It was really important to me while making this document that it be
• Under 100Kb
• Black & White
• Visually distinctive
• Use as little ink as possible to tell the story
• Tells you a lot about me
Making the file small means that it emails super quickly. Making it black and white means that it's great for people to print out and look at. Some people like to print out all the CVs if they have a lot of applicants. Hopefully this one won't get too lost in the stack. It's supposed to be a story (Curriculum Vitae means story of my life). This does pretty much tell you (in skeletal detail, admittedly) my activities for the last 10 or so years.
So far this has got me freelance jobs working for David McCandless at Information is Beautiful, and the The Times newspaper.