Writing and Designing a Résumé with Kelli Evans

Writing and Designing a Résumé with Kelli Evans

Why are résumés so important?

Along with a cover letter, the purpose of a résumé is landing a job interview. According to research, it takes an average of ten interviews to receive one job offer. Often your résumé is the only indication of your abilities, accomplishments, and potential fit for the job.

Moreover, a prospective employer spends an average of 20 seconds or less scanning a résumé, therefore it must capture their interest immediately. As such, your résumé needs to be well-written, persuasive, meticulously designed, and perfect!

In this workshop, you will learn how to define your strengths, strategically craft content, structure your information, and design a user-centered document that will lead to the interview you need to secure that job.

The link to the Zoom conference will be sent out to you via email a day before the event and again the morning of the event.

This is a free event. Donations are welcome and will go to support student scholarships and ongoing programming for our creative community.


About Kelli Evans

Kelli Evans is a designer and educator with extensive experience working in Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and New York. Her work includes corporate identities, annual reports, brochures, packaging, point of purchase displays, signage, exhibits, mobile event design, web site design and animation. She received a BS in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati, an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has two certificates from the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Basel, Switzerland.

Kelli has been teaching since 2008 and has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Lake Forest College, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Loyola University Chicago.

Her ongoing areas of emphasis and research are: promoting interaction between the professional world and that of the student; the development of socially responsible graphic design; incorporating generative practices and devices in graphic design, which includes the tenets of movements such as the Oulipo, Surrealism, and the Situationists; and vernacular design of Punk flyers in the Midwest circa 1982–1988.

Kelli currently is an Education Chair and member of the board of directors for AIGA Chicago.

Instagram: @kezinc

Twitter: @kellievans_zinc


Event Schedule

6:00–6:05 p.m. CST: Attendees arrive

6:05–6:10 p.m. CST: Introduction

6:10–6:45 p.m. CST: Presentation

6:45–7:00 p.m. CST: Q&A

Code of Conduct

By registering to attend this event, you agree to abide by AIGA Chicago Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct may be found here. https://www.aiga.org/code-of-conduct

Twitter Hashtags & Handles



@kezinc (on Instagram)

@kellievans_zinc (on Twitter)

Special thanks to Kelli Evans for planning this event and to Emily Gorski at VSA Partners for designing the event graphics.

When & Where
Wed, Jul 1, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT