Let me list some strengths that will help you in graphic design. You can pick a few of them for your interview answer.
Needless to say, lack of these skills is a weakness you should avoid mentioning in your interview.
- ability to understand the needs and desires of target group and transform these into final design works
- analytical thinking
- attention to detail
- patience and perseverance
- drawing and other artistic skills
Effort to improve on your weaknesses
Responsible people always work on their skills, and they try to get rid of their weaknesses. Your attitude matters the most, since nobody was born a perfect designer. That’s what you should focus on in regards to the second part of the question–the one about your weaknesses.
Tell us that you try your best to improve on both your strengths and weaknesses…. Let’s have a look at some good answers.
I am a creative mind, always have new ideas and can devise solutions to problems. On the top of that, I am quite skilled in drawing. On the other hand, my management skills are rather bad. But I read books on management and time management, trying to improve on my weaknesses, trying to become more organized and productive as an employee.
People say I am a team player, responsible, completing my job always on time. But I sometimes lack tolerance to people who work slowly. However, I am aware of this weakness, and I try to remind myself to not get involved into pointless conflicts with my colleagues. We should respect everyone, and I should focus mostly on my own job–and not think whether my colleagues have the same productivity as I do…
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