+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27

Thread: What is your favourite (combination) font for professional things (like CV's)?

  1. #1
    Banned boxerusman is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts

    What is your favourite (combination) font for professional things (like CV's)?

    Hi Guys,

    I need help, I want to redesign my CV and am thinking of a font combination, my current CV makes use of FF Meta Pro and it's brilliant, but it's time for change.

    About myself;
    Comp Science Graduate looking for work, bear in mind that I'll be sending my CV to banks and financial institutions as well as some major IT companies. And their HR teams are usually extra anal about things, as they say, first impression must be good.

    Hence professional looking clean fonts are encouraged. So please let me know what you think will be good. Also drop in some pictures if you have any.


    I sincerely apologise if I have posted this is the wrong section. But all what is your favourite font type questions are found here hence I posted mine too.

  2. #2
    Junior Member tealeafdancah is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    http://spiekermann.com/?s=fira

    new font by spiekermann for firefox,
    might be interesting for something in the IT-sector

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to tealeafdancah For This Useful Post:

  4. #3
    Banned bigbillkaos is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
    There are some really great combinations here: http://www.typography.com/ask-hfj/index.php

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to bigbillkaos For This Useful Post:

  6. #4
    Banned darwinyo is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
    All caps geometric sans for your name and headers (Proxima Nova, Brandon Grotesque, etc) and a clean serif for the body, like Mercury Text

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to darwinyo For This Useful Post:

  8. #5
    Junior Member analog_G is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    The Din Pro Family is my favorite because of its readability. For serif fonts, I'm using Miller Text.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to analog_G For This Useful Post:

  10. #6
    Banned boxerusman is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by darwinyo View Post
    All caps geometric sans for your name and headers (Proxima Nova, Brandon Grotesque, etc) and a clean serif for the body, like Mercury Text
    Thank you! This is a great combination. I tried these fonts as well as the other's suggested by "tealeafdancah", looks pretty good.

    "analog_G", the DIN pro is an amazing font, anything else that could go with that?

  11. #7
    Banned fhipu is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
    I like museo and helvetica...... clean and neat

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to fhipu For This Useful Post:

  13. #8
    Member nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future nycionx has a brilliant future
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    117
    Thanked 1,548 Times in 149 Posts
    Ive use Audi Type Extended plus non-ext. even tho its a corp font lol. Looked great!

    holy crap i cant believe it being offered for free from audi!
    http://www.audi.com.au/it/brand/it/corporate/download.html

  14. #9
    Banned rondoletti is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    40
    Thanks
    183
    Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
    Airbus Special is a good font... extra bold

    Code:
    Only the registered members can see the download links/content. pleaseĀ Register to gain full access.

  15. #10
    Banned Daniela is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Bulgaria
    Posts
    23
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Accord Alternate and DIN cond !

  16. Your ad here

  17. #11
    Banned ernie is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    30
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
    The website 'Fonts In Use' is a great place to browse well executed font combinations.

    Good luck!

  18. #12
    Banned mixuruk is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    A CV for a designer should allways reflect his/her personality.
    Instead of following all those rules, tried and tested font combos, perhaps it would be better to go for an "outside the box" approach. Be creative and original.

    One certainly doesn't want to look like everybody else.

  19. #13
    Banned Varun is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    +1 DIN Pro for sure. Really great readability.

  20. #14
    Banned louiseharatt is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    creative cv

    I personally like to keep things very minimalistic and clean.

    I currently opt for the Gotham family. It offers me nice legible type, even when using bold or italics for certain highlighted aspects of my CV.

    Obviously it's very personal and you should tailor it to portray your personality whilst baring in mind the audience. Sometimes the older generations still prefer what they're used to and don't adopt revolutionary change like aesthetical enhancements to a CV.

    Just my two cents...hope this helps :)
    L x

  21. #15
    Banned stealth is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    I use a nice sans for my headings, and then a serif for body copy. Currently, I'm using DIN for the headings and Bodoni for body copy, but I'm planning on changing it soon. The same ethos will apply, though -- readability is key and I don't like to mix it up too much with too many sizes and weights.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Favourite Font Combinations
    By cdunn in forum General Chat
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 02-08-2015, 11:36 AM
  2. Favourite free script font?
    By kappatre in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 04-05-2014, 10:01 PM
  3. The-Big-Book-of-Font-Combination
    By midas31 in forum Books & Tutorials
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-20-2013, 01:23 AM
  4. Graphic Designers Guide for Colour Combination
    By printondemand in forum Resources
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-20-2011, 11:08 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts