📍 Interview Guide for Designers
How to ace your interview
- Tell a story. Concentrate on delivering a concise and engaging story of your past experience. Read the room if you’re going on too long.
- Focus on challenges. When describing your past work, bring up the challenges you faced and decisions you made to resolve them. This is the stuff interviewers want to hear about.
- Not sure? Think — then talk it out. If you're faced with a difficult question, take a moment to think, and then share your thought process. Interviewers are far more interested in your ability to think critically than getting a correct solution right away.
- "I don't know" is a valid answer. If you don't really know how to answer a question, don't try to guess. Better to be honest — and move on to questions you feel more comfortable answering.
Sample questions for practice
Practice answering these real questions from past mission interviews with designers:
- How do you deal with feedback?
- Tell us about the work you’ve done that you’re most proud of — and why.
- How do you control the impact of your work with metrics?
- What’s your creative process?
- What’s your design approach?
- How do you make feature-related decisions?
- Could you share an experience where you dealt with research and usability testing?
Best questions to ask your interviewer
Always prepare questions for the end of the interview. The interviewer can learn a lot from what questions you choose to ask. Take a look at our best questions to ask your interviewer:
- What phase of development is the product in?
- What’s the biggest challenge with your product?
- What keeps you up at night?