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Job title :Graphic Designer

Introduction about the Graphic Designer : Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Job Tasks : Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts. Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type. Confer with clients to discuss and determine layout design. Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites. Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed. Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with clients or supervisors and making necessary changes. Use computer software to generate new images. Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for client or supervisor. Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.Mark up, paste, and assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for printer.Prepare notes and instructions for workers who assemble and prepare final layouts for printing.Draw and print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer. Study illustrations and photographs to plan presentation of materials, products, or services. Research new software or design concepts.Produce still and animated graphics for on-air and taped portions of television news broadcasts, using electronic video equipment. Photograph layouts, using camera, to make layout prints for supervisors or clients.Develop negatives and prints to produce layout photographs, using negative and print developing equipment and tools.

Questions being asked in the interview :

1. Why did you decide for a career of graphic designer?
Ans.Exceptional graphic designers are always driven by passion, creativity and love. This job is good. We all know it. Clean working environment, different projects all the time, exceptional salary.

2. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Ans. Let me list the strengths of graphic designers right now. You can pick few for your answer : Creativeness, ability to understand the needs and desires of various people and transform it into final design works, analytical thinking, detail oriented personality, ability to teamwork, patience and perseverance and drawing and other artistic abilities,

3. What kind of design projects are you interested in?
Ans.Each of us has some interests. While someone loves webdesign, someone else is into designing clothes, or buildings. Some guys may love to be involved in product management, having a role of designers and taking care of all the project in its complexity.

4. Name all software products you can work with. How long have you been working with it. What do you like about this and that program?
Ans.Quality is what matters, not quantity. After all, there’s no need to work with ten alternatives of CAD, if AutoCAD is the best one. Of course, you can prefer another program… But anyway, it makes no sense to talk about working with three or four products with the same functionality.

         On the top of that, if you mention too many programs, recruiters can easily get a feeling that you are not persistent and aren’t very skilled with one software, but know a little of many. That would not be good. So, you should name some programs, but not too many. Focus on the advantages you saw while working with each program.

5. What do you want to accomplish on this position?
Most people do not have any goals in their job. They simply go to work, do what is expected of them (and nothing more) and wait for the paycheck at the end of the month… However, you will have to present different attitudes and expectations in an interview, if you want to succeed.

6. What kinds of print media have you worked with?
Bring examples of your past print work for the employer to see. Since this is print we’re talking about, it makes an even bigger impression if you have actual, physical examples that the employer can touch, hold and possibly even keep for themselves. 

7.  What have you done to improve your knowledge of graphic design?
You might want to pepper in some future ideas in your responses. If you have plans to take a class in the future or if there’s a design book you’ve had your eye on, use this to demonstrate to the employer that you’re still taking steps to improve yourself.

8. What do you know about our company/brand?
Employers are looking to work with designers who want to work with them, so if there’s something about the company that you particularly like, now is the time to say so. Demonstrating that you share the same values as the brand helps you to look like the best candidate for the job.

9. What qualities do you consider necessary for a good designer?
Everybody has their own opinion on what makes a good designer, and your opinion on the subject can give potential employers some insight on how you operate. That’s because the qualities you describe are going to be ones that you either already have or aspire to become better at.

10. What have you learned from your mistakes as a graphic designer?
Be prepared with examples from your career that demonstrate your ability to bounce back from a mistake—without making you look like a total doofus.

(Written on: 16.10.2015)

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