Interviews are one of the most critical times of a graphic designer’s life.
People tend to emphasize on giving a good interview because an interview is the only face to face contact we may have with a prospective employer which may help him or her decide if a candidate should be hired.
To be successful at an interview for a Graphic Designer’s job, it is essential to find some information about expected questions. Preparing for an interview is a good idea as you will know most of what you will have to answer.
Graphic Designer Interview Tips
Although there is no fixed set of questions that you will be asked. But there are always some sample questions available, going through these can help you get an idea of the type of questions you might be asked.
In addition to going through sample questions and practicing their answers, two more things can help.
• First, find out as much as possible about the hiring firm. Just knowing them better will help you in deciding on the right answers at the spot.
• Second, read the job descriptions in detail. Ascertain their needs in graphic design and refer to your relevant skills whenever possible during the interview.
Tell us about yourself?
(A general question, but you need to guard yourself as you answer. Remember stick to your job relevant profile while answering, remain professional)
I graduated in graphic designing from the Institute of Arts in 2008 and I have been serving in the field since then. My interest lies mostly in designing and production of promotional visuals. I have also taken some specialized courses in Photoshop.
What inspired you to join graphic designing field?
I was always fascinated by animated images. My curiosity led me to take an interest in animations and led me to opt for a degree in graphic designing. The most beautiful part is I can graphically create almost anything my mind conceives.
Why should we hire you?
I offer exactly what you seek and am capable of addressing your graphic designing requirements. I have studied your previous graphic material, and I have some brilliant ideas to rejuvenate your graphic marketing communication through the implementation of contemporary and modern visual marketing techniques.
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
After five years, I see myself working for your firm in the capacity of senior graphic designer, producing effective visual communications and making history in the field of graphic designing!
Which programs are you comfortable working with?
(Do some homework, find out what programs does the company commonly use and make sure you mention those if you have expertise in them)
I am well versed in Photoshop, adobe, illustrator, Visio, In design and other layout based software. I like diversity and bring the ability to work effectively in almost any program. Usually, I select the software that will best compliment the idea after studying the given assignment.
What experience do you have in designing for the web?
I have developed several web banners and landing pages for my previous employers. Details are enclosed in my portfolio for your view.
What types of designing projects are you most interested in?
I like designing websites and advertisements as I believe my expertise lies here. However, I am also quite interested in mobile application designing which I would like to explore now.
Tell me something about your most challenging design project yet.
I have my portfolio here for your reference. I was asked to design an advertisement for baby clothes. It is a touchy subject which required much thought and sensitivity. I was quite apprehensive about offending they target audience but thankfully, it received accolades from both the company and the customers.
Tip: It is a good idea to carry your portfolio with you so that you can refer to it when you are asked a question of this sort.