Basic Resume Template

free basic resume template design for indesign

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 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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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
How to Work With Layers in Your Document
How to Add Your Own Text
How to Export Your Document for Printing
How to Change the Fonts in a Document

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.