1. When considering brand colours, print is the lowest denominator. It’s a lot easier to maintain consistency from print-to-web because printers+papers+inks have a much smaller colour gamut for crisp and accurate colour digital printing.
2. Spot colour for the violet! Violets were difficult to adjust correctly from sRGB to print CMYK. Both my screens have been calibrated, and I set the correct profiles from the printers for digital proofs, but it was still a challenge.
3. Hard proofs FTW! I am a big believer now in local print shops.
4. The content inside the resume turned out looking more cluttered and needed more negative space. For my next revision I will revisit the paper size and perhaps work with gate or map folds.
5. The feedback for the resume from the last job fair I attended was mostly positive. Many hiring managers loved the unveiling. More importantly, managers looking for design and business analysts skills were able to focus on these items, even when they were under software testing job titles.
6. I did find a couple of technical hiring managers who were less enthused about the graphic resume and wanted my detailed technical CV, because the jobs were more business analyst and project management roles in hardware and robotics industries. Traditionally, these industries are not heavily focused on human-centred design. However, I believe this design ideal will become more ubiquitous with the internet-of-things trend. And when that time comes, I will be ready to design meaningful systems for them. :)
My next step is to expand the web page into a full portfolio site.