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Top 20 Art Director Interview Questions
Question 1 of 22
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
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Question 1 of 22
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I keep a daytimer/planner.
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Delegate responsibilites to team and keep track of project by creating checkpoints to make sure everyone is on time and on budget.
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I make a fixated schedule and make sure that there is a balance between working and breaks so everyone could stay on track without straying due to fatigue.
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I use a combination of excel, email reminders and calendar to track all the projects.
Question 2 of 22
What excites you the most about a career as an art director?
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Sharing creative vision with Junior designers to excite them about a project has always been a highlight of being a Senior Designer. Taking responsibility and leadership feels like a natural next step in my career in the fashion industry.
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I not only get to share my artistic vision, but I get to inspire and encourage those, who gave up on art as they don't think they are worthy enough for it, to reach their goals and achieve their dreams as art is free and is self-expression rather than a competition.
Question 3 of 22
What do you like about our current artistic style, with our company?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Illustrative and fun. Lots of character storytelling.
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I like the fact that your company is unique and very versatile.
Question 4 of 22
What changes would you want to immediately make as director?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I don't believe making immediate changes are necessary. I have to see how things run and operate and how the team works then I can suggest possible avenues of change that would benefit the brand and excite the consumer.
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I would make sure my co-workers do their work seriously such as not turning in lazy designs when I know they have more potential than that.
Question 5 of 22
Tell me about a client dispute you've dealt with, and how you handled it.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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When concerns with a client arise I find it is best to reach out in person / verbally and discuss the issues and possible resolutions. Being a good listener is sometimes the rest way to solve a problem.
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A client didn't like our design and I have no choice but to abide by their requests. Since our views were different, rather than fighting against them, I adapt to the situation and view things from their point of view. I added a few suggestions that may improve their design and in the end we were able to work smoothly.
Question 6 of 22
Why do you want a career as an art director?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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To try something new to challenge me and help me grow.
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To inspire and lead a team with my creativity and drive.
3.
I want to contribute my vision of art and talent to inspire others along with guiding them to their own artistic journey.
Question 7 of 22
Why should we hire you?
Question 8 of 22
Where do yourself in ten years?
Question 9 of 22
What are your hobbies?
Question 10 of 22
How do you manage your time?
Question 11 of 22
What motivates you?
Question 12 of 22
How would you handle a staff member, who was clearly under performing?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Take them out of the office environment and have a chat about what is that excites them out of work. Listen to any issues they may be struggling with at work. Maybe find a way delegate work more suited to their creative interests. Perhaps take a look at company culture to see if people are overworked and create a fun field trip to reset morale.
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I would sit down and have a talk with them to see what is wrong and what is affecting their performance. I am also here to support them.
Question 13 of 22
What would you do if a project was late?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Ask everyone on board to be all hands on deck. If still not possible to meet deadline call client and express the ideas for managing the outcome of the late project.
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I would personally apologize to our client and negotiate for an extension. My team and I would pull all-nighters to get the job done.
Question 14 of 22
What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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On location photo shoots are usually very time sensitive and it's important to keep everyone on the same page and working efficiently. Handling a miscommunication on a shoot and having a stylist go to creative director with unnecessary questions was a concern for director.
2.
I did not face any particular challenges or problems. I just want to advance further into this field.
Question 15 of 22
What was your greatest accomplishment as an art director?
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Haven't been in this role but I believe it would be getting the respect of those who worked with me on a project we all contributed to and succeeded in.
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My greatest accomplishment was being able to work well with my team. This does not necessarily mean that we have the same ideals, but we all are compatible with each other and are open-minded and respect each others artistic styles.
Question 16 of 22
What was your biggest disappointment as an art director?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Have not been in this role yet. I would assume a project not meeting it's required level of production would be disappointing but also a learning experience for the next project ahead.
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My biggest disappointed as an art director would be a few arrogant co-workers. Although I am an art director I do not see myself in a position higher than the others as that would be called a glorified manager. So it disappoints me when a few people see art as a black and white area and that one needs to be better or right.
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Not currently art director but I do know they are responsible for decisions, good or bad.
Question 17 of 22
Have you ever had to fire anyone? How did you feel about that?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Never I am a gentle person it hard for me to be rude with people.
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I've never fired anyone before. Everyone was easy and great to work with and we all respect and understood each other.
Question 18 of 22
Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Every day there are moments for quick decisions especially during print days and there are dicrepencies with ad copy. I discuss the situation with the appropriate people and email the dcision.
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Flooding pipe burst, had kids call front office while I found shut off valve.
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Was instructed not to complete any projects that did not come in through our automated system while Director was out of town. Brand manager came in with last minute request necessary for a sales pitch. I decided it was important to completed the project and followed up with my director to let him know what was going on in the office.
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There were difficulties on set where our prop designs were damaged while arriving to the shoot. We had to make do with whatever we had to cover up the damages as best as we could and edit out the rest later.
Question 19 of 22
As an Art Director, what do you believe is your best asset?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Analytical and creative thinking simultaneosly.
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The ability to help designers create well marketed and designed material.
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Being able to multi-task and lead in a creative and calm manner.
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As an Art Director, I believe that my best asset is my open-mindedness. As an Art Director, my job is to guide the individual through their artistic journey so I'd give them some advice and suggestions and constructive criticism, but I wouldn't push my ideals onto them.
Question 20 of 22
Describe the most creative work related project you completed.
User Submitted Interview Answers
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My team and I not only got to design the background and props for a new film, but we were also able to contribute to the film's storyboard.
2.
Working on a project for a major department store.
3.
We designed skateboard decks as trophy's for our sales meeting to hand out to reps who excelled in certain markers. All designers were given freedom to execute them and style.
Question 21 of 22
Do you have any writing experience?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Having worked with outside sources and overseas production I have written and communicated through many emails to get across many creative ideas and solutions. Also some personal writing through blogs and personal projects.
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Yes, I've written several short stories about my life, fantasy, fiction, and so on.
Question 22 of 22
Are you actively interviewing with other facilities or hospitals?
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