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Creative Designer Resume Examples

Resumes designed by Cam Elliott

It can be a challenge to come up with – what you feel – is the right resume as a creative designer. If you are an illustrator, how far do you lean into that skill? Or, if you’re a web developer, how many is too many brackets (‘< >’)?

Below are two examples of my own resumes that I hope help other designers get to their own right resume.

My Current Resume

Cam Elliott's current creative designer resume

My First Illustrated Resume

Prior to the cleaner/condensed resume above, I wanted to test out a fully-designed (and illustrated) resume. Below is the result, which was received well during interviews – thought it was difficult to print.

Cam Elliott's first illustrated resume
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Corporate Holiday Cards

With this year’s corporate holiday card completed and ready for print (🙌), I thought I would share the newest greenery-focused design alongside last year’s gold-foiled one.

Holiday cards designed by Cam Elliott

Decked in Green for 2021

'Happy Holidays' text with winter greenery woven in, a holiday card designed by Cam Elliott

For my current company, I proposed a card design that spotlighted winter greenery. For some, the pandemic has been a reflective period, and nature has been part of that reflection. I wanted to bring a little bit of nature’s calming… well, nature, to everyone’s mailbox. I drew the greenery illustrations using Procreate, and I edited the card’s page in Adobe Photoshop.

Glimpse of Gold in 2020

Gold-foil 'Happy Holidays' card designed by Cam Elliott

In 2020, I designed a much simpler holiday card – for a variety of reasons. With everyone’s minds in so many places, less felt like more. Though a bit showy, the intent of the gold-foil was to symbolize glimpsing moments of gratitude and happiness in an upsetting year. I created this card in Adobe Illustrator.

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Corporate Brand Identity

A collection of customer touchpoints and internal style documents that I’ve created to form a corporate brand identity.

The Green Mountain Technology brand identity and look designed by Cam Elliott
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Corporate Email Design

A collection of recent corporate email designs I’ve made for my current workplace. In my role, I create both the copy and design.

A series of email designs by Cam Elliott

Mixing It Up for Events 🎉

Overall, my current company’s visual brand style is really bright, clean, with a friendly/open tone. We host a variety of events, from formal industry ones to more informal virtual happy hours, and I like to experiment with the visual style from time to time to see what garners the most attention from our recipients.

I’m also a big fan of using a handwritten font from time-to-time. Not only does this bring a more personal touch to the content and style, but it’s a nice way to visually highlight concepts.

Putting a Spotlight on Downloads 🎉

Downloads are another common email type for the company. In these emails, I aim to keep the focus short and on the resource itself – first by placing visual emphasis on the report, and then by inviting readers in with a small content preview. The intent is to keep the email relatively short.

However, I do enjoy experimenting with animated gifs in emails to grab the reader’s eye. Below are a few examples of recent GIFs I created.

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Keeping Up with the (Delivery) Jetsons: Creative Order Fulfillment Strategies from the Pandemic

At first thought, order fulfilling robots and virtual reality lipstick try-on may conjure a mental image of something right out of The Jetsons. The long-running TV series portrayed a utopian future of three-day-workweeks, aero cars, and even a robot maid called Rosie —a life simplified by all manner of technological advances, leaving plenty of time for leisure. While current trends in order fulfillment are driven by a need for customer satisfaction and cost savings, as opposed to more time for leisure, order fulfillment strategy has changed, and technologies in place today are a lot closer to The Jetsonsthan you may realize – and the urgency to embrace the trends of the future is very real. Let’s take a look at three trends you should not ignore.

Micro-fulfillment 
It’s not difficult to understand why so many retailers, especially grocers and big box ones, began looking to create smaller versions of their warehouses and distribution centers inside their less-populated (and sometimes closed) store spaces. At the heart of micro-fulfillment strategies is an increased desire to meet the customer where they’re at, a positive message during the pandemic. Micro-fulfillment often blends the power and efficiency of a shipper’s warehouses and/or distribution centers with the swiftness and personalization of regional fulfillment, sometimes even including last-mile delivery. Some see micro-fulfillment as a natural progression of another popular order-fulfillment strategy during the pandemic (BOPIS/curbside pickup), the premise being that widespread investment and expansion of these programs lead to retailers naturally rethinking their retail spaces, along with reconsidering how they can best use all of their available resources to fulfill as quickly as possible to the consumer and outmaneuver pandemic-driven logistical concerns. Both Kroger and Target have notably invested heavily into micro-fulfillment in the last year, announcing their own highly specialized order fulfillment centers. Kroger believes its planned two dedicated order fulfillment centers will reduce the costs and increase the speed of online grocery delivery, and, while announcing their planned order fulfillment center, Target stated its belief that “shipping a package from a store rather than a fulfillment center is 40% cheaper”.

Robotic Order Fulfillment 

While robots have been promised as a serious and innovative game-changer for shippers for some time now, their adoption has been slow as brands remained steadfast to carefully planned budgets. Then came the pandemic, which quickly threw those plans off course and gave shippers new reason to consider more long-term opportunities. According to a recent RetailWire survey, “73% of large retailers say the importance of using robotics in warehouses or distribution centers has increased due to factors that emerged during the pandemic.” Whether they’re facilitating order picking or packing, robots make great and fast additions to the socially-distanced warehouse. And not only are they speedier than their human counterparts, 100% of their activity data can be mined for greater network goals, like inventory management. But their benefits go beyond the warehouse; many brick-and-mortar retailers (especially grocers) have found use for robots in scanning product shelves for low stock, price verification, and more.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Selling and Fulfillment 

Yes, really. Much like robots, AR and VR technology seemed somewhat of a novelty prior to the pandemic. But 2020 saw a dramatic drop in in-store foot traffic (an average 16% decline, according to Retail Dive), leaving many retail shippers seriously reconsidering the at-home shopping experience. Brands such as IKEA, Macy’s, and Sephora began heavily emphasizing AR/VR-enabled mobile apps that let consumers visualize everything from furniture sizing/placement to lipstick colors. It’s estimated 100M online consumers were AR shoppers in 2020, making for an incredibly effective retail selling tool; however, these brands also discovered an impact on returns. The common belief is that AR/VR technology lets consumers understand products better, which leads to fewer returns. Macy’s notably reported that return rates for their AR/VR-assisted purchases dropped to less than two percent (up to a five percent difference from the industry average). But this technology goes beyond selling – shippers of all types, as well as vendors, are finding that wearable computing devices can decrease order picking and packing times. One study found “wearable computing devices” increased the average picking speed of new warehouse employees by 37%, and DHL prominently expanding its “Vision Picking” smart glasses worldwide after finding a 15% bump in warehouse employee productivity. And again, while not exactly new, this technology directly addressed some of the unique challenges created by the pandemic, such as social distancing measures, filling gaps created when employees had to quarantine or chose to leave the job due to safety concerns, as well as a growing desire amongst brands to speed up order fulfillment as much as possible to seemingly increase delivery speeds during unprecedented decreases in carrier capacity.

Should you go all-in on AR and robotic order fulfillment? That depends. Much like the rise of carrier diversification, these order fulfillment strategies were not created during or by the pandemic; however, they have amassed huge interest and buy-in from shippers of many types and sizes (especially e-commerce retailers) looking to combat pandemic-driven industry challenges. And, almost all of these new fulfillment strategies enhance the customer experience. Our best advice? As you envision near-term future enhancements to your order fulfillment strategy, consider the technologies necessary to ensure you’re not playing catch-up with your competitors and the market.

Rebecca Wyatt is a Solutions Manager at Green Mountain Technology(GMT), where she partners with clients representing nearly $1B in parcel spend to provide GMT’s strategic Parcel Spend Management solutions – Network Optimization, Spend Analytics, and Contract Management. Cam Elliott is the Brand Manager at GMT, where he oversees the design, creation, and direction of GMT’s customer touchpoints, particularly as they relate to the mission, vision, and values of GMT and its audience. 


This article originally appeared in the September/October, 2021 issue of PARCEL.

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Infographic: FERC – Shaping Our Future Energy

I volunteer for Sowing Justice, a local organization with a passion for environmental protection and civic engagement. Below is one of the infographics I created for the organization.

'FERC: Shaping Our Future Energy', a infographic designed by Cam Elliott
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Infographic: Making a Cleaner, Safer Tennessee with the TVA

I volunteer for Sowing Justice, a local organization with a passion for environmental protection and civic engagement. Below is one of the infographics I created for the organization.

I drew the artwork with Procreate, and I edited in Adobe Photoshop.

Full infographic: 'Making a Cleaner, Safer Tennessee with the TVA', designed by Cam Elliott
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Rabbit in Trouble

Illustration of a rabbit watching toxic goo spilling into drinking water, drawn by Cam Elliott. Made for an infographic about the TVA.

If you haven’t considered contacting your congressional district to ask they support and fund efforts to ensure clean, renewable energy – what are you waiting for?? Save a bunny, and protect the planet. Drawn in Procreate.

Made for an infographic about the TVA. See the full infographic.

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Company Brand Book

GMT Brand book designed by Cam Elliott

It took me a great deal of time to put this brand book together, and I reviewed countless brand and style guide documents from other companies in the pursuit of putting something fresh but helpful together. Hopefully, someone else will find these pages helpful to their own design structure, too.

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Digital and Print Ads

A collection of recent company ads I’ve made for digital and print media.

Collection of digital and print ads designed by Cam Elliott

Digital Ads

From social media to PPC, I create a variety of ads that focus on service benefits to product features.

Carousel Ads

Digital carousel ads for LinkedIn are great avenues to expand on ideas that are normally too complex for a single ad.

A carousel LinkedIn ad designed by Cam Elliott: 'Why is carrier diversification shippers No. 1 2021 priority?'
A carousel LinkedIn ad designed by Cam Elliott: 'Do more with your LTL network'

Print Ads

We don’t run many traditional print ads; however, there are a few media sources that we know our customers read. Ads in those sources can be a bit dry, and I like to bring in some personal and fun touches where possible – especially if they will catch the reader’s attention, like in our duck ad below.

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