Ariel Elinson

Create a graphic resume for your grandparent

Project Published 9/17/14 Last updated on 2/28/20

This project is about creating a graphical CV for your grandparent using simple and basic graphic tools.
The aim of this project is to let students know that even if they have technical issues with graphic software they can still create engaging and meaningful content by using only basic tools.
As a side effects they will also get to know better their grandparents and roots. They will have to actually sit down with their grandparent and interview him / her.

Age Levels
1+ Month

Adobe Illustrator and Internet connection

CC License
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Ahmed Belal

Posted on 11/28/18 7:42:09 PM Permalink

​Thanks for Sharing

Julian Hunt

Posted on 11/30/14 10:28:28 PM Permalink

k Ariel, I have updated the resume page and PDF as you suggested, thanks for the advise. I have also uploaded my flv file for my demo reel.

Thanks for all your advice - you rock bro!

Ariel Elinson

Posted on 12/1/14 6:01:24 PM Permalink

Julian your demo reel is very impressive. I really like your style. Nice choice of music too. I'll be happy to know where you took it from. Maybe I will use it too one day. It sounds like a dramatic version of "Pop goes the weasel"

Julian Hunt

Posted on 12/1/14 7:21:19 PM Permalink

Hi Ariel, thanks for your kind words. The animation of the white city was done in Cinema 4d by Maxon, the rest was animated in After Effects, then edited with the music in Premiere Pro the music is exactly what yo said, pop goes the weasel, i wanted a more dark feeling, got the idea watching the new season of American Horror Story, Freak Show, Ryan Murphy is brilliant as a director - the music was downloaded here under the creative commons royalty free gnu license - Music by Kevin MacLeod (original composer: unknown). Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link: you can also view it on YouTube. Cheers man.

Jeannine Burgess

Posted on 11/5/14 10:07:14 PM Permalink

Great idea, thank you.

Ariel Elinson

Posted on 12/1/14 5:53:38 PM Permalink

Thank you!

Julian Hunt

Posted on 11/5/14 7:33:11 PM Permalink

this is a great idea, i just finished one for my website, everyone loves it and the idea. What do yo think? so nice and clean to have everything on one page imo. Cheers.

Ariel Elinson

Posted on 11/5/14 8:18:30 PM Permalink

Wow! I'm happy to hear you've used this activity and delivered great results!
I reviewed your CV and it looks impressive.
I would only suggest you make some minor alignment modification such as aligning the name to competencies and the circles of software centered into the boxes etc...
Thank you very much for commenting and presenting.

Julian Hunt

Posted on 11/5/14 8:50:11 PM Permalink

Thanks Ariel - I appreciate your feedback - and yes I completely agree with you - it was to be honest, a 3:30 in the morning project. But yes I have noticed the alignment issues in the cc2014 logos, and the text as yo mentioned. On my list of things to tweak in the next day or so.


Judy Durkin

Posted on 9/26/14 6:58:30 AM Permalink

This is one of the best lesson ideas ever. Truly.
Thank you. I'm going to do it in my middle-school classes.

Ariel Elinson

Posted on 9/26/14 8:20:39 AM Permalink

Hi Judy,

Thanks for your response. I would love to get your feedback after you try it with your class.