Creative Director Interview Questions

"As a creative director, companies are looking for individuals who have the skills of an artist with the understanding in business and marketing. In an interview context, expect to discuss your big ideas, management style, and knowledge of the company. You may be presented with role-play situations in which you have to address how you would handle a difficult client, artist, or design. Employers will also be interested in your style of work, so bring your portfolio to talk about your best pieces. In addition to seeking someone with analytical, creative, and interpersonal skills, employers are looking for candidates who are technologically savvy, so be sure to talk about your expertise in computers ."

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Swift Agency
Associate Creative Director was asked...August 7, 2015

I was asked what sort of projects and work interested me the most.

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I work that were intersections of compelling visuals, current technology solutions and a delivery of the core essence of the brand that I had sincerely enjoyed and was happy to share. Less

McCann Worldgroup

What do you like about managing a team?

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I like to help creatives get to the next level in the same way my mentors helped me. Less

AMP Agency

There were a number of questions around hypothetical situations. Dealing with and managing a difficult employee, for example.

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I generally focused my answers on the success of the team and company at large. Centered on the idea that putting employees, even difficult ones, in situations where they were set up to succeed, vs fail, was key. If there were still issues, then I was very matter-of-fact with my own philosophy of not hiring a-holes, and that sometimes the talent did not justify the personality. Less

Did I have a current Girlfriend.

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No I was single and wanted to remain single.

Is that even legal to ask?

I am a female and straight so no.

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R.R. Donnelley

Are you still interested in the job?

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I am still keen on pursuing this opportunity. I would like to have an opportunity to discuss and wow. Less


There are no questions, just a monologue of 'how great I am' from the CEO.

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Wow. You are so very very great.

This is so true. He is so pompous.

Legend in his own mind

Tradewinds Island Resorts

Are you married and do you have a family?

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I asked them why that was important and declined to answer. Just google me or look me up on Facebook. Less


Tradewinds Island Resorts

Are you gay or straight?

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I declined to answer.



Describe an interesting problem and how you solved it.

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I worked in a legal office and noticed that there was an opportunity to protect customer privacy. I brought up the exact issue to the team in a meeting and worked on reminding and implementing until it was a regular practice. Less

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tell me about a bad experience with a client

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It was difficult?

Could you please be more specific about the 2nd step? It would be very helpful

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