This Top-Secret Design Will Get Your CV Into The Right Hands

By Chris Mills on at

Most CV designs — two pages of 12-point blah — don't exactly scream, "Giz us a job!" Especially if you're in the design business. That's why Norwegian designer Vidar Olufsen put all his details in a folder styled like a top-secret document dossier. Everyone wants to know about the hidden stuff.

Olufsen says that the idea came into his head after being told that one HR department would "file him" for later reference, a phrase that made him think of dusty old filing cabinets. So he went ahead and made a design perfect for that environment.

His fashioned-up CV-meets-portfolio consists of an old-school brown document wallet, complete with security band. Inside is a personnel file straight out of the Second World War. There's divided compartments for his work, personal details on typewritten pages and even a "passport" that wouldn't look out of place in Stalin's Russia. [Vidar Olufsen via Abduzeedo]