Design director Interview Questions
326Design Director interview questions shared by candidates
Only question asked in our now 8 minute call was " How do you handle CONFLICT both inside the firm as well as with the clients? " THIS WAS THE OPENING QUESTION FROM A CREATIVE/ TECHNICAL FIRM? So after I stated I had heard the same first question from another Seattle leading design firm I concluded that coffee and cloud cover make for less than happy work environments in Seattle. Creative, pressure cooker environments are my playground but this is NOT the first question I would ask of my new hires. Total turn off and a super red flag that you will be swimming with nasty sharks in and out of the office. Creativity is not fruitful when the charge is all negative surrounding the teams.1 Answers
I think there is an issue with firms that allow their "enfants terrible" to get away with disrespecting and abusing the team members. Same goes with clients who abuse their consultants. If mutual respect is absent then outcome is compromised. Brilliance, creativity, collaboration cannot come from a place of derision or snobbery. Maybe the Steve Jobs of this world sowed the seeds of this behavior but is that a work ethic I need or want to accept? No.Too much of one's creative spirit goes into these kinds of firms to be self flagellating at the hands of malfunctioning office morale. Going to work, sitting in meetings and presenting high dollar concepts amidst hissing and spitting contributors means high attrition and high stress. Business is about relationships and Teague seems to have lost their viewpoint here. Was a Wild Card for me but thought it would be a fun challenge. Nothing FUN about this at all. Less
what makes a good design?2 Answers
really???? come on...
That's such a broad question, like what other aspects are involved? Are we assuming ideal situation where you have all the time in the world? Are we talking about technical design choices, preventing anti-patterns, optimizing code to save computation/ space and scalable solutions? Or do they value maintainability and/or good self-evident code documentation? It really depends on what the company prioritizes... Less
Can you use your rare ability to draw and create art to make a gift portrait for the Vice president of the United State and his wife?1 Answers
Yes! I had been hoping for an opportnity to participate directly toward the Obama Presidency and this was the opportunity. I did a full color painting of him, his wife and several Sesame Street Muppets. They were thrilled when our FOunder and CEO presented the painting to them. Less
Why would people come if I try to hire them into Maxlinear.1 Answers
Because they have followed before.