The Definitive Guide To Interviewing a Designer

Your interview process is essential for hiring the right designer for your team. Your interview process should determine whether your candidate’s skills, personality, and experience align with your requirements—it’s how you’ll decide who’s best for the position.

Setting up and conducting interviews may be challenging if you are uncertain about the best skill set for the role that you wish to add to your team. We understand that bringing a designer on your team is a big deal, and we don’t want you to miss out on hiring a talented designer because you were focused on surface-level qualities.

We want you to feel confident as you look for your next designer. This guide will help you with everything you need to know to hire the right one for your social enterprise.

It’s designed to walk you through the process and will help you learn about:

  • How and why a designer’s soft skills play a significant role in their job success
  • What to look for when reviewing design portfolios
  • What a design interview process should look like
  • How to structure interview questions geared toward designers
  • Why you should rethink using design challenges as a way to assess skillset

Remember, your designer will contribute to your organization’s overall progress and success. A thoughtful interview process is a magnet for attracting top talent.