This is Jamie Kyle, a 27-year-old graphic design graduate from London.
He graduated with a degree from Camberwell College of Arts nearly five years ago, but it has been a struggle to find work in his field.
Kyle told BuzzFeed News: "My day job has been working in an art gallery part-time and combining some freelancing – fitting the profile of a struggling artist well! Prior to that I did a lot of unpaid work, internships, and placements."
Writing on his blog, Kyle said that now the economy has picked up once more, jobs are more readily available.
But it wasn't going to be enough to just send out CVs. Jamie knew he'd have to get creative – and that's when he decided to promote himself and his portfolio in the form of scratchcards.
He said: "The idea came about at art school, where I was going to send out a ransom note to agencies saying, 'I've taken myself hostage and won't be released until I have a job!'"
But I thought that might've been a bit too extreme. I liked the idea of doing something different to grab attention. I came up with an idea with a friend in which I was going to send coffee jars to agencies with my CV printed on them. However, I quickly realised this would be very expensive for a broke artist.
The big challenge when producing the scratchcard CVs was making the scratchable silver foil.
Kyle experimented with a mixture of materials, including silicone gel, silver paint, and a mixture of washing-up liquid and acrylic paint.
"There was a lot of testing and research involved, in particular with the foil solution and the correct stock to use for the cards. A lot of trial and error to say the least."
"On the cards, I have my website address showcasing my portfolio, my email address, and my blog address explaining the whole process and project behind the scratchcards."
"I made around 60 in total, and I've sent out every last one by post to different companies."
Since sending out the scratchcard CVs last week, there's been "lots of positive feedback", Kyle said.
While Kyle waits to see if his job-hunting gambit pays off, he told BuzzFeed News what his dream job would be:
"To travel the world drawing, photographing, and writing. I'd love to be a full-time illustrator and artist doing varying projects, from editorial to film to all sorts."