15 Good Questions for Interviewing Web Designers


I’m sorry it has been so long since I have posted a new blog entry but business is taking off and I am busier than ever. Because of how how well business is going I am actually looking to hire a web designer and have a few phone interviews lined up for tomorrow. So I thought I would share them with all of you. Please enjoy the following 15 good questions to ask a web designer in an interview.

1.    Can you please briefly describe your web design experience?

2.    How comfortable would you feel writing an entire page by hand just using notepad?

3.    More realistically, what programs do you use to design? Dream weaver?

4.    Do you have any experience with PPC landing pages?

5.    Do you have any experience working with blogs or search engine optimization?

6.    Do you know CSS? Java? PHP?

7.    What areas of web design do you hope to expand you knowledge in?

8.    Can you send me some samples of pages you have designed?

9.    What, if any experience do you have in graphic design? Photoshop? Page mockups?

10.    Do you prefer to work on Apples or PCs?

11.    Do you read any web design or industry related blogs? If so which?

12.    Are you active in any social communities? Do you Digg? Blog? YouTube?

13.    What is your favorite television show? Video game?

14.    Do you work better on your own or in a small team?

15.    Do you work well in small areas with others?


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