Questions to ask at a graphic design interview Ep41/45 [Beginners guide to Graphic Design]


– Hello and welcome to this
beginner’s guide series to graphic design, from
what graphic design is, skills to be a graphic
designer, design theory, education you need, equipment you need, to the graphic design
portfolio, and interview advice. This series is for anyone at any level. So if you’re interested in graphic design, and considering becoming
a graphic designer, then join me as I discuss this series of graphic design topics. (upbeat music) Now at the end of a
graphic design interview, you will always be asked if you
have any questions for them. At a graphic design interview, it’s not just about findin’
out if you’re right for them. It’s also about finding out
if they are right for you. This is a great opportunity, for you to demonstrate you are pro-active and have a genuine
interest in their agency, and the role on offer. From my experience, I would
expect you have a least six or more good questions
ready to ask them. Now I recommend six or more,
because some of the questions may get answered during the interview. So you made need a few extra. So in this video, I’m going
to list a bunch of questions you can consider asking an agency at the end of an interview. So typically, you will
want to ask questions about the agency, the
role you’re applying for, and questions about career
prospects within the agency. So for this video, I
have broken the questions into three categories, agency questions, job role questions, and
career prospect questions. In this video, I’m going
to list 10 questions for each category. If you’d like to take a
closer look at this list I’m about to give, you can
find them in the pdf document that accompanies this video series. Download link is in the description. So first I’m going to list
some of the agency questions you might want to ask. So agency questions. What are the factors
that really drive results for this agency? What clients are the agency
looking to get in future? What team-building programs do you have? How does the team work
together, is it collaborative, or more instructional? How much time is typically
allocated to a design brief? How often do you pitch
for new work and clients? What does the agency
pride itself on the most? How would you describe how
creative decision making gets done at this agency? What is this agency most passionate about? What are the common attributes
of your top performers? So try and ask questions
that show genuine interest in the present and the
future of the company. Your questions will say a lot about you. By asking these questions,
you can get a good idea if it is a good agency
you want to work for. So those are some agency questions to ask. So next we have job role questions. So the type of role questions
you can ask could be, what are you looking for in the candidate? What are the main skills you’re looking for in the candidate? Who will the candidate be
working with and reporting to? What sort of work will be
expected of this candidate? Will this role involve
dealing with clients? What responsibilities are involved? How many projects will I
typically be workin’ on? What level of creative
freedom will there be? What’s the worst thing about working here? What do you see as the biggest challenge for this new candidate? So try and ask questions
that show genuine interest in the role and give you a better picture of what is required. By asking these questions,
you can get a good idea if the role is right for you. So finally we have career
prospect questions. So the type of career
prospect questions to ask would be, are there
opportunities available for me to develop my skills? Do you offer training opportunities? Will I get to learn from senior designers? What are the opportunities to progress? If a designer works well, do you consider them for promotion? If the candidate progresses as you like, what would be the next
step in this agency? If I get the job, how
do I earn a gold star on my performance review? What criteria will be used
to assess my performance? What have previous designers go on to do? After everything you have seen and heard, do you see me as a good
fit for this agency? So try and ask questions
that show genuine interest to learn and develop in the agency. By asking these questions, you can see if there
is any career prospects within the agency, which
could be a deciding factor whether you wish to
take on the role or not. So those are some of the questions you can consider asking at interview. If you’d like to take a
closer look at the lists discussed in this video, you can find them in the pdf document that
accompanies this video series. Download link is in the description. So what questions have you asked in a graphic design interview? Do you have any other good questions? Be sure to share them
in the comments below. Well I hope you enjoyed this video. If you did, hit the like
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me on Twitter @TastyTuts. So after taking the time to
prepare your presentation, and all your questions, next you will have to
attend the interview. It’s make or break time. In the next video, I’m going to talk about the graphic design interview, discuss my experience, and offer some tips you can keep in mind for when
you attend your interview. So see you in the next video. (upbeat music)

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