Creative CV competition

Creative CV Gallery 2016-17

Careers & Employability Hub, Roland Levinksy Building, 23 - 27 January 2017 

This year's Creative CV Competition attracted over 45 entries from a wide range of subjects including Architecture, 3D Design, Graphic Communication with Typography, Digital Art & Technology, and Illustration. 

We are welcoming all students and staff to see all our entries by visiting our 'Creative CV Gallery' taking place outside the Careers & Employability Hub, RLB, during our Exploring your Future in Arts & Humanities Week running from 23 - 27 January 2017. 

Creative CV competition 2016-17

The creative CV competition gives you a chance to showcase your creativity through designing a unique, imaginative CV that is tailored towards your chosen creative industry. Whether you are a budding graphic designer, film-maker, designer-maker, fine artist, illustrator or wordsmith or any other creative professional, this competition is for you. 

Being able to showcase your creative skills through your CV is essential for any creative professional whether you are looking for a job within the creative industries or you are planning to work freelance after graduation.

We encourage you to be as innovative as possible. CVs can be in digital, hard copy (including 3D format) or even film format, the choice is yours. All CVs will be judged against three main criteria: creativity, presentation and content. A panel of judges including creative industry professionals will choose the three final winners who will share a cash prize pot of £450 supported by Santander Universities UK. The winners will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony on Thursday 26 January during the ‘Exploring Your Future in Arts and Humanities’ Careers Week. All entrants will receive valuable feedback to enable them to improve their CV for their chosen creative profession.

If you need help or advice with creative CVs, please visit our Career Navigator!

2015-16 winner

Maria Florencia Parejas

Last year’s judges loved Maria Florencia Parejas’ well thought out CV which showcased her typography skills in a very concise, easy to read format. Maria used an unusual material to print her CV on (a semi-transparent paper) and this added a tactile quality to her CV without detracting from its content or clarity. She also clearly referenced her skills and linked to her online portfolio so the reader could seek out more in depth examples of her work.  The judges congratulated Maria on her professionally presented CV which would really help her to create a great impression with recruiters or potential clients for freelance work.