I have been working on putting together some graphics for my résumé, something to give it some color and pizazz (remember, I work in a creative field - just having black and white text doesn't cut it anymore).
My original concept was to have a large semi-abstract graphic in the background.
The first attempts at these yielded much more organic shapes than I was thinking.
A try at making them more "architectural" yielded (in my opinion) something that looked forced. (See the first graphic on the left, here.)
In fiddling around with the shapes, I started repeating smaller figures and I like them much better. So, in the long run, I may end up putting a left-justified "side bar" graphic instead. The three examples I have on my second test page are my foray into that intention.
I can tell I'm just having fun with the shapes now and have lost touch with the original goal (graphic for architectural job search materials). I do want it to be fun and flexible though. When I was in school, I was always told that my designs were too rigid. While I think I've grown away from that, I don't want to get too loosey-goosey.
And for your entertainment, the test sheet I put together of my updated logo (really really simple - don't get all excited). I'm sending them to the printer so I can see how each color turns out from their machines.