Questionnaire for Graphic Designers

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Questionnaire for Creative/Design/Art Directors

  Section One: About Directing

  1.1 You consider directing graphic designers is:
  Easy Difficult Both Other:
        (specify)

  1.2 Do you consider graphic designers creative people?
  Yes


No


Don't know


  1.3 You consider your supervisor a:
  Manager Leader Friend Other:
  Manager and       leader


Manager/leader       and Friend


Competitor


(specify)


  1.4 What directing style does your supervisor use?
  Directing Coaching Supporting Other:
  Delegating


All


  (specify)

  1.5 What directing style do you prefer your supervisor to use?
  Directing Coaching Supporting Other:
  Delegating


All


  (specify)

  1.6 Does s/he change his/her directing style if a need arises?
  Yes
No
Sometimes
 
  If answered “Yes” or “Sometimes”, please specify:
 

  1.7 Does s/he adapt his/her directing style according to your individual needs?
  Yes
No
Sometimes
 
  If answered “Yes” or “Sometimes”, please specify:
 

  1.8 Does s/he try to find out what style you prefer him/her to use?
  Yes


No


Sometimes


 


  1.9 Does your supervisor direct people other than graphic designers?
  Yes


No


 


 


  1.10 If yes, does s/he use the same directing style as s/he does when directing graphic designers?
  Yes
No
   
  If answered “No”, please specify:
 

  1.11 From your experience, do you believe a graphic design director should have skills and training in:
  Design Business   Other:
  Both


None


  (specify)

  1.12 What do you consider more important?
  Design Process Directing Designers Both Other:
        (specify)

  1.13 You consider the process of hiring as:
  Important Not important   Other:
        (specify)

  1.14 When your supervisor hires people, does s/he hire people who have design skills as high as his/her?
  Yes


No


Sometimes


Don't know


  1.15 How often does your supervisor delegate tasks, responsibilities and authorities?
  Always Often Sometimes  
  Rarely


Never


   
  1.16 Usually your supervisor delegates tasks that involve:
  Design Processes Managerial Processes Both Other:
        (specify)

  1.17 Does your supervisor share ideas with you?
  Always Often Sometimes  
  Rarely


Never


   
  1.18 Does your supervisor share knowledge with you?
  Always Often Sometimes  
  Rarely


Never


   
  1.19 Who chooses the appropriate design process to follow?
  You Supervisor Both Other:
        (specify)

  1.20 You prefer work processes, which:
  Have been       tested before Are totally unknown,       and experimental Combination of       Both Other:

        (specify)

  1.21 Your supervisor evaluates deadlines and time limitations as:
  Important Not important   Other:
        (specify)

  1.22 Your supervisor checks up work progress and comments on it:
  Always Often Sometimes  
  Rarely


Never


   
  1.23 Your supervisor evaluates tasks based on:
  Outcome Performance Both Other:
        (specify)

  1.24 You believe the most effective way of rewarding is:
  Present work to       client
Allow project       selection
Saying thank       you Other:

 

Salary raises

Promotion

  (specify)

  1.25 Your supervisor usually rewards by:
  Present work to       client
Allow project       selection
Saying thank       you Other:

 

Salary raises

Promotion

  (specify)

  1.26 How important do you consider the environment and organizational culture you work within?
  Important Not important   Other:
        (specify)

  1.27 You consider the attendance of seminars and conferences:
  Important Not important   Other:
        (specify)

  1.28 You prefer to work:
  Individually In teams Both Other:
        (specify)

  1.29 Please comment on the idea of graphic designers working together across cultural and geographical boundaries. In other words, virtual graphic design teams.
 


  1.30 How would you react if there were two – same level - supervisors within the same team you work within?
 


  1.31 Comments and suggestions: (optional)
 






  Section Two: About Yourself

  2.1 Please state your location (country):
 

 

  2.2 What is your age?
  20 - 24


25 – 35


36 – above


  2.3 Please indicate wither you are:
  Male         or


Female


   
  2.4 How long have you been in the graphic design industry? years.
 

 

  2.5 How long have you been coached by others? years.
 

 

  2.6 Your current title is:
 

 

  2.7 Your educational background includes:
  Design Art Both Other:
        (specify)

  2.8 The size of the graphic design studio you currently work in is:
  5 and less

6 – 10

11 – 19

20 – above employees

  2.9 The organizational structure of the studio is:
  Flat Hierarchical   Other:
        (specify)





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