Posted October 15, 2018 07:50:52There’s an online job board where employers look at job applicants’ work and look for graphic design graduates, but the job board’s designers say they often get little to no help.
“They’re not trying to get you the most interesting design job, they’re trying to make sure that you’re going to get the best job they can,” said Nick Schmahmann, a graphic designer at the popular graphic design company Creative Loafing.
The online job boards are designed to encourage employers to hire people who know how to create work and are passionate about their craft.
They also often allow applicants to rate the quality of their work and how many jobs they have been offered.
But designers say the sites are often not useful in getting employers to pay attention to the kind of work they want.
Some job postings on the job boards show graphic designers are being asked to do repetitive tasks, such as making photocopies of documents, and that graphic designers may be asked to draw images that don’t look good on a screen.
It’s not uncommon for employers to ask applicants to do things that aren’t part of their job description, such a copy and paste tasks.
“We’re seeing this trend in some of the design jobs, where employers want to be able to ask you to make graphic designs that look good but you don’t have the expertise to do that,” said Sarah Buehler, a design assistant at a design firm.
The graphic designers’ main complaints are that the jobs don’t seem to lead to jobs.
“You’re looking for work that is a little bit of a slog.
There’s little chance of getting a lot of experience, and if you’re not prepared you’re probably going to have a bad time,” Schmuhmann said.”
The people that are getting the best are often those that are looking for jobs that are extremely demanding.”
Schmuhman said employers often want designers to work on projects that they don’t need to, such an online project where they are asked to make a photo collage of the logo on a white background.
“That takes a lot more time, a lot less flexibility.
There are people out there who need that kind of time to do something that’s not as demanding and not as glamorous as something like that,” he said.
Schmahman said he’d heard of companies asking graphic designers to take on projects without their work being approved, but he said he’s never heard of a company that asked someone to draw a logo on paper and not do anything.
Schuhmann says he doesn’t think he’d have a problem at all, but said he wouldn’t be surprised if the job market became more competitive as employers become more creative.
“If you’re a graphic design person, you want to see a little more competition in your field, especially in the industry that you love,” he added.
“So if there’s a better job that you can do, I think that you’d be excited about it.”