Questionnaire for Creative/Design/Art Directors

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Questionnaire for Graphic Designers

  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 yourself a:
  Manager Leader Both Other:
        (specify)

  1.4 What directing style do you use?
  Directing Coaching Supporting Other:
  Delegating


All


  (specify)

  1.5 Do you change your directing style if a need arises?
  Yes
No
Sometimes
 
  If answered “Yes” or “Sometimes”, please specify:
 

  1.6 Do you adapt your directing style according to individual needs?
  Yes
No
Sometimes
 
  If answered “Yes” or “Sometimes”, please specify:
 

  1.7 Do you try to find out what style your graphic designer prefers you to use?
  Yes


No


Sometimes


 


  1.8 Do you direct people other than graphic designers?
  Yes


No


 


 


  1.9 If yes, do you use the same directing style as you do when directing graphic designers?
  Yes
No
   
  If answered “No”, please specify:
 

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


None


  (specify)

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

  1.12 You consider your graphic designers as:
  Friends Employees Competitors Other:
        (specify)

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

  1.14 When you hire people, do you hire people who have design skills as high as yours?
  Yes


No


Sometimes


 


  1.15 How often do you delegate tasks, responsibilities and authorities?
  Always Often Sometimes  
  Rarely


Never


   
  1.16 Usually you delegate tasks that involve:
  Design Processes Managerial Processes Both Other:
        (specify)

  1.17 Do you share ideas with your graphic designers?
  Always Often Sometimes  
  Rarely


Never


   
  1.18 Do you share knowledge with your graphic designers?
  Always Often Sometimes  
  Rarely


Never


   
  1.19 Who chooses the appropriate design process to follow?
  You Designers 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 You evaluate deadlines and time limitations as:
  Important Not important   Other:
        (specify)

  1.22 You check up work progress and comment on it:
  Always Often Sometimes  
  Rarely


Never


   
  1.23 Your task evaluation is based on:
  Outcome Performance Both Other:
        (specify)

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

 

Salary raises

Promotion

  (specify)

  1.25 Your graphic designers prefer rewards to be:
  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 graphic designers working:
  Individually In teams Both Other:
        (specify)

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


  1.30 How would you react if there was another leader as you within the same team?
 


  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 directed graphic designers? years.
 

 

  2.6 Your current title is:
 

 

  2.7 Your educational background includes:
  Design Business 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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