Graphic Designer Interview Questions

Graphic Designers create outstanding visuals for your company. Use these sample interview questions to find the best person for the job.

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Your ideal Graphic Designer is creative with awesome tech skills. They’re team-players who can keep a cool head under pressure and have awesome communication and presentation skills.

Top tips: 

  • Check their portfolio: Make sure your candidate’s work fits your company goals by closely reviewing their portfolio. Look out for candidates who curate relevant work samples specifically for the interview.
  • Grow together: Hire candidates you can grow with by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.

Graphic Designer interview questions

  • How do you create relevant work for a broad range of clients?
  • How comfortable are you with short deadlines?
  • How do you keep up-to-date with new design tech and trends?
  • How much presentation experience do you have?
  • Have you ever represented your agency at a client meeting? What happened?
  • How would you help a brand to evolve over time? 
  • How do you stay motivated designing for the same brand?
  • How do you make sure a brand stands out to different audiences?
  • How much presentation experience do you have?
  • How would you get acclimated your first week at work?
  • What was your role on this project?
  • What were your time-scales for this piece?
  • How well did you get on with your team?
  • What is your portfolio highlight?
  • What images/copy/guidelines were you given to start this project? How did you begin?
  • How do you define success?
  • Who are your design heroes?
  • How do you stay up-to-date on the latest design tech and trends?
  • Who would be your dream brand to work with?
  • How do you prepare client/stakeholder presentations?
  • How do you respond to negative feedback from clients?
  • How do you start and finish a project? 
  • Tell us about your biggest design challenge and how you overcame it.
  • What’s your fave design work: print or digital? How do you transition between the two?
  • How do you prepare your work for production?
  • How do you make sure you hit tight deadlines?

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