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20 Cool & Colorful Resume Templates (To Stand Out Creatively)


There are usually more applicants than jobs. For hiring managers, sifting through a huge stack of resumes takes time. As a job applicant, you've got to differentiate your resume.

That's why you turn to pre-built resume templates from GraphicRiver or Envato Elements. Instead of opening up an app like Microsoft Word and trying to draw a resume from scratch, use one of these cool resume templates to stand out from the crowd.

Colorful Resume From Envato Elements
Just one of the many colorful resume templates you'll find on Envato Elements.

These creative colorful resume templates are useful because they provide ideas. You don't have to think about how to organize your content or what a resume needs to contain. These cool templates already have it. Just download one of these templates, then add your own details.

Not every resume has to be barebones and minimalistic. Add a bright and eye-catching splash of color to make sure that your resume makes its way to the right person and increase your chances of getting the big job.

Find Colorful Resume Templates on Envato Elements (With Unlimited Use)

To find a colorful resume, be sure to stop by Envato Elements and check out the selection of beautiful resume templates that stand out.

Resume Templates
These cool resume templates have all of the placeholders and design options you need to simply drop your own details into the file.

Envato Elements is a subscription-based, premium marketplace with hundreds of colorful resumes that are easy to customize.

Furthermore, each of these colorful resume templates comes in a beautiful color scheme and includes a matching cover letter so you've got the complete package when it comes to sending out job applications. 

10 Best Colorful Resume Templates from Envato Elements (For 2019)

Here are a few interesting and colorful resume templates that are available for download with Envato Elements subscription.

1. Creative and Colorful Timeline Resume Template

Creative and colorful timeline resume

I think a timeline approach to showcasing your experience is a great look. A timeline can help the hiring manager understand how your past experiences can connect to the future. Just add your own past education, experience, and achievements to this along with a catchy headline.

This package is a great choice thanks to the following options:

  • works with Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word
  • free fonts utilized
  • print-ready with CMYK color palette and high-resolution print settings

2. Fashion Designer Creative Resume Template

Fashion Design Creative Resume

Despite what the name implies, this resume template could be used for far more than those working in the Fashion industry. The clean design with just a splash of color around the edge is a major step up over any of the default templates in apps like Microsoft Word.

This template includes options for both Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign. It includes free fonts and icons so that you don't have to worry about purchasing anything else to complete the resume.

3. Resume Aria - Creative and Minimal Resume

Creative and Minimal Resume Template

Just because you want a minimalistic and simple resume doesn't mean that it has to be devoid of color and creativity. Aria strikes this perfect balance between ease-of-reading and enough creativity to make it stand out.

This colorful resume template is easy to customize in Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign. Just open it up, choose your own color palette (if you wish), and add your own details to quickly prepare a customized template.

4. Colorful Resume - Perfect for Design Jobs

Colorful Resume

This cool resume template will cut straight to the chase with a bold introductory section. Not only does it have space to "put a face with a name" in the form of a profile picture, the introductory paragraph will help you introduce yourself rapidly. On top of that, the colorful name section is sure to grab the employer’s attention immediately.

  • resume, cover letter, and front resume templates included
  • works perfectly with InDesign and Microsoft Word
  • multiple print formats and color settings make it ideal for printing

5. Melisa Creative and Minimalist Resume

Melisa Creative and Minimalist

Melisa is also a great opportunity to use stock photos that are available as a part of an Envato Elements subscription. The background of the resume can easily be substituted for another stock from photo Elements' lineup.

  • use with Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word
  • easy to update and substitute your own details into
  • print-ready settings built-in by default

6. Resume Olivia - Perfect for Creative Work

Resume Olivia

The bold typography and clean lines make Olivia the perfect choice for work in the creative space. Just add your own photo and experiences to help get your message across.

I like Olivia's approach to using just a single bold color. As with many of the choices in this round-up, it's enough to stand out, but not enough to distract the reviewer from the content at hand.

7. My Creative Resume

My Creative Resume

This template package has a few file types that are exclusive to it. That includes the resume, cover letter, envelop, CD, and CD cover. If you're going to make an impact, think about taking the time to design each of these when you deliver your portfolio to make sure that your resume isn't missed.

  • compatible with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • CMYK print-ready
  • icons and documentation both included

8. Melisa Colorful and Airy Resume Template

Colorful Resume Template

This cool resume template is another selection that strikes the balance between form and function. With just enough color to stand out from basic resume templates, Melisa includes icons and sections that are a breeze to update with your own details.

  • Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word formats
  • print-ready with CMYK and multiple paper formats
  • free fonts utilized

9. Elevation Resume

Elevation Resume

With eight pages of creative styles, Elevation is more of a tool to build up your resume instead of a single template. Mix and match between the included files to build up the perfect look for your next job application.

  • CMYK and 300-dpi settings to make sure these print perfectly
  • extremely easy to build and customize with practically unlimited combinations of content
  • portfolio page for showcasing your best-in-class work

10. Clean Resume Template

Clean Resume Template

Rounding out our selection, this ultra-clean look embodies the simplicity and color combination that you'll feel confident in. Not only is it easy-to-read, it also breaks down your experiences into content blocks that a reviewer can easily process.

10 Cool & Colorful Resume Templates From GraphicRiver (for 2019)

You can also find colorful resume and CV templates on GraphicRiver. This is another premium marketplace, but here you can purchase items individually as you need them.

Let's run through the different and unique creative resume templates that you can use to make an impact that are available from GraphicRiver.

1. Resume Booklet - Full Resume Package with CV

Resume Booklet template

The creative resume template option is a fully-featured approach to showcasing your job experience and accolades. Specifically for Adobe InDesign, there are sections for your personal info, education, experience, and more. 

I like this template because it looks great when printed. If you know that you'll have a chance to hand off a physical copy of your resume (as opposed to just uploading the digital version), this is one of the best choices I've seen.

2. Clean and Creative Resume

Colorful Professional Resume

This colorful job resume template is a great choice because it hits the sweet spot of simplicity and creativity. The bold color highlights are just enough to set the resume apart from other minimalistic choices.

Here's why you should give this creative resume template a try out:

  • CMYK print ready
  • fully editable
  • 300 DPI

3. Scresume Personalized Resume Template


This creative resume template package is like a kit that allows you to design a variety of resumes. Because it includes four different color schemes and dark/light options, there's something for everyone inside of this package. 

  • printing-prepared with CMYK color palette and high-resolution design
  • works with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Word

4. Neue Swiss Resume - Modern Resume Template

Neue Swiss Resume

The Swiss school of design focuses on the "less-is-more" philosophy of design. The Neue Swiss resume template embodies this perfectly with simple elements and bold colors that are sure to help your resume stick out from the crowd. This would be perfect for a design or creative job application.

  • A4 and US letter sized print options
  • high-resolution, CMYK print palette
  • 5 color options for multiple use-cases

5. X-Clean Simplistic Resume

X-Clean Simplistic Resume

X-Clean is perfect as a first choice because it contains so many options. For the indecisive applicant, you can use this as a jumping-off point to decide between the many options inside this package.

  • formats include Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Word
  • uses free fonts for an all-in-one package approach
  • four color schemes and light / dark versions create over 80 files in total

6. Simple Resume - Ideal for Creative Work

Simple Resume Ideal for Creative Work

If I'm going to purchase a file to use for my own projects, I like to make sure that it's got  enough variety so that I can use it on multiple occasions. This Simple Resume template fits the bill perfectly. It's a breeze to edit in the app of your choice and has plenty of features to make it a top choice:

  • 6 different color schemes
  • works in Photoshop and Microsoft Word
  • ready for print with no additional settings required

7. Visual Resume - Complete Package

 Visual Resume Complete Package

A resume can be so much more than a single page file, and this package is a perfect example of that. Build out a portfolio page, cover letter, and more with this single file. With simple, cool resume templates that you can customize and a bright splash of color, this one's a great choice for standing out.

8. Material Design CV/Resume Set

Material Design Resume Set

Material design is all the rage now thanks to Google's inclusion of the style in most of its apps. The minimalist and easy-to-read style is favored for its modern look, and this resume incorporates it perfectly.

  • Photoshop, Microsoft Word, and vector versions included
  • easy to update with "content blocks" to showcase your work
  • matching business card template included as well

9. Portfolio Fully Featured Resume Template

Portfolio Fully featured Resume Template

Here's another great choice that feels more like a full sales package for yourself than a simple resume. Think of this as more of a pre-designed application book than a way to apply. In creative industries, you'll get jobs on the back of your work, so why not showcase it front and center?

  • usable with Adobe InDesign
  • A4 and US letter formats for great-looking prints
  • easy-to-customize grid approach

10. Clean Colorful Resume Templates

Clean Colorful Resume

Bold and punchy, the Clean Colorful Resume package is sure to make an impact. I think it's a perfect choice for a first application since it really focuses on less content and putting more front-and-center.

  • Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign template designs
  • over 22 different resume files that can be customized
  • free fonts you can grab as part of the package

The Best Resume Color Schemes (Palettes For 2019)

The whole point of a colorful resume is to make it stand out more and catch the attention of potential employers. All the cool templates on our list already come with pre-made color schemes, however, you can easily customize them to match your own style. Here are a few trendy resume color schemes to keep in mind and use as an inspiration for your resume.

1. Vibrant and Creative

The first palette is vibrant and creative like what you can see in the example resume below. The colors instantly make your resume stand out and direct attention to particular sections. These types of resume color schemes are perfectly suited for anyone applying for a position in a creative industry.

Vibrant and Creative and Color Scheme
Vibrant and Creative Resume Color Scheme

2. Classic Black and White

A classic black and white combination never goes out of style. This classic resume color palette says you're a traditionalist at heart and is best suited if you’re applying for a corporate position in a company with a long history and tradition. However, it can also be used if you want an elegant resume to apply for a position in a high-end jewelry or fashion company.

Classic Black and White Palette
Classic Black and White Resume Color Palette

3. Material and Modern

Another trendy resume color palette uses material and modern color hues. Think blue and red as the primary colors. The palette is perfect if you’re aiming for a position in a young and innovative company and gives off the impression you’re staying on top of current trends.

Material and Modern Resume Color Palette
Material and Modern Resume Color Palette

4. Minimal and Professional

A minimal color palette is another safe choice. It allows you to add a dash of color without going overboard. The minimal and professional color palette works well for any job industry so if you’re not feeling confident about mixing colors, opt for a minimalistic color palette.

Minimal and Professional Resume Color Scheme
Minimal and Professional Resume Color Scheme

3 Top Resume Writing Tips

Now that we've covered some of the best colorful resume templates, let's review some tips that you can use while writing any type of resume. Using these approaches alongside one of the templates covered above is a surefire way to succeed.

1. Make Metrics Count

Many jobs focus on what you achieve through metrics, or calculated metrics of what you accomplish in a role. Calculating your own contributions to a team is crucial and should be incorporated in your job resume.

This could be a cost-saving project, new business you captured, or the way that you changed the results of a company. Ultimately, the hiring manager will want to measure your successes.

2. Focus on Strengths

Do you know your strengths? If not, you've got some thinking to do before you start writing your job resume. Focusing on the strengths that you bring to the table could help you land your next job.

Hiring managers are going to filter through your resume to find those keywords and match them against the job posting to determine their top candidates.

Match your strengths to the role that you're applying for. Read carefully the job posting, then spend time writing the resume points that put your best foot forward.

3. Let Your Skills Shine

Let's say that you're applying for a project management role in a company as a fresh graduate. The only problem is that your only work experience is in customer service at a coffee shop during college.

Those roles have more in common than you might think. In any customer-facing role, you're going to develop the people skills that you need to succeed. That's why you've got to write your bullet points so that you showcase the "common" parts of your roles. Basically, letting your skills take center stage will help the hiring manager see you as more than your past roles.

When you're writing the resume bullet points, it's all about how you showcase your experience. Focus on the skills you developed, not the specific tasks you carried out.

More Great Resume Designs for 2019

If none of these cool resume templates are up your alley, no problem. We at Envato Tuts+ are always compiling the best of the best from around the web for stand out resume templates. No matter what type of job you're applying for, there's sure to be a resume in the selection below that could work perfectly for you.

Stand Out With a Colorful Resume Template

If you want to increase the chances of getting hired, you need to use a resume template that'll help you stand out. You can find plenty of great and colorful resume templates on Envato Elements and if you want to see even more colorful resume ideas, be sure to stop by GraphicRiver and browse through our collection.

What do you use to set your resume apart from others? Let me know in the comments section below.

Editorial Note: Our staff updates this post regularly—adding new colorful resume templates with the best, professional designs.

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