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The Most Important Question To Ask When Interviewing Graphic Designers

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Is your company looking for a rebrand, launching a product, or seeking a new form of visual communication? Sounds like you are in the market for a Graphic Designer!

What to look for

Our Director of FullTime Recruitment, Jesse Kleinow, looks for “Graphic Designers with excellent Adobe Create Suite skills with emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as experience with color theory, layout, typography, and should know modern trends of design.” He notes that having knowledge of Dreamweaver is a plus, but this also depends on the responsibilities of the role. Depending on your company’s needs, candidate experience can range anywhere from a degree to 2 or more years at an agency for entry level and increasing for higher positions. All Graphic Design candidates must be able to work in a fast-paced environment as changes and new projects are going to come up at any organization.

What to ask

To dig deeper into their experience, and find out if this Graphic Designer is the perfect candidate for your company, Jesse recommends asking: “What specific projects have you done in the past and was it consumer facing or internal?”By asking this question you’ll gain an in-depth look at their experience, and a deeper understanding of their design aesthetic and who they have in mind when they design. Want to add an incredible Graphic Designer to your team? Contact 24 Seven Talent to find the perfect candidate for your needs in our database.