No matter how committed you are to your artwork, there's a point in your life where you want to move past the starving artist stereotype. As competition for creative jobs increases, you need to improve the chances that hiring managers will actually take a look at your portfolio.
A well-crafted resume shows that you're a serious artist with an excellent work ethic. If you're better at working than getting hired, these artist resume templates can teach you how to build an effective introduction.
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How To Mention Your Artist Experience
A beautiful concept is useless if you lack the skill in art to execute it. On the same page, your experience as an artist won't be impressive if you can't demonstrate it on the resume. Read our artist resume templates to see how best to describe your work history using action verbs for an extra punch.
• Develop works of art to fit clients' ideas and style
• Collaborate with galleries to create art pieces in conjunction with specified themes
• Create graphics for visually appealing advertisements as part of marketing campaigns
• Support organization staff in designing and arranging artwork to decorate spaces for events
• Host event guests by discussing artwork and providing entertaining conversation
Artist Resume Tips
Use these artist resume templates as a jumping off point for creating a document that's as unique and engaging as your artwork. These tips can help you to develop a resume that piques the interest of hiring managers reading it.
1. Personalize Your Artist Resume: A job description is a wish list of the qualities and skills that make up a company's dream hire. Include the same keywords and phrases used in the job posting in your resume to show how you are this ideal applicant.
2. Write a Powerful Summary Statement: Craft a summary statement that's bold and descriptive. Show how you match the job listing and put your best qualifications up front.
3. Use Specific Examples and Experiences: Great artists show rather than tell their intentions to the audience. Using actual stories from your career can give life to the attributes you want to put forth in your resume.
Artist Resume Templates
Check out our artist resume templates for resumes generated by real-world artists using these tips and tricks. A few tweaks can make your writing more effective, increasing your chances of securing an interview. Our partners at My Perfect Resume feature a resume builder that does the work of writing a great resume for you. Find industry-specific examples and professionally written descriptions so you can concentrate on assembling your portfolio.
To secure a job pouring beer for the wonder Megan and JD Park, their daughter Amelie, and cute pupper Ruby at Unmapped Brewing. Preferred supervisors: Amelie and Ruby
Music Producer, Mixer, June 2013, August 2015, 16 Bars, Jackson, Mississippi, United States, I mixed and mastered sounds of different artists of many genres, but mainly hip-hop, such as Saucelord Jay, Izzy Trix, Red Ed, GataGunzalez and many more.
Babysitter, 2015, 2017, Freelance, Cumming, GA, United States, Read to children and taught them drawing, songs, and handicrafts. Taught children healthy and personal routines such as eating, toilet habits and resting. Prepared and served food for children and supervised sleep times. Maintained daily information about children activities, meals and medication received. Controlled children's play activities Detected developmental and/or emotional problems in children and informed to their parents' or guardians'. Sanitized utensils. Offered instruction and therapy to mentally troubled, disabled children, or delinquent. Arranged and took part in games and educational activities. Encouraged children understanding of others and positive self-concepts to contribute to their emotional and social growth. Ensured toys and materials order Maintained toys and play equipment clean and safe.
Sales Representative, Oct '10, Aug '14, Teleservices Direct (Citibank), Lafayette, IN, United States, Sold credit card protection over the phone
Host, April 2017, N/A, Carriage Crossing, Yoder, Kansas, United States, I seat people, work the register, and help out with everything around the restaurant.
Sales associate, 7/3/14, 1/31/16, Pacsun, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States, Liaised with clients to discuss subject and purpose of the required artwork: what illustrations would best suit the narrative and what message they were trying to communicate. Formulated concept and rendered illustration and detail from models, sketches, memory, and imagination. Managed the production of live shows, finding theme, venue and directing show. Coordinated in-house and contract exhibit projects. Trained staff and interns
High School, 2020, porter, Texas, United States, Dance, Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
Lawn Care, 06/15/15, 08/20/15, Family Bussiness, Neosho, Missouri, United States, During the summer of 2015, my family and I helped the ones in need by taking care of their outdoor spaces.
Creative Designer, August 2012, April 2017, Nimonichu Artistry Corp., Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Visited manufacturers and trade shows to select fabrics and patterns Developed ideas into final products by making sketches of ideas, selected colors, patterns and fabric, that worked together in a creative and a functional way. Studied layouts, sketches of proposed illustrations, and related materials. Selected typeface, draw lettering, lay out material. Developed initial ideas and concepts and produced designs using hand drawings and computer-aided design (CAD), showing how the spaces would be organised, constructed and finished. Supervised exhibit staff Developed exhibition and graphic design vocabularies
Illustrator, June 2015, Ongoing, Freelance Illustrator, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Liaised with clients to discuss subject and purpose of the required artwork: what illustrations would best suit the narrative and what message they were trying to communicate. Produced illustrations for use by various media to explain or adorn printed or spoken word. Studied layouts, sketches of proposed illustrations, and related materials. Formulated concept and rendered illustration and detail from models, sketches, memory, and imagination. Discussed illustration at various stages of completion and made any changes that were necessary, according to the needs of the client.
To obtain a full time position as a Dental Technician at Dental Prosthetic Services.
Guest Services Team Leader, July 2015, January 2017, Target, Chico, CA, USA, Supervisor, shift leader, schedule writing, technology troubleshooting, guest relations, problem solving.
To be able to learn even more about animals and to learn better ways of caring for them.
Published Illustrator, February 2017, Current, NCWHS, Normal, Illinois, United States, My work is published in a book titled "Artists Aspirations"
Gateway at Deer Valley, Expected graduation date: June 2017, El Mirage, Arizona, United States, Cosmetology, AZ State Board of Certification, Trained in Wella, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Kenra.
Pimpama State Secondary College, 12, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, Art, N/A, Have not gone to college to obtain a Degree
Debden Public school, 2018, Debden, Saskatchewan, Canada, Arts education, Highschool, Award for Art
Affable, creative, and innovative mind, searching for opportunities in the gaming, graphic design, and entertainment industries. Desire to assist, excel, and learn in these quickly growing fields.