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when looking to hire a Graphic Designer with not a lot of experience, the first thing I look for is examples of a deep interest in Graphic Design; in other words, how well will you get references to visual imagery (early Peter Savillve, Saul Bass, Blade Runner). Part of the reason is that I've had designers who did ok work but no shared visual vocabulary (to ...


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I think it's important to have a visually striking and well organized resume when applying for graphic design positions. The hiring managers who look at a resume seeking a graphic designer will pay attention to your typography and composition or layout. If you put yourself in their shoes, you'd probably want to see impeccable design and a clean layout that ...


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I've been tasked with designing a viral campaign You don't design a viral campaign. You design a good campaign, and then you hope it becomes popular enough that it's shared virally. So, the best you can do is design a good campaign that is tailored to the demographic you are after, make it easy for them to share, and then cross your fingers. Now, if ...


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This is by no means objective research, and I haven't ever made a viral campaign. But I do follow the industry and I do participate on the Internet, so here are some elements of viral things to consider based on personal experience: Humor Things that are genuinely funny tend to spread. Of course humor is always debatable, but the original Old Spice viral ...


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It can be very stressful, but that depends on your workplace and the expectations placed upon you. If you work for a company marketing department that has a constant flow of lead-gen driven deadlines, you can often feel the brunt of that. Reason is that the designer is usually the last person to work on something before it goes out the door (ads, email ...


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It's mentally demanding. That can be stressful at times. On the flip side, a career that doesn't challenge you mentally can also be stressful. All jobs can be stressful. It depends on your definition of stress, the particularities of your position, your coworkers, your clients, your company, your boss, your salary, your region, your family, etc, etc.


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I agree with Scott's answer and would like to give you a general perspective. But, firstly, some stress is good. It keeps you going; does not let you procrastinate and gives you an opportunity to better yourself continually. In my opinion, everything can be stressful if - If you don't like doing it. If you "want/agree" to do too much of it, too fast. If ...


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Working as a graphics designer is nice. You get to test yourself everyday and as you know practice makes it perfect. Then the unrealistic deadlines come, or the boss want to add something new or change something that took you 2-3 days to make in a few hours just because he thinks it will be simple and easy. All of this get you stressed, you tend to lose ...


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Adding to Emilie's great answer It's difficult to define what "stressful" is, because it varies from person to person (are designers more stressed than, say, surgeons?), so I'll just focus on the things that I think can make design different from other jobs. Note: Graphic Design is a HUGE field. You can work in print, in web, in motion... you can do ...


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It's all relative. No one lives or dies due to design, so I doubt anyone would say graphic design is nearly as a stressful profession as police, firemen, EMTs, doctors, nurses, etc have. Then again, I'd wager that graphic design can be more stressful than things like a farm hand, acupuncture therapist, hot air balloonist, etc. It can be stressful to meet ...


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There are many branches of graphic design and although yes, I've heard all around me about graphic design being stressful jobs, I've managed quite well on that aspect in the past so I would tend to say that where there is a will there is a way. I didn't work much overtime and when I did, I got paid for it. I find there is often a culture of overworking in ...


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EDIT: Comments are correct in that this doesn't strictly answer the question. I saw two matters here, one being the finding the correct person and the other the interviewing, and I went for the first. For me, the interviewing is a tool to reach the first. Creative thinking is definitely a must, but I'd actually try to find designers that can demonstrate ...


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Here's what I would do. Choose a few applicants you like and pre-interview them on what they're looking for, management experience, what kind of budgets they've been use to working for and such. This is for the "bonus" aspect. Of those take the responses that are the most aligned with working in tight budgets and timelines and ditch the ones that are ...



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