Resume Inventor Design Studio – Interview with an Author
For more than 15 years, TemplateMonster has worked with various digital product creators. The marketplace offers people from different countries to sell their website templates, eCommerce themes, plugins, graphics, and other ready-made items. With over 2 million visitors monthly, it is an excellent start for anyone who wants to try selling templates or add-ons online. Resume Inventor Design Studio is one of our top-performing authors whom we've reached for an interview.
Designers, developers, and studios can showcase their works here to find relevant customers and boost sales. Most vendors promote brands by name to increase business awareness and trust, like ResumeInventor, who joined the team in 2018. Now the author has almost 300 products for sale and 1.378 sales. We took an interview from the Resume Inventor design studio to cover the most exciting readers’ questions.
Before we start the graphic design interview, let's take a quick look at the Resume Inventor design studio's products. These are high-quality templates that allow building the following projects:
- Personal website;
- CV page;
- Creator portfolio;
- Material presentation, etc.
All products come with flexible visual elements users can set via most popular editors. They have responsive design and easy-to-change color solutions. Every template has some pre-styled fields to put essential information, but you can play with the CV design to make it look just as you want. We’ll overlook a few products after the interview, and now it’s time to answer some graphic design questions.
TemplateMonster Graphic Designer Interview
Hello! Please tell us about yourself.
Hello, it is a pleasure to meet you. I am an experienced graphic designer who has always stood out for the originality of ideas and a personal approach. At ResumeInventor, we work with a team of designers to brainstorm, plan, and execute innovative resume templates. We have been in business for more than 10 years. Create professional templates and cover letters. We work with all kinds of professional promo products based on your requirement.
How did you decide to start your career as a resume designer?
The choice of profession was not an obvious decision in my case, because I have always had many hobbies in my life. Nevertheless, the passion for a classic resume template stood up, among other passions. After college, it was time to look for a job. I needed a good template to create an outstanding resume, but I could not get one. Here is how the idea to start ResumeInventor came to me. I wanted to help everyone looking for a job to create an outstanding resume that will help them get a job.
How do you measure your growth as a designer? Do you compare your new works with the old ones?
While achievements can measure growth, I rate my work by testimonials I receive from people who used my items and got a job. It includes managers and executive directors. When such people are happy with my resume templates, this is enough proof that I have grown. I don’t track my progress by comparing my old works to new ones, but rather see the impact they made on different people looking for a job and who have used my products.
How long does it take to create a resume template? What is the process?
Resume template creation takes 1-2 days. We start with brainstorming and generation of ideas. Once the team is through it, we start working in Adobe Illustrator software to pick a popular product color. Then we create multiple file formats for the template and design a right preview image to showcase the final resume design. Title research and metadata are the next. And then, we choose the best time to upload the item for sale.
How do you promote your products? Do you have any tips?
Thanks to many years of experience in designing resume templates, we rely on referrals from our customers. In fact, over 50% of people who use our products heard of us from people who used our CV templates to design their resumes. Alongside the presence on social media platforms (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), we also have a website where users can download our items and tailor them to suit personal design.
What would you recommend for those who just started designing?
No matter what you choose, the heart and soul count. But it would be best if you understood that, as a designer, you are not an artist who satisfies personal requirements, but a service provider who works for a customer. Keep in mind that design quality and trend and paramount. Focus on quality, not quantity. The design quality and skill improvements should be overriding.
Did you ever receive the feedback from those who found a job with your resume templates?
Since we started ResumeInventor over 10 years ago, we have received thousands of emails from people who are happy that they got a job after designing their resume with our templates. Those warm messages of gratitude are what makes us keep going. In addition, we have received a rating of huge 5 stars accompanied by positive comments from users who succeed in getting the job.
What is essential for a resume in 2020? Do you implement modern design trends in your templates?
The events of the year 2020 have led to the revolution of many things, including resume designs. Skill-rich CV, according to our research, is what matters this year, especially digital skills. Our resume templates are always up to date and designed to keep current trends in mind. The extensive research on modern trends makes us always keep up with the most important aspects to add to our products.
How did you decide to sell your items with TemplateMonster? What is your experience?
Most people sold with TemplateMonster, and after some bit of research, we decided to give it a try. Our experience was good, and we are actually happy we made this decision. In addition to the wide range of projects and colossal reach, at TemplateMonster, we always find customers that we would probably not have come across. It's also fun to measure yourself against other creative people.
Do you have any tips for our readers?
As many know, there are different approaches to create a resume. Recruiters pay the most attention to this document compared to other application materials. Here is what makes it more important to choose the right formatting and attractive design. Bold colors and special formats are generally considered modern. The proper outline, structure, and layout in the classic version play a leading role.
All our templates are compatible with Microsoft (Word), Apple Pages (Pages), InDesign (INDD), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), and Adobe Illustrator (EPS). This ensures that users can easily customize our template using the software they have skills for.
As a team of innovative professionals at ResumeInventor, we ensure you get nothing but the best. Before settling on a given template, browse through the many template designs that suit your profession and taste.
5 Top Templates by Resume Inventor Design Studio
Christian Resume Template
The product meets all modern template requirements. It is compatible with PC and MAC. As the graphic design interview promised, users can edit the Christian resume template via Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, or Apple Pages. It includes the next:
- 2 Complete resume pages;
- Matching cover letter;
- Reference page;
- 4 Main file formats;
- Vector elements;
- Fully resizable components;
- Free fonts, etc.
Carmen Resume Template
This fresh product comes in calm color schemes and includes 4 complete CV pages. There will be essential sections, such as Education, Work Experience, Contacts, SM, and Awards. Other fields, like Hobbies, contain icons and graphics to highlight your interests with visuals. You can also introduce personal skills with eye-catching infographics. Here is what you can see among the Carmen features:
- 4 CV pages;
- A4 paper size;
- Spot color design;
- One-page template;
- Paragraph & character style;
- Resizable elements, and more.
Leo Resume Template
Here is another two-page resume template that is 100% customizable. It is also print-ready so that you can print the CV and have it both digital and material. The template adapts to any screen size, which allows you to send the resume via email or provide its link after the presentation. The promo would look quality no matter which screen the viewer has in hands. Among the Leo features, there are the next:
- Vector & resizable elements;
- One-page & two-page templates;
- Bleeds & guides;
- Cover letter, etc.
Manon Resume Template
The template has numerous visuals to introduce your skills in all their glory. There are tables, stars, and flags to highlight the needed facts. Also, the Manon resume template contains neat icons and graphics to make the CV as readable as possible. All pages can be edited via PS, Illustrator, MW, and Pages.
Jack Kingsley Web Designer Resume Template
The products come in all popular file formats, including PSD, MW, EPS, etc. All text, colors, and shapes are simple-to-change, and here is what the Jack Kingsley pack includes:
- Complete, 1,2, and 3 pages resume;
- Cover letter;
- Instructions file with FAQ;
- Print-ready files;
- 3 color variations, etc.
You can see that becoming a TemplateMonster author is easy and possible both for beginners and experienced creators. Alongside with exclusive items, authors can sell the ones they already upload to other marketplaces. Starting from September 1, 2020, authors earn 65% commission both exclusive and non-exclusive graphic items they sell in the marketplace. Besides, in August 2020, we added the author-driven prices feature for some of our templates. What are the other advantages? By joining the TemplateMonster marketplace, you get:
- Exclusive sales with higher commission rates;
- Niche-oriented products to lower competition;
- Social integration to share your site link;
- Discounts to further sales;
- Adding products to ONE to sell them with the subscription;
- Working with a 2 million/month customer base, and more.