Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Graphic Designer

January 08, 2022    Reading Time: 3 Minutes

As a graphic designer, I know that some people are just more comfortable with the graphic design process than others. It can feel overwhelming to find someone you trust to create your logo or website graphics. To help make this easier for you, we have put together questions you should ask when interviewing graphic designers so that you can determine if they are right for your project!

How much graphic design experience do you have?

This question is important to ask because you want to make sure that the graphic designer you hire has a lot of experience. Graphic design is an ever-evolving field, so you’ll want someone who is up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques.

Can you show me some of your previous work?

It’s always helpful to see examples of a graphic designer’s previous work. This will give you a good idea of their style and what they are capable of creating.

Will you have any ideas for my project?

A graphic designer who is experienced in branding and marketing will be able to come up with some great ideas for your project, even if you don’t have a specific vision in mind.

What software do you use?

Graphic designers often use different software to create their designs. By asking this question, you can ensure that the graphic designer you hire is comfortable working with the software that you plan to use.

How would you go about designing this project?

This question will help you get an idea of how the graphic designer plans to approach your graphic design project. You can use this information to determine if they are the right graphic designer for your needs.

How long will it take you to complete my graphic design project?

The time needed for a graphic designer’s work varies widely depending on the type of graphic, their experience level and how much research is involved in completing the job. Ask this question early in the interview process so that there are no surprises later!

Do you have any questions about our company or what I’m looking for?

This question shows your potential graphic designer that you want them to be engaged with your project from start to finish. It also gives them an opportunity to ask any questions before starting work on your graphic design contract.

How can I best communicate with you?

This question will help you determine how the graphic designer likes to be communicated. Find out if they prefer phone calls, email or text messages so that your graphic design process is pleasant and run smoothly!

What are your fees for graphic design services?

Before interviewing graphic designers for this project, make sure that you know what their fees are. You can also find out if they charge for consultations or revisions so that you have an idea of how much graphic design services cost!

Will I own the graphic designs after the project is complete?

You don’t want to hire a graphic designer who doesn’t give you full ownership of your graphic designs! Make sure that you know what rights graphic designers are giving up before starting to work on your project.

How do you feel about working with feedback?

Some graphic designers are more receptive to feedback than others. Find out how the graphic designer you’re interviewing handles feedback so that you can be sure they will be able to handle your design project effectively!

Can we meet in person or over the phone?

By meeting graphic designers in person or over the phone, you can get a better idea of their personality and how they work. You’ll also be able to determine if graphic design services are right for your project!

Do I need to sign anything before we start?

Make sure that you know what forms graphic designers will ask you to sign before starting your project! This will help you avoid any surprises down the road.

Are you comfortable working with a tight deadline?

Some graphic designers are more comfortable working with tight deadlines than others. Find out how the graphic designer you’re interviewing handles last minute changes or time-sensitive projects.

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Written by Shawn Hooghkirk on January 08, 2022

Last updated on January 05, 2022. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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