Art Director Interview Questions

Art Directors are highly experienced designers. They might specialize in storyboarding, typography, logo design, web layout design or other visual communication skills. Use these sample interview questions to find the best person for the job.

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High-quality candidates have an impressive portfolio which they can discuss in detail. They’ll be an influential team leader with great strategic-thinking and project-management skills, plus they have awesome interpersonal and communication skills as well as in-depth industry knowledge.

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Art Director interview questions

  • Has your design direction ever helped solve a business problem?
  • What do you plan to do in your first week to learn about our clients?
  • Who are your favorite designers?
  • What product would you like to design or redesign?
  • Do you do any creative projects off-the-clock?
  • How do you keep up-to-date with the latest creative trends and tech? How influenced are you by current trends?
  • What tech do you use every day?
  • What’s the most challenging design project you’ve ever worked on?
  • Tell us about a time you turned a negative situation into a positive one?
  • Have you ever trained or mentored colleagues?
  • How do you update your colleagues and clients about a late deadline?
  • What would you do if your most important client hated your work?
  • Have you ever had to reduce the scope of a project because your team wasn't able to accomplish your original plan? What did you do? 
  • How do you keep your team motivated?
  • Which of our clients are you most excited about working with?

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