Basic Resume Template

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Looking for the perfect InDesign resume template? Sometimes basic is best. This basic, easy to read, easy to edit resume template should do the trick. Best of all it’s free to download!

Designed a graphic designer, this basic resume layout will do everything you need. Most great designs are simple, and this basic resume is no exception. It’s clear, eye catching, stylish and 100% editable. Check out the samples below and hit download to treat your resume to a no nosense makeover.

Top tip for resume design: Visual communication is key. Make sure your layout puts the most important information at the top of the design. This template is fully editable, so if you want your key experience right the top, just go ahead and move it.

Includes 2 InDesign files: US letter size (8.5″ x 11″) and A4 (210mm x 297mm)
(Need a slightly different size? Learn how to resize this template )


Below you can preview the full layout of the basic resume template, download the free InDesign file and find a bunch of helpful tips on how to edit templates in InDesign.free indesign resume template - free download classic simple design

Download this basic resume template for free (your download will include an INDD file for InDesign CS6 and an IDML version for InDesign CS4, CS5 and CC):

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Fonts


The fonts used in this template are not included in the download file. Follow the link below if you’d like to use the same free fonts in your design.

Cabin – Font Squirrel 
Acre – Font Squirrel 
Cormorant – Font Squirrel 


Help Working with InDesign Templates


We’ve put together a collection of helpful tips to make editing our InDesign templates super easy. If you’re a newbie to Adobe InDesign it’s worth checking these out before starting work on your design.

How to Open an InDesign Template
Step 1. Download the file.

Step 2. Our InDesign templates are packaged and saved as ZIP files. If you have a Windows computer Right Click > Extract All before opening the InDesign file.

Step 3. If you’re running InDesign CS6 open the INDD version of the file. If you’re working with InDesign CS4, CS5 or CC open the IDML version.

How to Work With Layers in Your Document
Our InDesign templates are organized into layers, which group similar elements together. The layers in your document can be controlled from the Layers panel (Window > Layers).

How to Add Your Own Text
The text across this design can easily replaced with your own copy. Simple use the Type Tool (T) to select the text box you wish to insert your text into. This template has been set up with filler body text. To replace this with your own text but retain the same formatting, highlight the filler text and delete it. Then you can either Edit > Paste in copied text or File > Place a Word document directly into the text frame. If you prefer, you can then add your own fonts and formatting.
Read more about formatting text in InDesign.
How to Export Your Document for Printing
Once you’ve completed work on your template and you’re ready to print it you can head to File > Export. To create a print-ready file, choose Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format drop-down menu in the Export window. Make sure to include the bleed in your export options by checking Use Document Bleed Settings in the Export Adobe PDF window.
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Read more about prepping your designs for printing in InDesign.
How to Change the Fonts in a Document
You can format individual items of text using the Type Tool (T) and Controls panel, which you’ll find running along the top of the InDesign workspace. The fonts in most templates are not set as InDesign styles. However, it’s easy to create a Character or Paragraph Style using existing text formatting, and then edit this from the Styles panels (Window > Styles).
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Read more about editing Styles in InDesign.

Discover more advice for InDesign beginners on our Tutorials page. Or why not seek out inspiration about typography, layout design and much more right here.