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Talent – Inside Information, Examples, Q&A

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




                                                Hamlet                                                  Hamlet

                                                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   

User Interface Design         WebWorks 2002       

Art Direction                         My Web 2000            

Production Artist                 Archive Production   

Graphic Design                     Berlin Wall History  

Talent - Questions & Answers


Should I include a photo with my resume?


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.