CV & Portfolio Mailer

  • Everyone loves interesting post days. So, in order to break the mould, I reinvented the typical traditional CV and portfolio that beats simply attaching a copy to the end of an email.

    Designing my own portfolio has proven to be one of the most challenging projects to develop, as a client to myself has verified how difficult it is to make choices that would usually come as second nature. Nonetheless, it’s one of the most exciting self-initiated projects to complete. 

  • The concept behind the delivery was to create a self-promotional package that was informal, in the format of a simple newspaper to browse in a bid to not craft something too prim. Maintaining simplicity was also vital, ensuring that the format did not overshadow the main body of work.

  • The 12 page digital tabloid along with self branded business cards and traditionally formatted CV, all produced to a high quality were the set of elements I felt were needed to represent myself to design agencies. 

    The business cards are 600gsm, printed on Mohawk Superfine stock for a luxury, yet tactile finish. Inside the newspaper is a folded CV, printed on 160gsm white card, designed to register on a serious note, the position I'm applying for. The tabloid itself is 55gsm newsprint, sized at 229 x 280mm, for a full-scale view of my selected projects.

  • Emerging from my cocoon after leaving university, I needed to stand out. With the opportunity of creating something fresh and innovative, I really grabbed it with both hands by creating a package aimed at connecting with employers instead of the insides of a recycling bin.

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