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31 Graphic Design Interview Questions
Question 1 of 31
Tell me about a time when you closed a deal with someone that was unsure about going forth, how did you do? What was the project for?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I was hired to create a logo and for a bow-turning company. After I completed it I was asked to create a website for them in the future. Months had passed without any word, so I created some sample pages to show the client. They were happy with the result and decided to move forward.
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Question 2 of 31
Have you done freelance work before?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Why yes I have done the freelance work on many occasions maybe 150 at least.
2.
I have done one freelance work.
3.
I have done one freelance work.
4.
Yes, I have. Westmed Ambulance was my latest client.
Question 3 of 31
Do you find CSS to being superior or inferior?
User-Submitted Answers
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CSS is superior because it does the layout of a website.
2.
I think it is inferior. I mostly work with cs5 and cs6
3.
I think it is inferior. I mostly work with cs5 and cs6
4.
Superior - there are endless possibilities with it. You can even animate with it!
5.
I'm new to web design, but from what I know, its best for creating beautiful, dynamic web pages.
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I find that its superior to the table system.
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CSS is undoubtedly very useful for website design.
8.
Superior or inferior to what? It's a coding language used with practically every website these days, mainly to set the style of a website.
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It provides a way to ensure that coding is done correctly and efficiently.
Question 4 of 31
How much bleed do you normally have on your layouts?
User-Submitted Answers
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Usually it depends on the printer and his press and the project, around one sixteenth to one eight of an inch sometimes one quarter inch.
2.
Its depends on the design and the requirement. Normally .5 inch for a4 size brochure.
3.
1/8 of an inch is pretty standard, although I'm always in contact with the printer, so I check with them before sending the file.
Question 5 of 31
What is your preferred software for creating these designs?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Coreldraw 90%, Photoshop 10%
2.
A mixture of photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver, and wordpress.
3.
QuarkXPress has merit for certain applications, but I prefer InDesign overall.
4.
I like using Adobe Creative Suite.
5.
The Adobe creative suite, Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
Question 6 of 31
Have you ever gotten tired of creating new designs?
User-Submitted Answers
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There have been some times when I needed a break in creating something new to recharge and see a different perspective.
2.
No, i'm very much interested new work and new clients. I want create something new and fresh.
3.
Never! I love creating new things!
4.
No, it is my passion do make new creations hence I enjoy it at every given opportunity.
5.
Absolutely No coz I Love to create new designs and its my passion.
6.
No, I love creating things which I wish existed or which other people wish existed.
7.
No, but there will always be pressure of meeting deadlines.
Question 7 of 31
When creating graphics, what do you think is the most important aspect, planning, design, or implementation?
User-Submitted Answers
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All three are crucial but planning is the most important.
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All of them. Particularly the design process is the most impartant.
3.
Planning, design and implementation for equal.
4.
Planning, without a doubt.
5.
All of the above. If you're missing any one of those parts of the formula it can mess up the rest of the design. You want to make sure it's consistent in all parts.
Question 8 of 31
What is your experience with CSS?
User-Submitted Answers
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When I have to create a webpage layout I use CSS frequently.
2.
Nearly 10 years of experience with CSS.
3.
I have well experience in Photoshop, Ilustrator, Lightroom.
4.
I have about 2 years experience so far. I can create layouts, layers, animations, edit colors, edit dimensions and many many other things. There's so many possiblities!
5.
I have used it to create web pages in Dreamweaver.
6.
3 yrs.
Question 9 of 31
What is a blueline?
User-Submitted Answers
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An inexpensive photo proof where the colors are typically shown in one color, typically blue.
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The final proof before the actual press run. It includes all the images at actual resolution, but everything is printed out in one color--blue.
3.
Photographic proof from negatives where all colors are shown in blue.
Question 10 of 31
What's the difference between the gripped edge and the deckle of paper stock?
User-Submitted Answers
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Gripped edge is where the press holds the paper, deckle edge is the ragged edge of paper before it is cut.
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Gripped edge is where the press holds the paper, deckle edge is the ragged edge of paper before it is cut.
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The gripped edge is the side of the paper which is held by the printing press, the deckle is the edge or side of the paper which is the "outside"
4.
Gripped edge is where press holds the paper. Deckle of paper stoc has rough edges that are uncut.
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Gripped edge is where the machine holds and guides the paper through the printer. It is non-printing and will always appear blank.
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The gripped edge is the side of the paper which is held by the printing press. the deckle is the edge or side of the paper which is the "outside" edge.

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Question 11 of 31
What's the difference between rich black and auto black?
User-Submitted Answers
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Rich block is 100% in CMYK, auto black is CMY is 0 and black is 100%
2.
Rich black, in printing, is an ink mixture of solid black over one or more of the other CMYK colors, resulting in a darker tone than black ink alone generates in a printing process.
3.
Rich black is used when you have a large area to cover. Auto black is used for smaller elements such as text and little areas. Rich black is "blacker than black" and uses different RGB combinations to achieve a darker look, whereas auto black is only 100% black.
4.
Rich black includes a mix of hues in addition to 100K. Auto black may be either 100K or rich, depending on the software's default settings. It's always important to check out what that is. I prefer to always work on a screen with the settings displaying the actual black.
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Rich Black has a combination of Cyan Magenta Yellow and Black and the auto black only contains 100% black. Rich black is darker that autoblack and is used to cover design that has multiple color layers to avoid black transparency.
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Plain black is just 100% plain black ink (K=100); rich black is a combination of inks to create the black (C=63,M=52,Y=51,K=100)
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Rich black is made up of more than one color usually a percentage of each color CMYK which produces a richer black than auto black which is only black ink.
Question 12 of 31
What processes do you find most difficult in creating a new design?
User-Submitted Answers
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To explain, our plan to the client.
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The initial creation phase. It's hard to narrow down ideas to decide on one main design that will successfully represent your brand/design look you're trying to achieve.
3.
Deciding between the better of two positives.
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Brainstorming in logo creation.
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The most difficult part would have to be the design process. With that being said, it is also my favorite part. It great to see all of your ideas distilled down into an effective design.
Question 13 of 31
How many points are in an inch?
Question 14 of 31
What do you do when a client wants a reverse ad?
User-Submitted Answers
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Explain the advantages and disadvantages of reverse ad, then plan how simple reverse design to deliver.
2.
Explain that reverse type is harder to read in large quantities.
3.
Help them achieve their goal. I would suggest things that would make their campaign successful, be it reserve advertising. Ultimately it's the client's decision what direction they want to go. My job is to help them reach their destination successfully. Make sure they're confident in their brand and willing to take the risk.
4.
Explain that reverse type is harder to read in large quantities. I would suggest that the copy be kept to a minimum of under several paragraphs and that a heaver than normal, sans serif font be used for all type below 14 pt. And avoid thin script styles at any size.
5.
I suggest to reduce the amount of paragraphs and avoid the use of scripted and thin fonts.
Question 15 of 31
How long does a typical project take you to create from sketch to finish?
User-Submitted Answers
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Depending on the kind of project, I will say from 2hours to 8 hours.
2.
It depends on the complexity of the project. A simple logo design takes about 1 week. An entire brand and website design can take up to a couple of months.
3.
About 2 hours per page for concept and 1 to 2 hours per page for the electronic comp, depending on the amount of text.
Question 16 of 31
Who is your favorite designer?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Sarah from Salted Ink. I love her clean, fresh designs that stand out without being too overdone and in your face.
2.
I love logo design, so my answer would have to be Paul Rand.
Question 17 of 31
Which process of a project creation do you enjoy the most?
User-Submitted Answers
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Seeing it all come together. I love looking back on a project and thinking, "wow, I created that!"
2.
Electronic set up of the comp, laying out the pages, and including placeholders, and of course, seeing that comp come out of the printer a sparkling design.
Question 18 of 31
Who is your favorite super hero?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
In film kamal hasan, in personal my dad.
2.
Superman. He's humble, self-sufficient, and never once blamed his upbringings for any failure he may have had in life.
Question 19 of 31
Why should our small firm hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
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Because I'm a hard worker that loves to innovate and gives 110% to guarantee all projects are finished and admire by the customers.
2.
I genuinely love to collaborate, learn, and design. I strive for perfection in everything I do to ensure that each project I create is done to best of my abilities.
Question 20 of 31
After landing your new job, will you redesign Mock Question's plain boring website for me?? Please?
User-Submitted Answers
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If that's what you want, sure! Personally, I think the design you have is working wonderfully! It's simple and straight to the point.
Question 21 of 31
What do you enjoy designing graphics for the most? Example would be, for advertisements, for websites, video games, etc.
User-Submitted Answers
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Advertisement and websites.
Question 22 of 31
What method of design do you use most frequently, tables, css, or standards?
User-Submitted Answers
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Standard css with clean desgin.
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I typically use css for design. It allows for the most versatile creations and gives you endless creative freedom.
Question 23 of 31
When designing print jobs what file format would you use for photos?
User-Submitted Answers
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PSD TIFF. EPS. JPG or PDF
Question 24 of 31
Is Avant Garde Serif or Sans?
Question 25 of 31
Do you enjoy comics?
Question 26 of 31
When working with flash, what is a reasonable timeframe for a leaderboard banner?
User-Submitted Answers
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I guess 1 hour but I am not a Flash user.
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I'm not working with flash.
3.
Around 10 seconds for each frame.
Question 27 of 31
When is eye catching, too much?
User-Submitted Answers
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When the selection of fonts and colors are so varied than distract from there main idea of the design.
2.
When its already out of the concept.
3.
Clean design - without too much content and images. Simple Picture or Vector Image.
4.
When it's too busy, there's too many colors, too bright, or offensive. Eye catching shouldn't mean in-your-face.
5.
When It detracts from the message. Your work may aesthetically be incredible, but it has to effectively communicate the message.
Question 28 of 31
How familiar are you with Adobe's product line?
User-Submitted Answers
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Some Familiar, mostly the ones used for print production.
2.
Adobe Photoshop - 80%, Illustrator - 35%, Dreamweaver - 60%, Premier - 40%
3.
Extremely familiar. I've taken the time to learn 7 of them so far but I'm always willing to learn more!
Question 29 of 31
Have you worked on a project as part of a team? How did it turn out? What parts did you contribute?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes. Magazine design. Turn out very well. I contributed in the design of the layout and cover pages.
2.
In my freelance website project. I have worked for css correction. Finally it went beautiful output.
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At my current job I'm in charge heading monthly meetings to track different aspects of our company. I contribute to 5 of the 6 topics in question. I always make sure my research is thorough, my presentations are laid out effectively and I give everybody as detailed a breakdown as I can. I ALWAYS make sure I'm able to meet the deadlines and I'm willing to help others if they aren't able to complete their aspects in time.
Question 30 of 31
Tell me your process of taking a project from initial sketch to the final product?
User-Submitted Answers
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Research the customers webpage to understand the feeling of their products. Start brainstorming of ideas. Create various concepts and present them to the costumers. Once one of the concepts are selected, finish the design and send to the client for final approval.
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Quote - Planning - Designing - Implementing.
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At first understand core Concept or requirement of software.
4.
After I create the sketch (depending what the sketch is for) I typically go right into photoshop to create a mockup to send to the client or the initial design. Once I get the go-ahead, I go into wordpress and begin building it from the ground up, making sure the final project is verbatim to the initial design to please the client as much as possible.
Question 31 of 31
Tell me the biggest freelance job you've done?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Logo design work for Australian company.
2.
Creating my own brand. I built my website, portfolio website, graphics, and following from the ground up, teaching myself as I went. It's always a work in progress and takes a lot of time to maintain but it's so worth it!

About Graphic Design

September 14th, 2017

A career in graphic design is very versatile. With a degree in graphic design, you can work as a graphic designer, web designer, creative director, film and video editor, marketing manager, art director, multimedia artist, product designer, animator, and more. Graphic design professionals are in huge demand today across various industries.
A bachelor's degree in graphic design, visual arts or a related field is the minimum educational qualification required for this role. You must be highly creative and artistic if you wish to pursue a career in graphic design. Outstanding visual, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this role. You must also have the time-management, and organizational skills to be able to work independently and meet deadlines.
Two of the most crucial requirements for a successful interview are an impressive portfolio and the ability to answer all questions convincingly. Your portfolio should comprise of some of your most outstanding work along with a description of the client's specifications and how you executed the final work. In addition, your replies to the interview questions must reflect your passion for graphic design as well as your skills and talent in the field. Do you have convincing enough answers to questions about your abilities, strengths, and weaknesses or about your short or long term career goals? To get some help with answering challenging interview questions, go to Mock Questions.

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