I'm a junior graphic designer with main focus on vector illustration and UI design.
I'm working in the industry professionally for 2 years now. And so new recruiters often give me design tests (even after rounds of interviews and reviewing my portfolio).
I'm not against it totally (although it becomes often frustrating to complete assignments for free with no offer in sight). And thankfully I didn't have to take the design tests with materials that are personal to the companies like their web-ui or logos or their brand illustrations and such.
I often was asked to take the test on made-up cases or generic briefs. So I'm now wondering who owns the rights of those 'tests' I have been taking?
I would very much like to add those in my portfolio. But I'm confused who owns the designs, illustrations etc? The recruiters or I?