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Are you looking for a web designer job and going to an interview soon, but still have no clue about how to prepare for an interview? Are you worried that you will lose out on your dream job because you lack basic interview skills?
Don’t worry! This article provides 21 of the latest essential web designer interview questions and answers. So, you can easily impress the interviewers and land that job smoothly.
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To pass a web design interview smoothly, you should do the following things in advance:
Display your best design projects and showcase your design talents with a striking online design portfolio. And this article shows you how to create perfect web designer portfolios online.
A solid resume will help you get the interview in the first place. Here are 17 best free web designer resume templates and samples to help you create an outstanding web designer resume.
To land a satisfying web design position successfully, it is best for you to firstly define your job requirements and an acceptable web designer salary range in advance. Always remember to write down your requirements in case that you will forget in the future.
You should search for a series of questions that have been frequently asked and prepare the related answers so that you can walk into the interview prepared and confident.
In short, you should always prepare well in advance and practice ahead of time.
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No matter whether you are a web design newbie or expert, these 21 of the essential and frequently asked web designer interview questions and answers are helpful for you:
In an interview, HR usually ask some questions related to your personal information and web design experiences. This makes sense, since they are hiring you for web design and they want to make sure you are qualified and a good fit for their company.
Question 1. Why do you want to be a web designer?/What makes you want to become a web designer?
Answer1: The interviewers often ask this question to see whether you really want and love this job.
So, no matter whether you plan to tell a story or list your reasons, just try to show your passion and love for web design. Moreover, be mindful of maintaining positive body languages.
Please note: It is best to avoid discussing money or something superficial.
Question 2. How do you handle pressure and tight deadlines?
Answer 2: This question is asked to see whether you have your own ways of handling pressure effectively. Living in this fast-paced and high-pressure society, the ability to overcome hardships and handle stressful situations is very important.
Here it is best to illustrate several effective techniques that you use to handle pressure and tight deadlines. An example or two of a situation where you used these techniques is also helpful.
Question3. How long do you plan to stay with us?/How long did you work in the last company?
Answer 3: The interviewers often ask this to test your loyalty to the company.
So, if you’ve worked in the last company for a very long time, OK! Congratulations! They may naturally think you will also be loyal to their company. Of course, you may have changed companies frequently in the past few years. Be sure to have a good reason why. Maybe these were short-term contracts, or you moved. Always be honest but never speak poorly of a previous employer.
If you would rather not discuss a specific company at which you worked but did not have a good experience, simply disregard it from your resume.
Question 4. What is your expected salary range?
Answer 4: This question is one of the must-have questions in the junior web designer interviews. Interviewers just try to know your requirements about their web design position through this question.
If you are a newbie, this question might be difficult for you to answer. It is best for you to research average salaries for new web designers in advance, so you are prepared to answer the question. You want to be careful not to ask for too high a salary- you might not be taken seriously. Too low and it will appear that you lack confidence in your abilities.
The same is true for seasoned designers- be sure to show confidence when you answer this question.
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Since a web designer cannot complete a web/app design independently, he/she will need to collaborate with other designers, product managers and developers. As such, communication, management, and collaboration skills will be assessed in an interview.
Question 5.What was your most challenging design projects? Why was it challenging? How do you deal with it?
Question 6:What’s an example of a project where you disagreed with other designers/developers/clients, and how did you handle it?
Question 7: How would the developers/project managers you’ve worked with describe you?
Answer: These questions are asked to see whether you can communicate and collaborate with others smoothly.
When answering, be sure to highlight your collaboration and communication skills. You should let the interviewers know that you are a team-player who can effectively work through challenges amicably and professionally.
Please note: This is also a good time to mention a design tool that your team has used for better communication and collaboration, such as the handy online design collaboration and handoff tool, Mockplus iDoc. This provides a concrete example of your abilities.
Except some questions that test your web design knowledge and skills. This is always the most important part of the web design interview. So, be prepared.
Question 8: What is a CSS file? What is the purpose of its use?/What is CSS and its purpose?
Answer8: Web designers should also learn and master some basic knowledge about CSS and HTML codes.
So, answer this question knowledgeably.
Please note: Do not try to repeat a definition from Wikipedia or other authorized website/dictionary directly. Otherwise, the interviewers will catch on quickly and think you do not really know your stuff.
For example, you can answer: “CSS stands for ‘Cascading Style Sheet’ and helps define the basic properties of different elements in your web pages, including the colors, sizes, style, etc… ”
Question 9: Is CSS case sensitive?
Answer 9: This is another question about CSS.
You can answer it like this: “No, CSS is not case sensitive. Except for certain font families, image links and other direct references included in the CSS files, most CSS codes are not case sensitive.”
Question 10: For what reason will you use CSS float?/In CSS when will you use CSS float?
Answer 10: It is often used when you want a page element to be published to the right or left and make other elements wrap around it.
Question 11: What is the difference between Html And Xhtml?/ What is the difference between HTML5 and HTML?
Question 12: What’s the difference between HTML elements and tags?
Answers: Such questions mean to test your knowledge about HTML. Stay on point and answer knowledgeably.
Question 13: What tools do you use most when designing a web/app design?
Answer 13: Some companies or design studios will ask this question to test your language and communication skills, as well as to determine if you are familiar with common tools of the trade.
The best approach to answering this question is to discuss common design tools, such as Sketch, Photoshop and Figma, as well as the effective and high-quality design tools, Mockplus (a rapid prototyping tool) and Mockplus iDoc (an all-in-one design collaboration platform for designers and developers to prototype, comment, test, iterate and handoff designs with automatic specs and assets), making them know that you are always open to using any useful tool and you are willing to learn new things at any time.
Related article: 5 Best Web UI Mockup Tools for Free That You Must Try in 2019
Question 14: How do you reduce a page’s loading time?
Answer 14: You can expect one or two questions regarding to troubleshooting issues in real design cases. This question gives you an opportunity to shine and really impress the interviewers.
Regarding the question specifically, there are many ways to minimize website loading times, such as compressing images, removing unnecessary components, using a loading animation, etc.
Please note: It is best to use a real example from a project you have worked on in the past.
Question 15:How do you incorporate current design trends in your work?
Answer 15: This question tests the currency of your skills and whether or not you have a desire to keep learning and updating your skills.
The best way to prepare for this question is to search and read lots of web design trend articles, choose several hot topics and write a good draft of your answer for your interview. Describing your own ideas with good project examples is ideal.
These questions are relevant to the profession and you should know how to answer these clearly and accurately. To save time, we will provide the question only:
Question 16:What is a prompt box?
Question 17:What is the commonly-used languages and platforms for website design?
Question 18:What is external style sheet? How can we link it?
Question 19:How to align pictures so that they are one above the other?
Question 20: What’s the difference between linking to an image, email address and website?
Question21:Explain the difference between a numbered list and a bulleted list.
In short, There are a number of questions an interviewer can ask to test your web design knowledge and skills. No matter what the question is, always keep calm and answer it clearly, succinctly, accurtely and logically.
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If you are a full-stack designer and developer, below are some web developer interview questions in 2019 that you may want to know:
Question 1: What are the responsibilities of a web developer? - Best to answer it with your own thoughts.
Question2: Why are you interested in web development? - Same as above, answer in your own words.
Question3: What do you do when a website stops working? - Draw from your experience to craft an answer with several methods and examples.
Question 4: Have you ever been blamed for something that wasn’t your fault? - Interviewers use this question to determine if you have a team spirit. No matter what your answer is, never try to escape responsibility or indifferently blame others.
Question5: What part of this job are you most excited about? - Tell the truth and describe it with passion.
Question6:What’s hard about coding? -This question will expose your weaknesses from a technical perspective. That’s OK. You will want to discuss very challenging issues and how you tackle them.
Please note: You might encounter similar questions in a web designer interview. And all these clues described above can also help you a lot.
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Below are extra interview tips to help you pass your next interview:
1. Be polite all the time
2. Dress appropriately
3. Be modest, optimistic and confident
When you are self-confident, the others, including the interviewers and HR, will also have confidence in you. Never undervalue yourself.
4. Pay attention to details
No matter whether you will attend a web designer interview and a written test, always pay attention to tiny details.
Overall, no matter whether you are a web designer or developer, these introduced top 21 web designer interview questions and answers will surely can help you succeed in landing your next job.
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