So I feel like as a brand designer, I should probably incorporate brand design principles into my resume, so I threw my resume into Illustrator and made it look nice. I didn’t complicate anything really, I just put a 10% opacity on the page background and put a “design” stock photo behind it, and I put three icons at the bottom of the page that link to my LinkedIn, my email, and my portfolio website. The problem is that the file size is quite large.
First, is using graphic design on your resume to apply for a job that uses graphic design a thing?
Second, what kind of file can I use that wont be too big?