Designing exciting new ways to visually market brands and their offerings through tactile and web-based promotions. Ensuring seamless development throughout the design process, flagging any issues. 

Responsibilities included:   

  • Working closely with brand managers to ensure all deliverables are being met favourably
  • Managing a team of creative staff, allocating tasks, and monitoring the completion within communicated time frames
  • Up-skilling new employees on design techniques and their efficient use

Red Block Media, Graphic Designer (January 2014 – December 2015)

Collaborating with a creative team on innovative, visually appealing, and memorable marketing designs. Conceptualise strategies and effectively promote each publication online and offline.

Responsibilities included: 

  • Assisting in the visual maintenance of publication pages and social media sites
  • Creating brand identity checkpoints and deliverables for each point of marketing 
  • Overseeing completion and ensuring all points of design are ready for publication 

Tertiary education: Inscape College of Creative Design

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design

Skills and attributes

  • Experience in multimedia design rollouts including print, web, and video
  • Skilled in various digital design computer programmes 
  • Talented creative with stellar illustration techniques (both online and by hand)
  • Ability to conceptualise and implement a series of visual marketing deliverables 
  • Management experience working well in a team environment
  • Expertise in website creation and maintenance across a series of platforms


1.          Set aside several hours to write a powerful resume.
2.          You will need quiet space and a computer with Word (recommended) or similar.
3.          Use job descriptions and old resumes to jog your memory.
4.          Is this a career change for you? What skills can you transfer over?
5.          Expand on your duties in detail. 
6.          Ensure the layout is attractive
7.          Write a compelling summary.
8.          Use bullet points.
9.          Proofread for sense, accuracy, spelling, and grammar x 3.
10.      Add a well-written cover letter using your strengths to target the role on offer.

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