Tell me something about your latest design projects. What challenges did you face and how did you handle them?

 

This is one of the most important questions. Good answer can win you a job contract, and a bad one can send you packing.

Man is presenting his design portfolio in a group interviewPrepare a portfolio

First of all, you should prepare a portfolio of your best works, either in digital or paper form. Every responsible designer who is serious about their job search has a portfolio. It can be simple, but it should be nice. Do not economize. Use quality printer and colors, so your works look good on the paper.

Such a portfolio should include also a goal of each project, your target audience, and programs/techniques you used to complete the project. It is good to have a few copies of your portfolio with you, so you can leave one to the interviewers (or borrow them one, for their consideration).

Focus on relevant projects

If you apply for a position of product packaging designer, it will make no sense to talk about your mobile application design. You should pick the most relevant works.

But if you have not completed any relevant projects, talk about any projects you have done, trying to find similarities with the projects they work on in the company.

You should talk with enthusiasm about your work. You should be proud of your designs. After all, motivation of job applicants is one of the deciding factors for every employer. If you looked bored when speaking about your own design projects, they would not hire you.

Do not forget to answer the entire question

Group interview for graphic designer jobThe question consists of two parts. In the first one, you should do what I suggested, showing the employer the value and creativity you brought to each project, ideally with a help of your beautiful portfolio.

But there is also a second part. They inquire about the challenges you faced when working on your projects.

In this case, you should speak about challenges positively, saying that they helped you to become a better designer. Everyone of us was unable to meet expectations of their client at least one time. We had to learn something new to eventually accomplish the task. These is a perfect type of a challenge to talk about in your interview.

 

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Matthew, Jacob, and the rest of Graphic Design Interview Questions Team