Clay Parker Jones: The exitcreative resume

Clay Parker Jones

So… I just created a book of photos, ideas and some of my work to use as a resume.

Account Executives don’t usually have a book. But I’m not really a typical AE, as I’m sure you can tell if you’re a regular reader here. And I don’t like resumes, anyway. How could you possibly get your entire career, beliefs and feelings onto one page? Ha.

I would really appreciate your honest feedback about it. My mom HATES the image at the top of the post, and many of my friends have told me there’s too much BS in there and that I should get to the point. Johanna said she liked it though, so that’s a plus.

As a side note, I’m not really looking for a job, and am quite happy where I am. But I been wantin’ to make one of these for a while so I sat down with my three new buddies InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and we had us a ball.

Look at my book by clicking here: Clay Parker Jones exitcreative resume. Enjoy, if you can.

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  1. Great great book. I really love P.5 saying “I’d always wanted to be in advertising.” The picture really touches me from that perspective i feel the same. When i was in University, i saw some guys installed billboard and told myself that’s what i really want to connect with.

    By the way, green cutting pad with Nike is awesome.

    Clay is awesome!

  2. Awesome.

    If it makes you feel any better I heard some similar remarks when I showed my resume to folks. I say if a company looks at it and doesn’t get it then I don’t want to be there anyway.

    If you print these up I’d love a copy.

  3. This is awesome!

    What people don’t realize when you hire someone to fill a role in a company is that you are truly hiring a PERSON – a living, breathing human being, not just the skillset listed in the job description. Looking at a piece of paper full of words and numbers cannot truly give any form of essence of the person, and your resume does.

    mp/m

  4. Donna,

    ……not even your mother could love that picture.

  5. Oakie – Thanks, man. Much appreciated. I was really lucky to have been walking by that billboard while they were rotating the creative. And I sat there and watched these guys handle vinyl for like a half hour (and it was FREEZING OUT) because it was just so fascinating to see. PS: those Nikes are my standard “meeting kicks” for when clients come over.

    Noah – Why the reactions? I looked around for your resume and couldn’t find it. What did you do on yours that’s different? Just curious. And I love your take on whether or not this is an “appealing” concept for an HR person. If they don’t like it, well…who the hell cares? If/when I print these I’ll send you one.

    Mike – Thanks! I share your opinion, obviously. And thanks for the snail-mail card you sent; a nice touch in this all-online world.

    Mom – Sorry…

  6. A worker guy

    Just another view for Oak-ster.