Every business organization in this world, whether manufacturing goods or providing services, needs marketing and advertisement to enhance their revenue and sales. Creativity is the essence of marketing goods and services. Assembling ideas and putting them together in the form of a poster, logo or magazine is a tough nut to crack, performed efficiently by a master professional, also known as a Graphics designer.
The role of a graphics designer is huge in scope as almost all business organizations need a professional to take care of their advertisement campaigns by creating influential and impressive posters and logos to market the organization’s produce. In addition to this, a graphics designer is paid handsomely for his or her creativity, artistic skills, and innovation. If you have relevant skills and interests then look no further and start preparing for an interview session, by studying the frequently asked interview questions.
Best 21 Interview Questions To Study
1) How Can You Create An Impressive Advertisement Banner For An Organization?
This question tests your knowledge and understanding of the practical working procedures.
The primary requirement before even initiating a project is a complete as well as an in-depth understanding of the requirements of an organization. Only post this, it is possible to even initiate a project in the right direction. After understanding the requirements, the graphics designer must create an advertising banner to understand the nature and preferences of the target audience and the unique features of the products advertised. In addition to this, I always try to put a small section of the organization’s rich history too, which inculcates a feeling of pride and honesty among the customers of the company, driving higher sales.
2) Explain The Working Of At Least Three Tools Used In Corel Draw 3D.
Being a graphics designer you are ought to use some of the leading designing software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, or Adobe Photoshop. Be ready and prepared for an answer based upon the practical working of such prominent and widely used software that relates to your field.
Sure sir. I would like to explain the most important three tools, which are:
- Crop Tool: This helps a designer to delete and even get rid of some of the unwanted spaces and areas in a fresh document. Further, it can also be used to delete an object which is lying on the intersection. Hence, it helps in deletion of a virtual segment too.
- Ellipse Tool: It is a really important tool, which plays an important role in ensuring the poster or creation designed is lively and effective. It helps to create circles and ellipses.
- Text and Table Tool: An effective and impressive advertisement banner is not only limited to graphics and cartoons or shapes, but also contains a a lot of relevent texts and tables, effectively marketing the unique features and attibutes of a product. A text and table tool, helps a graphics designer to write texts on his or her creation.
3) How Would You Create A Banner In Which I Require You To Sell A Luxury and Expensive Pen?
This is a practical question that is based on live scenarios and situations. This question not only tests your working knowledge but also checks your level of expertise in innovating and designing creative ideas.
Sir, Since I am supposed to sell an expensive luxury pen, it is obvious that this pen would be bought by the wealthy section of the society, who are really active on social media and buy usually using e-commerce sites. Further, a person buying an expensive pen could more or less be a successful businessman or a client-rich working professional. Hence, while making a banner, I would incorporate a middle-aged person, dressed in a suit and tie, and signing on a big business deal using our pen.
4) Design The Logo Of A Website Willing To Sell Live Plants.
This is a practical question that tests your grip and understanding of your core skills and principles. A thoughtful and well-reasoned answer to this question, would not only enhance your selection chances but would also create a positive impression in the minds of your interviewer.
The first thing that comes into everybody’s mind, when they observe a company related to plants, is nature and the color green. However, I am an innovative person and would not use the same. If I ever get this opportunity, I would use a sphere of bright yellow light, representing the sun and a field with plowed lines, representing the plants. In between the sun and the plants, I would mention the abbreviated name of the company. This logo, in my opinion, would give due respect to the mighty sun, without which, no human or plant life is impossible, and also a salute to our mother earth, allowing us to grow some plants, that help us in our livelihood.
5) What Is The Biggest Challenge That You Have Ever Faced At Your Workplace?
This is a personality evaluation question that makes its appearance in several interview sessions held worldwide. Through this question, an interviewer wants to analyze what troubles you or annoys you, so that he or she can better understand and analyze your overall personality and mindset.
Sir, It would be really naive to say, that I have not faced any tough situation in my professional career. I was stuck in a similar situation during my previous stint with ABC Corporation Inc. wherein I was working as a graphics designer in a team setting of 3 team members. I remember it was a time when we had got a big client, and my team was given the task to understand and fulfill, the requirements. It was a shame, that the rest of the team members, got sick and I was the only active member. I was told to work alone and handle all the work pressure. I was bothered in the starting, but I accepted the gauntlet and even was able to finish all the tasks, efficiently.
6) What Motivates You To Work?
It is a common thing of business for an interviewer to ask a question related to your motivational and compelling factors, that push you to work hard and execute those tough business tasks at your workplace. This question can not be generic and must be responded to in an honest way. A genuine reply is always unique and would be really appreciated by your interviewer.
Sir, I am a progressive person who wants to progress and advance in my career by working hard at my workplace. This is the primary motivation that motivates me to work beyond the stipulated working hours and contribute to the organization with all my passion, skills, and zeal. Along with this, I really admire and desire the feeling of getting recognized in the wide spheres of my professional life. Recognition for the work done is the sweetest appreciation in the world and this encourages me to deliver a splendidly perfect performance.
7) What Is Your Major Strength?
You might be having a wide range of strengths, but through this question, an interviewer wants to know your single, major and closest strength. Hence, to effectively answer this question, you are advised to prepare on a list of paper, all the major strengths and then choose that one strength that really defines you.
Sure sir, In my humble opinion, my ability to stay focused and mind my own business even in times of distress and widespread distractions, makes me unique and different from others. This is my biggest strength, which even allows me to make informed and accurate decisions in stressful working conditions.
8) If You Were An Animal What Would You Be?
This is a trending personality evaluating question, that enables an interviewer to understand your aspirations and principles. This question requires special preparation as you would be required to have some knowledge about some positive animals, in relation to their key features and special attributes.
Sir, If the creator of the universe ever gave me a chance to become an animal, I would have chosen to become a honey bee. I am severely impressed by the workaholic nature of this beautiful small creature which works day and night to collect that nectar for its queen. In the same way, I also wish to work with perseverance and hard work for my employer organization. This would not only give me widespread recognition but would also forward my case for promotions.
9) What Advice Would You Like To Extend To Your Fellow Graphics Designers?
This is a tricky interview question that basically requires you to identify the major loopholes in the working of a graphics designer. You are actively required to criticize the working of a designer and have to also suggest ways of improvement.
Sir, to do this, I would like to start with, the first and foremost skill, that is, an efficient understanding of the client’s requirements. I have seen many graphics designers performing and executing their tasks, with a superficial and cosmic knowledge of the client’s real requirements. A bad starting to a project would always yield obnoxious results. Hence, I would suggest all such designers to become detail-oriented and try to have an in-depth understanding of the requirements and expectations of the client before initiating a particular project.
10) Name The Item Of Your Duty That You Hate Performing As A Graphics Designer.
This question requires you to share with your interviewer a task, duty or item, that you really hate to perform and execute while in the profession of a graphics designer. This is a tricky question as you are asked to find loopholes in your profession. To answer this question effectively, find the repetitive things, that you feel are inevitable in your profession.
Sir, I absolutely love my profession and am curious about all the items and subtasks, that are required to be performed in this profession. However, still, there is an item that I really hate in my profession, and that is, making frequent inconsequential changes, which have a minimal or trivial effect on the outcome, but still, they must be done so that the client is satisfied. This, in my opinion, is the only thing, that I really hate and wish to eliminate from my profession.
11) Rate Yourself On A Scale Of One to Five, In Innovation and Creativity.
This is a profession-specific interview question. Innovation and creativity are the two pillars of graphics designing and you are expected to be really a master of these two valuable qualities.
Sure Sir, I believe, a graphics designer can not be successful if he or she is not innovative as well as creative. These are the two most primary and vital aspects. I am lucky to have an efficient understanding of both of them and possess a solid grip. I would rate myself with a 4.8 in both these aspects.
12) Can You Work In Rotational Shifts?
This is a common interview question using which an interviewer wants to know your preference and choice of working in rotational shifts.
Yes sir absolutely, I can work in rotational shifts, even without a fixed off. The primary requirement of such a routine is the presence of supreme physical strength and effective concentration. I maintain both of them by engaging myself in regular physical exercises and meditation for at least three a week.
13) Can You Give Me Five Projects In A Single Day?
This is a tricky personality evaluating question, that must be answered practically and pragmatically.
Sir, I am a person that lays focus and attention on maintaining quality and high standards, at the time of executing a particular project. However, at the same time, I am a team man and a committed employee of the company. If there is any sort of urgency or a similar requirement, I am always there to contribute with all my skills and efforts.
14) Name The Most Effective Advertising Technique.
This question tests your knowledge of the practical working procedures.
Sir, in my humble opinion and based on my experience, the most effective technique is advertisements in print media.
15) Why Should We Hire You?
Through this question, an interviewer wants to know how you can help an organization with your skills and in what ways can you contribute to the client acquisition and enhance the profitability of the company.
Sir, I am a hard-working person who works with commitment and dedication. I always try with my best efforts to achieve the targets allocated to me by the organization in a time-bound manner. I have the ability to understand the expectations of a client completely with my active listening skills. I have a nice grip on the latest and widely followed graphics designing software, through which, I could serve the organization in the best possible fashion, following high standards of work ethics and perseverance.
16) How You Got To Know About Our Vacancy?
It is common for interviewers to ask this question as they generally want to know about the source through which aspirants get the awareness of the job opening. Try to answer this in a genuine and honest manner, as there is nothing technical in it. However, you can always use your innovation to baroque your answer.
Sir, this an esteemed organization, and on the radar of many job aspirants and graphics designers. I was always and will always be interested in working for this organization. However, for this particular job opening, I became aware through the advertisement posted by you, in a leading business daily newspaper.
17) Explain The Importance Of Mobile Phones and Social Media At The Workplace?
This is a tricky interview question that must be answered positively. Try to balance your answer by sharing both pros and cons of using the two items mentioned in the question.
Sir, In my humble opinion, there is no harm in using Mobile phones and social media sites at one’s workplace as long as, these do not hamper the working of a professional. However, mobile phones help you to take good and instant guidance from your seniors, and at the same time, these could be the biggest source of distraction. Similarly, using social media is really important in the life of a graphics designer to become aware of the latest trend.
18) Have You Applied With Our Rivals?
This is a tricky interview question that has the ability to unsettle your body language and give you a fine line of tension. However, always control your emotions and reply in an honest way, as all the interviewers are aware that every candidate applies with a few organizations.
In my honest and genuine reply, Yes sir, I have applied with three more organizations, apart from your esteemed company. I did this purely to enhance my selection chances and increase the probability of getting selected. However, your organization is my number one priority and I wish to be with the company and really looking forward to kicking start.
19) On Which Graphics Designing Software You Have Maximum Proficiency?
This question tests your knowledge and understanding of the various software available in the market that relates to your field.
Sir, There are several graphics designing software available in the market, however, Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw 3D are the most widely followed as well as the most productive software that is used worldwide so as to create effective graphics involving pieces of creations. I am aware of these two and have expert knowledge of them. Further, I have a working knowledge of Blender and Sumo Paint too.
20) Why You Chose Us?
This is a common interview question through which an interviewer wants to check and evaluate your level of seriousness and commitment towards the organization. In order to answer this question effectively, always educate yourself with the brief history of the organization, its profitability, and the nature of working operations. All this information could be accessed from the official website of the organization.
Being a pioneer in the field of marketing and advertisement services, it is no wonder that this esteemed organization has marketed the goods and services of more than 100,000 startups and established business organizations. With operations spread in more than 20 countries, the company is in possession of valuable licenses and trade permits, which further add to its ever-increasing valuation. Like everybody, I also want to be a part of the success story and wish to become a part of the workforce, which is both innovative as well as modern.
21) Do You Have Any Questions For Us?
This is the last question asked by an interviewer in almost all the interview sessions held and organized for different job openings and vacancies. Through this question, an interviewer gives a candidate an opportunity to ask a few questions from him or her, in relation to the organization, the job profile, work timings, etc. This is a wonderful opportunity to clear your doubts and apprehensions, and hence must not be missed or skipped.
- What are the various anti harassament and anti bullying policies implemented by the organization at its workplace?
- Please enumerate the procedure used by the organization in order to calculate paid leaves.
- What are the various health benefits and other similar incentives offered by the company to its employees?
- Please explain the work culture of the company and its work ethics.
- What are the work timings for both morning as well as night shift?
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