Graphic Designer Test

By using a graphic designer test to assess applicants' knowledge of various design software and their ability to create visually appealing designs, you can get a better idea of whether or not they would be a good fit for the role.

  • What is a graphic designer skills test?

    A graphic designer test assesses whether individuals have the skills and abilities required to succeed in this type of role. The test enables recruiters to gain a deeper understanding of the skills and abilities of the applicants.

    Graphic designer skills tests are generally timed assessments that comprise questions in various formats such as multiple choice, case studies, or those requiring individuals to use specific software to demonstrate their skill set.

    When used in the early stages of a recruitment process, the test provides an efficient and easy-to-administer way for recruiters to narrow down their applicant pool, shortlisting only those candidates who demonstrate the required level of skill and ability needed to be a graphic designer.

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  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • What are the benefits of using the graphic designer skills test for pre-screening?

    There are many benefits to using the graphic designer test. The test provides a simple yet cost-efficient way to determine which candidates in the applicant pool have what it takes to succeed as graphic designers, meaning employers can hire the best candidates.

    The role of a graphic designer is to design creative concepts. While all graphic designers need a high level of creativity, they also work with various clients, so they must demonstrate several skills to meet their client's needs.

    In their day-to-day role, successful graphic designers use many skills, including:

    The graphic designer test evaluates these skills to objectively assess a candidate's skill level in each area.

    Those candidates who perform well in the test will likely have the necessary skill to be considered for the position, and can then be shortlisted for the next stage.

    Results attained that fall below the required benchmark indicate that a candidate doesn't have the ability or skill level needed and isn't suitable for the role.

    The graphic designer test assesses skills that are common to many creative roles. This means that the test can also be used in the recruitment process for roles, such as:

    • Art director
    • Interior designer
    • Brand strategist
    • Fashion designer

How our test measures graphic designer skills

Test questions are designed to assess industry-specific technical skills, soft skills, aptitude and suitable personality dimensions. Our data-driven approach provides results that enable you to determine how suited is a candidate for the role.

Depending on the type of question, the format of the test may vary. Multiple-choice questions are used to measure aptitude, technical skills and soft skills, while agreement on a Likert scale assesses suitable personality dimensions. Skills tests ensure that candidates are being evaluated in a precise and impartial manner, their results demonstrating the true knowledge and potential of each test taker.

The characteristics required to become a graphic designer were determined by looking at the skills and abilities listed in the US Department of Labor’s O*NET database, which collects data from professionals in various fields.

O*NET is the largest database of its kind, providing detailed information about occupations and the requirements for each role.

Our team of I/O psychologists and psychometrics worked closely with subject-matter experts to create an extensive question bank that can be used to test multiple candidates. We also conducted rigorous field testing with a representative sample of candidates to ensure that the questions were reliable and valid.

Test scores are averaged together to give an overall score. The average score is compared to other candidates' scores to ensure there is no bias towards certain candidates.

Our graphic designer test is constantly updated and optimized to ensure the best experience and results.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd

Graphic Designer Test FAQs

Can I see what the test is like?

Yes, of course. You can try the test for free by signing up for a free trial.

Are these tests available in my plan?

We have a range of plans available. The difference between the plans is the number of test attempts permitted, not the type of tests. All our plans include our full test suite comprising all tests and all levels.

What are the five rules of graphic design?

There are five rules of graphic design that all successful designers abide by:

  • Define the font and colour palette
  • Avoid making your design too crowded
  • Ensure grid alignment
  • Keep uniform spacing and kerning
  • Keep your target audience front of mind when designing
How important is creativity in graphic design?

One of the most important abilities in graphic design is thinking creatively and applying this skill in every project. While being creative is essential, graphic designers must also ensure they don’t compromise the purpose of their design, so it can meet the client’s expectations, and be suitable for the audience it is being designed for.

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Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA

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