What's your thought on design tasks for a job application?

over 5 years ago from Anmol Bahl, UX Designer - Feminist | Say hi@anmolbahl.com

  • Matt C, over 5 years ago

    Seems like most responses here are from the perspective of freelancers or remote contractors. Through that lens I can see being skeptical of design tasks - specifically ones that have you work within the same field of the employer (ie: a health insurance company asking you to design a plan selection page).

    When it comes to full-time gigs, however, you'd be hard-pressed to find a potential employer who doesn't require a take-home design task, a whiteboarding session, or both. For better or worse it's SOP at this point, so you might as well get used to it.

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    • Adam Fisher-CoxAdam Fisher-Cox, 5 years ago

      Whiteboarding is a whole different ballgame and is very helpful for seeing how you work with existing employees and think through a problem. Take home tasks are often poorly designed and don't prove much beyond what a portfolio can prove.

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