Graphic designer Interview Questions
In preparation for an interview, come ready to discuss your portfolio at length, as well as your design process, and which design software you are familiar with. Graphic design positions can be very specific to the company, so make sure that you brush up on the company's current design style and are ready to explain how your style and experience will mesh.
Top Graphic Designer Interview Questions & How to Answer
Here are three top graphic designer interview questions and tips on how to answer them:
Question No. 1: A copywriter on your team disagrees with your work. How do you handle this?
How to answer: The hiring manager is assessing your interpersonal, conflict-resolution and teamwork skills with this question. Prove your competencies with a savvy strategy. Include steps such as trying to understand the colleague's viewpoint, de-escalating the discord and explaining your design process.
Question No. 2: You have designed a campaign you are proud of, but the client suddenly wants to change everything. How do you handle this?
How to answer: Customer service, communication and problem-solving skills are essential for this position. Show the hiring manager that your skill set includes these abilities. Propose a strategy with tactics such as learning why the client wants the changes and providing any necessary explanations about your work. Additionally, re-evaluating your designs, collaborating with the client to decide on essential changes and revising your work can be included.
Question No. 3: Tell me about your computer and design skills.
How to answer: A suitable candidate for a graphic designer position will be proficient in job-specific software and skills. For example, you can include Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, MS Word and MS PowerPoint in your answer. Skills in Adobe After Effects for motion design; UX and UI design; colour theory; and front end web development software, such as Adobe Dreamweaver, can show your versatility and increase your employability.
Have you ever been on a boat? (Creative Open-ended question)22 Answers
Yes, I was actually born in the hold of a fishing trawler off the coast of Antarctica. (When the interviewer says, "Really?", I say, "No. But yes, I have been on a boat." Less
Not yet - But I will be someday, when I finally get rescued off of this stupid island you put me on way back in Question #1 Less
No, next question...
Q. What is it about Google that inspires you?17 Answers
Its innovations and creativity!! Whenever, there is a special occasion, the way it portrays on Google chrome search, it is inspiring!! I believe that Google knows that its real asset are humans, that's why interacting with common people like this makes it unique!! Google has its unique selling point! Less
What are your strengths and weaknesses? Yup, that was it. He didn't ask who I've worked for, didn't even glance through my portfolio. Mr. Bass actually seemed preoccupied and rushed through my interview.6 Answers
Good for you! Those post were written by the owner trying to excuse the sorry offers he makes. I am positive you were over qualified! Good luck and stay as far away as possible from this place! Less
Good one Mr Bass, I don't know how you find time to come on here and put interviewees down when you are too busy to meet with them (even though you were the one who sent the email asking me to come in for an interview). And to the person who commented recently, thank you and I appreciate your kindness. I know what I'm worth and do not need to work for pennies for a no-name company who is putting up the biggest show at the Pacific Design Center. Less
It's my pleasure! You were smart enough to walk away. Can you imagine accepting a position and realizing the person the owner is once you were inside , in too deep to leave? It happens to a lot of people , good people also. Just thank the universe and your experience for being able see through this guy. Less
Tell me a little about yourself?5 Answers
YES!!!! Finally... someone who sees how he is. Now, imagine working in that environment. Imagine hearing every day how crappy of an employee you are, or getting great ideas shot down, or - as in this one case, hearing him say, "I don't know why [she] needs that many days off, there's nothing anyone can do!", along with a huge eye roll, when an employee was off for bereavement. It was her damn mother that passed away. I don't solicit any business that does business with Lasting Image... and I know who they are. Lasting Image should close their doors... they do disservice to their customers and most importantly to EVERY employee working there. The turnover is INCREDIBLE. Less
ALSO... you are correct. Most of the "stellar" reviews on here are, indeed, written by him. The buzz words, the glamour, the improper use of a comma... all him. Less
You have been very on point with everything in your assessment of the company from only one interview. Sometimes it takes people days, weeks, months actually working for this company before realizing all the things you've pointed out. Less