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I got a ‘design test’ from a company I’m interviewing with and it’s a HUGE ask. They said they are paying, which is actually nice. What is everyone thinking about design tests? What do you look for?

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It’s disrespectful. Your career experiences and talent don’t need to be validated by a “test.”

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Following this. I’m in the same boat except it’s unpaid (and writing, obv). Is this normal?

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Is it for Huge?

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I’ve never in my career had a design test. I would stay away.

Sooo many places do it now unfortunately. I’ve had 3

Ask for something signed not just them saying "it's paid"

Is it crispin?

As long as it’s paid.

I’ve received a test at every full time creative job I’ve been hired for for over 10 years. As some who has been in the position to hire creative talent, I’ve found them incredibly helpful. The amount of books I’ve reviewed that were inaccurate is crazy. When pressed to understand involvement on projects I’ve seen if someone even makes the smallest contribution, or takes someone else’s idea/ design etc and creates a few assets as an extension they put it in their portfolio.

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