How To Create A Modern CV/Resumé With InDesign

In this tutorial we’re going to be learning how to use InDesign to create a clean and structured CV/Resumé design. We will be using basic tools and techniques (but ever so important ones!) to create the design.

How To Create A Modern CV-Resumé With InDesign

If you haven’t already, you should check out our “Getting To Grips With InDesign” series to brush up on your InDesign skills.


Designious Design Cocktail 2 Giveaway – Enter To Win!

Designious has just released Design Cocktail II, a bundle for creatives worth $829 made available for the very low price of $29!

Design Cocktail 2

We’ve partnered with them to give away a bundle to 3 lucky readers of SpyreStudios.

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Read on to learn how to enter.


Sure-Fire Ways to Get More Results in Less Time

If you want to get more results in less time, you need to simplify and streamline your work.

So how exactly do you do that? By listing and then doing only the most important tasks, being effective instead of just productive, and working only when you’re most creative.

Basically, you’re cutting out the fat and excess from your workflow. By doing so, you’ll spend less time working and actually get more important things done. More results in less time.

Getting More Results In Less Time

Here are the 3 ways to simplify and streamline your work – those work for me, of course feel free to chime in by leaving a comment at the end of this post.


The New Room Effect: Usability Is About Comfort

Over the years, I have read probably hundreds of usability tips and tricks. They all seem to give generally decent advice that are all blanket statements about usability. Such things as “Use a sans-serif” or “Make sure to minimize scrolling” are common among these lists.

The New Room Effect - Usability Is About Comfort

I am not here to tell you these are wrong, but relying on general usability guidelines without context, understanding, or goals can be a horrible pitfall when designing. Usability is not about the shortest route between two points. It’s also not about being so simple It’s insulting. Usability should be about comfort, enjoyability, familiarity, and positive recall.


How To Design a Wingless Bird Character in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’re going to be creating a character from the “Heroes and Heartbreakers” series using Adobe Illustrator and a handful of handy techniques.

How To Design a Wingless Bird Character in Illustrator

If you’re interested in this, you might want to check out one of our previous tutorials where we discuss similar techniques: How To Design A Rollerskating Girl In Illustrator.