Insider Advice - Talent, Theater, and Design
For professionals in the film, modeling, entertainment, advertising, graphic design, and media industries, your job titles and projects hold a more noticeable level of creativity, excitement and even celebrity. Resume information for these types of positions needs to be an artistic statement as well as a statement of professional credentials. Visual excitement can be graphically communicated as well.
If you are in the performing arts or media arts fields, a prospective employer will want to see a list of the projects, performances or productions in which you have been involved. Use this section to list artistic endeavors you have worked on and your role within each project.
Insider Tip: If your work can be divided into several areas, then consider one section on your resume for each area. Talent resumes have the greatest impact when you separate your work experience into different sections.
An actor will want a talent section for FILM, another for TELEVISION, and another for THEATRE.
A graphic artist might include a section for PRINT DESIGN and another for COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN.
An advertising professional might include a section for RADIO ADVERTISEMENTS and another for TELEVISION ADVERTISEMENTS.
Talent - Examples
Selected Production Experience (Shakespearean Festival Summer 2012)
Assistant Set Designer The Merry Wives of Windsor dir. Jim M. Bant
Set Designer The Merchant of Venice dir. Scott Hamilton
Set Designer The War of the Roses dir. Elizabeth Hansen
SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY
King Lear Earl of Kent
The Comedy of Errors Dromio of Ephesus
The Winter’s Tale Camillo
Richard III Lord Rivers
The Merry Wives of Windsor Falstaff
Henry V King Henry V
Graphic Design Whirled Wide Web http://www.whirledwidewebx.com
User Interface Design WebWorks 2002 www.webworkplacex.com
Art Direction My Web 2000 http://www.myweb2002x.com
Production Artist Archive Production http://www.archivewebprodsx.com
Graphic Design Berlin Wall History www.berlin-historyx.com
Talent - Questions & Answers
Generally, it is not recommended that you include a photograph on or with your resume unless you are in the film, modeling or entertainment industry, where your appearance is an essential part of your qualifications. When including a photo, it is recommended that you choose a tasteful, professionally-produced headshot, preferably in black and white.