Why did you decide for a career of a graphic designer?

a graphic design job applicant talks to an HR manager in a beautiful office. She is holding his resume in hands, and asking him some questions about his experience. We can see grey clouds behind the windows.Exceptional graphic designers are always driven by passion, creativity, and love.

We all know it is a great job–clean working environment, different projects, exceptional salary, a chance to express yourself in the work you do.

But the hiring managers want to hear about other motives in your interview answer.

Focus on your love to designing, and on your belief in the value you can bring to their team with your designs.

At the end of the day, we all work for money. Nobody would spend ten years in front of a computer screen designing, if they didn’t get a paycheck at the end of each month. But you should not mention money in your interview answer.

Sample answers

I love to design. I have been designing things since my childhood. I designed my own plastic models, dresses, and marketing campaigns for our student company. I believe one can do a good job on any position only if they love what they do for living. And I love to do design various things, so my career choice is obvious.

I’ve been working as a freelance designer for the past five years, but now I need a change. I look for a career in a corporate environment. I have browsed the portfolio of your company and I believe we  have similar ideas on creative design, and on campaigns that actually sell. Therefore I believe I can fit in this working environment, and bring value to your team.

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