Stand out and tell better stories
Enhancv helps you create a resume to be proud of. It's modern and people remember it. The tool guides you through every step of the process so you can highlight your achievements, attitude, and personality. Best of all, it's fun and easy. People using Enhancv resumes got hired at companies such as Tesla, Spotify, HP, The Economist, and more.
As an Illustrator and designer, my role in the company includes owning visual storytelling across different channels and improving user experience with the power of illustration.
Why we decided to develop branded illustration style
Here are some "treasures" of the stock images world. Looking for the perfect photo in stock banks is like looking for the perfect cake in a bookstore. You might find something, but it's never what you expected.
I don't say that it's impossible to make cool brand photography, that works. Like Zendesk did. But it would cost too much time and money. And we want something scalable that fits in our budget.
While there aren't many ways to take a photo of something there are hundreds of possibilities when you illustrate it.
Illustrations by Artur Stotch, JONES&CO, MUTI, Monika Pola
Before even starting with the mood board, we've set clear objectives for illustration. That way it was easier to collect the right style samples.
1. Tell stories and communicate ideas to our visitors in an understandable and relatable way, with the power of metaphors.
2. Be Optimistic, enjoyable and pleasant but not too childish.
3. Have a unique style of characters and elements (ex. Weird body proportions, specific colors, style of lines, etc.)
4. Easy to produce, not too detailed and realistic as we want to push new content faster.
5. Consistent with the current tone of voice
Radost has a special gift when it comes to combining great design with the company’s business goals, which is a hard to find quality.
She’s reliable and always on time with her work, collaborating with her is flawless and organised.
— Tatiana Rehmova, Marketing at Enhancv
Illustrations by Timo Kuilder, Alyona Shostko, James Olstein, Büşra Üzgün, Thomas Rohlfs, Minkyung, Dieter Braun, Stewart Scott-Curran, Justin Tran
How the style was incorporated in different illustration elements
As Enhancv is a B2C product, it relies a lot on establishing a good relationship with each customer. The quirky characters aim to make the resume creation process less intimidating and more pleasant.
Smaller illustrations, used across the website, resources pages and emails.
Used in famous resume pages to illustrate a typical day. Inpired by one of Enhancv resume sections View live
Let’s chat on illustration process, the wisdom of animated movies or the pros and cons of social media.
If you're looking to join forces with an illustrator, I'd be happy to hear more about your goals.