22+ TOP Graphic Designer Interview Questions & Answers
1. What formats will I receive with my design
We can provide you with pretty much any format you will ever need. Some of the most popular and useful are jpf, png, pdf, eps, ai, psd, gif, etc..
2. Will my design be scalable?
We can provide vector files which will be scalable to any size using the appropriate software.
3. What is your usual turnaround time?
Turnaround time depends on the complexity of the project. We usually will have an initial design delivered within 24 to 48 business hours.
4. Can you digitize my drawing?
Yes. In most cases we can convert your rough sketch into a digital format.
5. What do you need from me to get going on my design?
All we need to begin working on your project is, payment, and directions or ideas on how you want your design to look.
6. Will I receive any revisions once you deliver the initial concept?
Yes. All of our graphic design come with 3 revisions. We will first deliver the initial concept for you to review. If you require any changes, we will address them in the 1st revision. This process repeats until you have used 3 rounds of revisions.
7. I need to have a design created that is not listed on your services, what do I do?
There are many design services that we may not have listed. If you have a custom request feel free to contact us with your request.
8. If I do not like my design after my 3 revisions are used, what are my options?
Firstly, it is very rare for us to not be able to deliver exactly what you need within 3 revisions, but if this does happen, you can always order a revision package.
9. How many concepts come with my design?
Our services come with only one initial concept. However, you also get 3 revisions, and are welcome to use one or all of those revisions as different concepts, but that will leave you without the revisions. If you use all of your revisions, and require additional changes you will need to order a revision package.
10. What methods are used in Graphic Designer?
Graphic design methods range from screen printing to web page layouts. It is in fine art, drawings and signs created by machines. There is virtually hundreds of different ways that graphic designs are created.
From the hand drawn sign advertising a Yard Sale to the buttons created at a screen print shop for the local politician. Anything that is informative is considered to be graphic design and so any method used to create this information is the method used to create it.
11. Can anything be considered graphic design?
Absolutely yes, anything can be considered to be graphic design as mentioned above. It could be the road signs showing the speed limit. It may be a famous book such as ‘The Book of Kells’ or it might be a t-shirt with the local gas station emblazoned upon the chest pocket.
It is informative and is a way of communicating using pictures, letters and numbers. It is both the process of creating and the end product. Wherever there is a need for visual imagery, graphic design is there to help convey the meaning and intent behind the words.
12. What are the tools of graphic designers?
The most important tool of the graphic designer is his or her mind. He or she must be able to visualize what it is that needs to be illustrated. After that it is a matter of finding the right computer program or template to make the graphics.
There are many software programs that can help design website layouts or can help design the graphics used in virtually anything. Since software has become available the graphic artist’s job has progressed much smoother as they are able to get more done in a short period of time.
13. How is graphic design used in advertising?
The thing with advertising is that you are trying to sell something. You need some way, some medium in which to convey what it is you are selling. It may be business cards with your company’s name printed on them. It might be signs advertising your business.
Logos on your company letterhead let readers know that you are serious about your business. All of it comes together so that people know your company.
14. How does graphic design work with websites?
It works with web design. The purpose is to communicate visual text and pictures with the ability to interact with the webpage. If it were just a static page with no way of conveying different information, the webpage would not be much of a success. Graphic designers work to convey the intent of the company and make it an easy experience for web site visitors.
15. Can you work with Adobe Photoshop (or any other graphic design software)?
We live in a digital era. If you want to get a job as a graphic designer, you will need to learn to work with a software. However, if you can not work with the software they as you about, do not hang your head yet. Try to mention the software you can work with (ideally with similar functionality) and mention that you are willing to learn on your own expense and initiative to work with all the needed software packages.
16. What do you consider to be the current trends in the area of graphic design?
Obviously, we can not give you an exact answer to this question at this point, as the trends are changing all the time. However, the best thing you can do is to look at the latest designs of the company, recognize the patterns and mention it as a trend. Majority of interviewers like this answer, as it shows that you may suit the company style and environment quite well.
17. Tell me something about your latest design projects.
This is exactly the time to take your working portfolio out of your back and utilize it. When you will speak about your projects, try to speak also about the positive feedback of your customers and creative ideas you have used when designing the thing.
18. Why did you apply for a position of graphic designer in our company?
The second question is similar to the first one, however, it is a little it different. A good answer will be a brand preference – you like their company, or possibly that you are good in designing things they are designing (web sites, t-shirts, anything they do).
You can also mention that you like their company culture or simply that someone recommended this company as a great place to work. Small compliment never hurt anyone.
19. What characterize a great graphic designer?
Job seekers have a tendency to answer this question with the list of their own abilities and skills and employers know that. That’s why it is crucial to choose the right characteristic of great graphic designer at this point. You can name some of the following:
Understanding of what the customer wants, understanding of the needs of the consumers
Patience at work
Attention to detail
Can sometimes now better than the customer what is good for him and is not afraid to consult this.
20. Did you ever work with the media in the capacity of a graphic designer?
Some designers create animated designs or still designs for television. News channels often seek the services of a graphic designer, as they need animated logos. With the modern internet, animated illustrations are also frequently required by the media for their websites or online promotional video material.
21. What products do you have experience with?
Logo design is a frequent job for graphic designers. It’s not advisable to simply list a long history of all the products you’ve ever done. Instead, linger on one or two and demonstrate your expertise by talking about them. For example, say that logos may seem like a job for beginners, but actually they require a fine sense of the current trends and client’s need to be efficient and simple, but memorable.
22. What do you look for while designing a logo?
A logo is the smallest entity that symbolizes a company. It is often treated as a marketing material. Designing a logo for a company demands great observation and creativity. A logo should be designed in such a way that a common man can easily relate it with the company. It should be memorable and eye catching. It should help in growing the company name into a brand. You can also cite examples of your work through your portfolio.