Project 4 – Resume Website


With a résumé website, YOU are the product and your website is your marketing tool. It is your responsibility to market yourself, your talents and your abilities in order to get yourself from wherever you are, to wherever you want to be. In order for you to do this within your résumé website, ask yourself what it is that you want to be known for? The answer will lead you to the skills that you will need to market and continually develop. When searching for a job in the current market, the importance of standing out cannot be overstated. For many positions, you’ll likely be up against a hundred other applicants who are just as qualified or more qualified than you. That’s not an encouraging thought if you’re spending many hours a day filling out applications; but it’s a fact you’ll find hard to ignore when you don’t hear back from potential employers. By maintaining a résumé website, you’re giving those potential employers another way to discover you.

  • Due Date: Dec 5 @ 8:00AM
  • File Name: Upload Link to TRACS
  • Media Design Brief: Download
  • Rubric: Download

Design a four (4) page professional résumé website using Wix, Weebly, or WordPress. You will need to research, write, edit, and work with the layout of the website, including graphics and photography. You will need to write the content, and edit your writing. Any photographs or graphics you use that were not created by you should be released to you with written permission from the copyright holder.

Remember to use discretion in your choice of graphics. Be sure to give credit where credit is due. Your website should have at least four (4) pages: a Home page; Resume page; Portfolio page; and a Contact page. You will need to update it and add new content as it is created in this course.

Key Elements Required

Home Page (Serves as an About)
Resume Page
Portfolio Page
Contact Page

This project affords the student the following opportunities:

(1) to consider how design conveys meaning;
(2) to employ design principles as tools of persuasion and navigation;
(3) to select appropriate typefaces, fonts, styles, images, and image processes for use;
(4) to demonstrate an appropriate utilization of space;
(5) to create effective image and text combinations;
(6) to create a grid that: a) can be employed repeatedly; b) enables the designer to provide visual continuity from page to page; and: c) allows for design flexibility;
(7) to represent (by means of visual design) issues or ideas;
(8) to explore and expand technical and aesthetic abilities;
(9) to produce representative materials for presentation; and:
(10) to practice meeting deadlines.

You will be evaluated according to:

(1) selection/use of type and image;
(2) use of a grid;
(3) use of design elements;
(4) overall creative ability;
(5) effectiveness in attracting and maintaining attention;
(6) readability and legibility of both text and images.
(7) required items

Note: You could also lose points for poor design skills, for typographic, spelling, grammar, and/or spacing errors, for not following instructions, and particularly, for not meeting deadlines.

TOTAL: 100 points

Once you’re satisfied with your website layout and design, post your website URL through the Assignments tab on TRACS. If you use any graphics or photographs, other than what you create, you must submit a copyright release with your project.