I’ve done several physical resumes, mostly because I enjoy designing and building delightful things. Delighting people signals that you’ve made the effort to get to know them and what will make them happy.
The actual construction of the Pixar resume was a mix of real and imaginary. The film transport case and film can are authentic but the vintage label and aging was my doing.
The sketchbook in the film can outlines my work history, project details, and design and management philosophy, done in a way that reflects additional information about me. Hand drawing all the details including little illustrations rather than photos, pasting in clippings of some favorite quotes on creativity, reflect who I am and how I approach creative problem solving. The act of drawing is a key component to creativity and sketching is the fastest way to solving tough problems. The odd, and tattered bits of paper with quotes signal that I’m always on the hunt for creative input to improve the creative output.
Did this Pixar resume delight the folks at Pixar? Yep!
Did I get that job? Nope.
However, the resume did open the channel for more communication. While we both agreed the role and my skills weren’t a match, I made new friends and valuable connections I’m assuming wouldn’t have been made through an online submission process.
Know of anyone looking for someone to build and lead a team of creative people to do amazing things? I’m looking for my next adventure!
My expertise is in delightful user experience and product design.
Get in touch!
So, as requested, here’s the entire resume. Enjoy!