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Best in 2019: 30 Professional Resume Design Templates (Cool + Modern)


Your dream job is just around a corner if you're proactive and walk the extra mile to get it. Work harder than anyone else to present yourself as the best candidate, starting with your resume.

A professional resume design is just as important as the content so that your resume gets noticed.

Resume John Q
Resume John Q - One of the cool and modern job resume templates that are trending in 2019 that'll help you land your dream job.

You might not have time to create your resume from scratch. How can you build a resume quickly and make it as professional as possible?

The answer is to use the best resume design templatesA pre-built template can be your blueprint for the perfect resume. Simply fill in the placeholders to bring your modern professional resume to life. 

In this round-up, we review 30 of the best resume design templates you can use in 2019. Each of these is a tremendous head start over designing your job resume from scratch.

Best Resume Design Templates on Envato Elements (With Unlimited Use)

If you're trying to land your dream job, you need a creative professional resume that puts your best foot forward. And because you're short on a time, you need all the help you can get in the resume construction process. Using a job resume template saves you hours because you only have to fill in the placeholders with your own details.

My favorite source for the best modern resume design templates is Envato Elements, an all-you-can-download service for creatives. 

Best Resume Designs on Envato Elements
Hundreds of job resume templates are included as part of the flat-rate Envato Elements package.

Here's how it works when you use a service like Elements to build your next resume:

  • Browse Envato Elements for top resume templates. 
  • Download a resume template that's supported in your design app of choice (such as Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop, for example).
  • Replace the placeholder content with the details of your professional experience, educational, and skills.
  • Submit your stunning resume to the job you're applying for.

As you can see below, there are over a thousand modern resume print templates included with an Envato Elements subscription.

With so many templates, it helps to have a guide to the best modern resume designs available as a part of an Elements subscription. Below, I've focused on five of the best creative resume templates included on Elements. 

Best Resume Design Inspiration (Trending From Envato Elements)

Let's take a look at five of my favorite resume design options that are easily customizable:

1. Modern Resume with Business Card

Modern Resume

I always look for a little extra value when choosing a resume template, and this one is no exception. Even though all resume templates on Elements are included for a flat rate, the best templates are set apart with extras like matching business cards as this one is. 

With five different color schemes and support for Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word, this is an excellent start to our round-up for its flexibility and ease-of-use.

2. Super Professional Resume Template

Super Professional Resume Template

Just because you're applying for a "super professional" job, it doesn't mean that you've got to sacrifice your sense of design and style, thanks to creative professional resume templates like this one. 

The beautiful two-column approach here has all of the placeholders you expect like a skills section, experience, and objectives. Supported in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Microsoft Word.

3. Minimalist Resume 01

Minimalist Resume 01

An excellent choice for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, this job resume template is a minimalist choice that helps your experience take center stage. I often prefer modern resume templates like this one for their readability and ease-of-use. 

Just drop in your details and feel confident that your resume will make its way to the right reviewer thanks to its excellent design.

4. Cool Resume Template and Cover Letter

Cool Resume Template and Cover Letter

Not every creative professional resume has to be minimal and straightforward, and this cool option is a perfect example of the power of bold design. This resume feels more like a single page portfolio than a traditional resume. Take a bold leap like this when you're pursuing a creative job and update it with a fresh color palette.

Compatible with Adobe Photoshop, this resume template also includes a cover letter that coordinates with the resume. 

5. Resume John Q

Resume John Q

With beautiful serif font choices, the John Q resume is a stunning choice for Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word users. For a bit of professional resume design flair, you also have icons included if you want to add visual indicators of your top skills and experience.

This resume also includes a cover letter, which is always a great idea to write and add with your application. A cover letter gives you a chance to explain your experience in more in-depth detail than a single resume. Best of all, it beautifully matches your resume for a coordinated design. 

The Best Resume Template Designs From GraphicRiver (Trending in 2019)

Envato Elements is a tremendous all-you-can-download option, but if you know exactly what you're looking for, also consider the GraphicRiver marketplace to select your professional resume design template. GraphicRiver is a pay-as-you-go model where you can purchase single job resume templates.

Best Resume Templates 2019
You can find thousands of resume design templates on GraphicRiver.

Just like the Envato Elements library, there are so many templates to choose from that it helps to have a selection of the top choices. Here are 25 of my favorite recent templates from GraphicRiver for your next job application.

1. Clean Resume/CV (2 Page)

Clean ResumeCV 2 Page

The clean and modern design of this two-page resume template offers a perfect balance of professional and creative. The cool resume design elements are subtle but not bland. This template is easy to edit in either Adobe Illustrator or Microsoft Word. It comes in size A4 and uses only free fonts, although you can replace them with other fonts you prefer.

2. Minimalist Resume

Minimalist Resume

Looking for a no-nonsense, straightforward, professional resume design? This template is all that. Its clean, minimalist design makes it extremely readable. Subtle design elements like icons and simple infographics keep things interesting. This template is in A4 size and can be edited in Photoshop and Microsoft Word.

3. Resume/CV Template 

ResumeCV Template

For professional jobs that also value innovation and creativity, this resume/CV template may be a good option. It’s fully editable in Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, and Mac Pages. And, wherever you’re located, you’ll be able to make a resume in the right size since it comes in both A4 and US letter sizes. A coordinating template for a cover letter is also included.

4. Modern Resume

Modern Resume

This professional resume design template has a nice combination of colors, typography and a photo you can include to draw more attention to your resume and win that job position you dream of.

  • instant download
  • modern design
  • easy to read layout

5. Resume CV Set

Resume CV Set

This is a professionally designed resume template. It's very easy-to-edit for everyone with clearly organized and labeled layers inside and detailed help file included with screenshots. Every element of this creative professional resume is 100% editable to help you creating a professional good-looking resume to leave a positive impression.

  • resume template
  • cover letter template
  • portfolio template
  • business card template

6. Clean Resume Template

Clean Resume Template

This clean resume CV template includes two main pages, resume and cover letter. You can quickly and easily customize these templates with professional and clean structured files to prepare your new professional resume in no time.

  • international A4 paper size with standard bleeds
  • customize easily in MS Word, PSD & AI
  • 2 Adobe Photoshop files
  • 2 Adobe Illustrator files
  • 2 MS Word files
  • help text file

7. Modern Resume

Modern Resume

This is a complete package you can use in applying for your next job. This modern resume design approach has six pages ranging from a cover letter to the standard resume, and finally a contact page.

  • compatible with Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 and Letter-sized page formats

8. Clean Modern Resume Set

Clean Modern Resume Set

This good resume design features all of the standard placeholders you would expect for a well-crafted job application. One thing that sets it apart is an easy-to-adjust skills section where you can use a graphic to show what you sets you apart with visual indicators. 

  • supported in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 page format

9. 3-Piece Modern Resume Set

3-Piece Modern Resume Set

Here's another good resume design choice that includes "more than the minimum" with a cover letter and resume template. It's a clean and modern resume design that's perfect for your next design job application.

  • supported in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • letter and A4 page formats

10. Modern Personalized Resume Template

Modern Resume

For a bold and contemporary look, this creative professional resume is one of the best resume template choices in this round-up. Two-color variants, 18 separate page templates, and included icon packages make it a highly flexible choice with a modern design flair.

  • supported in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • A4 page format

11. Clean & Modern Resume and CV Template

Clean  Modern Resume CV

Not only does this package include a standard resume template, but it also offers a portfolio page that would be ideal for a graphic or web designer. This template makes great use of white space to keep the resume readable and scannable by the reviewer. 

  • compatible with Adobe InDesign
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 page format

12. Modern Resume Template

Modern Resume Design Template

This bold resume choice is a modern style thanks to its beautiful use of color. Even if the default yellow isn't your favorite shade, you can easily update it and substitute it in as the key color. 

  • compatible Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and Microsoft Word
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 and US Letter page formats

13. Modern Resume/CV

Modern Resume CV

Several of the resumes in this round-up include a placeholder for your profile photo. When you want to "put a name with a face," a resume like this one is a great way to establish familiarity. For jobs like sales or customer service where your skills are critical, consider a choice like this one.

  • compatible with Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 page format

14. Cool Multi-Color Resume

Cool Resume

With four different color variants, this grid-based resume is the right choice for a multitude of job opportunities. You can even substitute and re-arrange the content boxes to sequence them in a way that best highlights your experience.

  • compatible with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Word
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 page format

15. Stylish One Page CV Resume - Creative Professional Resume

Stylish One Page CV Resume

It only takes a single page to make an impact on a reviewer when done correctly. Often, it's better to condense all of your experiences into a short format so that the hiring manager can quickly review your credentials. The timeline approach makes it easy to craft your story of how past experiences have led you to the current role.

  • compatible with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • A4 and US letter page formats

16. Resume & Cover Letter - Professional Resume Design

Resume  Cover Letter

This modern professional resume design certainly brings attention to your name thanks to the oversized placeholder for your name. The easy-to-replace placeholder boxes will save you many hours while building a resume of your own.

  • compatible with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • A4 and US letter page formats

17. The Clean Resume / CV

The Clean Resume CV

Two simple columns and color palettes make this a flexible and easy-to-read job resume. It also features all of the standard placeholders that remove the guesswork with creating your job resume, so it's an easy choice for building your application out in a single sitting.

  • compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 page format

18. Modern & Simple Resume 

Modern  Simple Resume Set

With options to include a profile picture, this job resume template offers flexibility in how you customize it. It's also just colorful enough to help it find its way in front of a hiring manager, so use this choice with your credentials to increase your chances of being seen.

  • compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 page format

19. Craft Paper Style Resume

Craft Paper Style Resume

Another bold resume template choice, this job resume has the feel of being printed on fancy craft paper for a more "organic" feel to the design. It focuses on a few key details: experience, education, and skills. Less is more when it comes to showcasing your credentials; use a resume like this one as the start of the conversation instead of your entire story.

  • compatible with Adobe Photoshop
  • A4 page format

20. Modern Resume Template Design

Modern Resume Template Design

Again, this resume template takes a strong position that featuring your profile photo will help you stand out when applying for jobs where personality can make the difference. Include your details to in the built-in placeholders for an easy-to-build resume.

  • compatible with Adobe Photoshop
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • US letter page format

21. Modern Resume CV Template

Modern Resume CV Template

With a print-focused template like this one, the creative resume design elements have carefully considered how the resume will appear once printed. Rounding out our selections, this template has all of the essentials for a professional job application and features the design flair that can set you apart as a top applicant.

  • compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Microsoft Word
  • CMYK color palette for easy printing
  • A4 and US letter page format

22. Clean Resume/CV

Clean ResumeCV

This resume template comes with detailed instructions making it easy to edit and customize to fit your needs so you can make a great impression and get hired.

  • A4 & US Letter size
  • 300 DPI, CMYK Color
  • print ready
  • resume template
  • cover letter template

23. Resume Template

Resume Template

This resume template has an elegant and professional look. Resume sections are clearly defined making it easy to scan and leaving a clean impression. If you want to present yourself in a professional manner, this template will do the job.

  • Microsoft Word (.docx) files
  • Mac Pages (.pages) files
  • Photoshop (PSD) Files
  • Illustrator (EPS) Files
  • A4 International paper size
  • detailed instructions file

24. Resume/CV (2 Page) 

ResumeCV 2 Page

Here’s another two-page, A4-sized resume template with a professional design. The template pack includes files for both Illustrator and Word. The layout is attractive without sacrificing professionalism. Feel free to change the spot color to match the branding of the company you’re applying to. This template is designed for easy editing and customization.

25. Clean Resume CV Template 

Clean Resume CV Template

Make a great first impression with this professional, easy-to-read, and attractive resume template. It comes in both US letter and A4 size. The organized layers make it easy to edit in Adobe Illustrator. The pack also includes matching templates for your cover letter and references, for a total of 30 files.

Modern Professional Resume Design Tips

Those applying for a position in a creative field have a lot of freedom in designing their resumes. But professionals have a different challenge: how to balance creativity and professionalism in your resume. You want a resume that reflects your professionalism. At the same time, you want it to be creative enough to stand out from the rest of the pack.

These tips will help:

1. Choose a Suitable Color Scheme

Resume Design Color Scheme
This modern resume template with business card offers a variety of color schemes to match the job you're applying for.

Be sensitive to the specific industry you're applying for when choosing a color scheme for your resume. Pinks, yellows, and lilacs, for example, may not be suitable in the financial industry. When in doubt, you can match the branding colors of the company you're applying to, or something close to them.

Also, consider what your resume will look like when printed. Many employers still print resumes when they review them, and they may not print them in color. Make sure everything remains legible and visually attractive even in monochrome.

2. Pick The Right Font(s)

You've got an unlimited number of fonts at your disposal (especially with an Envato Elements subscription), and it's tempting to go overboard with them. When picking fonts, go for legibility over creativity. Save the fun fonts for your personal projects, like party invitations. For your professional resume, stick with safe, readable fonts.

And, resist the temptation to use too many fonts. There's no reason for your professional resume to have more than two different fonts at the most. You can even use just one font and use varying sizes, colors, and styles (such as bold, italics) for emphasis. 

When in doubt, use "mainstream" fonts like Arial, Helvetica, Calibri, Cambria, Garamond, and Georgia.

3. Don't Let "Professional" Equal "Boring"

Professional Resume Design Example
Icons and spot colors add visual interest to a professional resume design.

Just because you're creating a professional resume design doesn't mean it has to be boring. Break up large chunks of text to keep things visually pleasing and skimmable. Headings, sub-headings, and bullets help you achieve this.

Icons also add visual interest and help your resume to communicate more effectively. Another design element you might want to use is the spot color. This is a single color applied to small areas of your resume (such as bullet points or headings, for example). Spot colors direct the eye to the most important parts of your resume and add excitement.

Read these articles for more tips on professional resume design:

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Design Your Next Resume with Job Resume Templates

You don't have time to do everything. So, find ways to skip ahead and still create a resume you feel great about. That makes using job resume templates a no-brainer.

Whether you subscribe to Envato Elements or purchase one-off templates from GraphicRiver, both of these marketplaces are stocked with the types of modern professional resume templates that never go out of style. Go ahead and download your favorite resume template today and begin updating your cool resume today.

Note: Our staff updates this post regularly, adding the best new professional resume design templates.

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