What's your process for hiring designers?

over 3 years ago from A Paul, Lead Designer

  • Andrew C, over 3 years ago

    I know there are predatory companies out there, but wholesale dismissal of providing a work sample by designers comes across as special treatment to the other positions on a team. PMs do teardowns, and engineers do coding exercises when applying for good jobs. Designers should provide proof, too.

    If you worry about the project being asked of you I suggest bringing it up and proposing an alt. How the company responds will tell you everything you need to know about working there.

    This approach generally works better than the alternatives, too. Intelligence, work history, work ethic, and attitude are indicators of success for a candidate. A small exercise is a good proxy for some of these and collects facts about a candidate. Great for building teams based on behaviour and not opinion or magic questions.

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