17 questions and 22 skills to help you find and hire the perfect Interface Designer

Interface Designer

A two-stage interview process for assessing junior, mid-career, or senior level designers. This process includes an Interface designer interview, and a designer soft skills interview.

Interviews

  1. Designer technical interview
  2. Designer soft skills

Evaluated skills

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Negotiation
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Design
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Planning and organizing
  • Proactivity
  • User Experience Design (UX)
  • Ability To Meet Deadlines
  • Adaptability
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Curiosity
  • Customer Relationship Building
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Leadership
  • Project management
  • Self-Awareness
  • Stress management
  • Web Development
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  1. Designer technical interview

    This interview template is meant for evaluating skills, knowledge, and attributes that are important when working as a designer.

    1. Question #1
      4 minutes
      What is the difference between UX Design and UI Design?
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      1. Design

      Evaluation criteria

      1. UX design involves managing the user journey as they interact with a product or service
      2. UI design focuses on the actual construction of that product or service's interface
    2. Question #2
      4 minutes
      What is your workflow as an interface designer?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. User Experience Design (UX)
      2. User Interface Design

      Evaluation criteria

      1. A familiarity with modern design tools and workflows
    3. Question #3
      5 minutes
      How do you decide the Look & Feel for a project?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Web Design
      2. Design
      3. User Interface Design

      Evaluation criteria

      1. We're looking to see what factors play into their decision making processes when creating look & feels.
    4. Question #4
      5 minutes
      Which of your Interface Design projects are you the proudest of? Why?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Design
      2. User Interface Design

      Evaluation criteria

      1. We're looking for passion, and experience designing and reflection on their design work
    5. Question #5
      10 minutes
      What are some websites and apps whose designs you love? Tell us more about your favorites and why they are your favorites.
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Design
      2. Web Design
      3. Critical Thinking

      Evaluation criteria

      1. Candidate should have easy mental access to a long list of websites and apps draws inspiration from
    6. Question #6
      10 minutes
      Tell us about one product you frequently use. How would you improve its UX?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Design
      2. Critical Thinking
      3. User Experience Design (UX)

      Evaluation criteria

      1. We're looking for active participation in design, and critical thinking.
    7. Question #7
      7 minutes
      Tell us more about a time you were stuck with a project and needed design inspiration. What did you do?
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      1. Creative thinking
      2. Design
      3. Creative Problem-Solving
    8. Question #8
      3 minutes
      Have you worked closely with developers? What part of that experience did you like and not like?
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      1. Communication
      2. Teamwork
      3. Web Development

      Evaluation criteria

      1. We're looking to see how they modify their own process to help specifically, developers.
    9. Question #9
      5 minutes
      Have you worked closely with clients? What part of that experience did you like and not like?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Project management
      2. Web Design

      Evaluation criteria

      1. We're looking to see how they modify their own process to help specifically, the client.
  2. Designer soft skills

    Designer interview focused on soft skills

    1. Question #1
      3 minutes
      If we were to ask your former co-workers about you, what would they tell us?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Self-Awareness

      Evaluation criteria

      1. Determine self awareness, and ability to reflect on past work.
    2. Question #2
      5 minutes
      If you had a dream company to work for, who would it be?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Creative thinking
      2. Proactivity
    3. Question #3
      8 minutes
      Do you prefer to work with a team of Designers or work alone in a project?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Communication
      2. Teamwork

      Evaluation criteria

      1. An articulate and well thought out response to their preferred working environment.
    4. Question #4
      5 minutes
      What if our Creative Director tells you to do something you strongly disagree with? Would you do it anyway?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Communication
      2. Teamwork
      3. Leadership

      Evaluation criteria

      1. They must be able to preform tasks they don't necessarily agree with
      2. At the same time, they must also be willing to present an argument for their position, and accept the response.
    5. Question #5
      8 minutes
      How would you try to convince a client or a team member your option is better?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Communication
      2. Negotiation
      3. Teamwork

      Evaluation criteria

      1. Must be able to present their argument in a constructive manner, and be willing to compromise
    6. Question #6
      8 minutes
      What is more important: delivering an OK project on time or delivering a perfect project after the deadline?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Stress management
      2. Ability To Meet Deadlines

      Evaluation criteria

      1. No right answer, looking for well thought out perspectives on both options
    7. Question #7
      5 minutes
      What resources or training would enhance your work?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Proactivity
      2. Curiosity

      Evaluation criteria

      1. We want to see the candidate actively seeking improvement
    8. Question #8
      5 minutes
      Tell us about a time you took on a task that was out of your regular job duties, due to an emergency. What happened and how did you manage the new task?
      Anchor tag to question
      1. Teamwork
      2. Adaptability
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