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30+ Online Graphic Design Tests to Evaluate Your Skills

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30+ Online Graphic Design Tests to Evaluate Your Design Skills

There are several reasons to test design skills—talent assessment, personal enrichment, and candidate evaluation are among them. Creating a program to determine design skill level has many benefits, but you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The many online tools test design proficiencies and have numerous benefits including:

  • Receive instant results
  • Verify proficiency against top standards
  • Evaluate candidates before the interview process
  • Create better efficiency in talent assessment
  • Gauge competencies in different programs

It can be difficult to test design skills in a standard way because designers are unique in their specializations. The available programs can give you a wide spectrum of testing possibilities so that you can receive a complete overlook of skillset. We’ve compiled a list of 30+ of the best online tools for testing design skills and why they are worth looking into if you want to test skills for candidates or yourself.

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    Interview Mocha

    Interview Mocha makes pre-hire screening simple with their comprehensive assessment platform. The test library includes InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Flash, and CorelDraw.

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    Criteria Corp

    Criteria Corp offers a 15-minute aptitude test called the Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test (CCAT). The CCAT helps predict the ability of graphic designers to adapt to changes in technology and delivers how capable they are of high critical thinking.

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    Hundred5

    Hundred5 is a company that is intent on helping you find the right candidate the first time. Candidates have to take a simple skill test and an automated process screens the answers to determine if the candidate is a fit.

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    Mettl

    Mettl’s online test for Adobe Photoshop CS assesses the design and creative skills of candidates including their competencies in layers, masks, colors, filters, and image properties.

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    Get Educated

    Get Educated is a comprehensive testing and education website that offers pre-employment skills and talent assessments. Their library of tests includes various versions of Illustrator, Photoshop, and Pagemaker.

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    Click a Test

    Click A Test’s Adobe Photoshop CS5 exam lets you know whether the applicant has an average designer knowledge of skills such as 3D, Automation, Interface, Layers, and Retouch.

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    Expert Rating

    Expert Rating offers reasonably priced testing in nearly 100 unique programs. Their extensive category includes Quark Xpress, Sharepoint, Javascript, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and AutoCAD.

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    Indeed.com

    Indeed’s graphic designer skills test is a multiple choice assessment that determines an applicant’s “ability to listen to and accurately interpret verbal design briefs to create graphic designs that convey a client’s message, as well as pinpoint potential problems in completed designs.”

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    AssessHub

    Assesshub’s recruitment test examines the “amalgamation of skill and artful imagination” needed by graphic designers. The test includes technical and artistic evaluations so that you know the level of creativity your candidate possesses.

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    Resource Associates

    The comprehensive graphic design test from Resource Associates has two parts: a 132-question personality inventory and a 44-item untimed aptitude test. The responses are categorized as behaviors that you can use to determine whether the applicant will be a good fit.

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    Complete Recruitment Solutions

    The library at Complete Recruitment includes 13 quizzes that test the major design tools like Photoshop and Illustrator so that you can ensure a good fit for your company.

Design Tests to Test Designer Own Skills

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    Pluralsight

    Plural Sight lets you test your skills and enter to win prizes upon completion. You will receive a Skill IQ and can share it on social media so you can show everyone what you can do.

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    Pixact.ly

    The premise here is simple—draw a box that exactly matches the dimensions of the pixels to test how well you know your pixel size. While the premise is simple, achieving a low score (which is good!) is a bit more difficult!

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    First Naukri

    First Naukri offers testing in a variety of general career skills including English proficiency, computers, and emotional intelligence. Their suite of graphic design testing is great for determining your level of expertise in CSS, Flash and Photoshop.

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    Click A Test

    Click A Test’s Adobe Photoshop CS5 assessment allows you to test yourself on a variety of functions—3D, color adjustment, panels, painting, retouching, and more—and will give you a certificate of achievement once you’ve passed.

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    TOSA by Isograd

    Isograd TOSA tests are offered in multiple languages including French, English, and Dutch. The exams are simple, with between 4 and 10 questions. Successful completion includes a certificate for one of four competencies: DigComp Digital, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

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    Agi Training

    The assessment from AGI helps you determine your level of proficiency so you know which courses you should take to improve your Photoshop skills. It is a question/answer format that allows you to prove your knowledge, but not your creativity.

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    Youth4Work

    Youth4Work has a patented exam preparation algorithm that helped their test win an award for best free online graphic design exams. Answer a few basic questions and you’ll be given a yScore and a rank in the world.

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    Can't Unsee

    The quiz on Can’t Unsee is a fun way to test your knowledge with easy, medium, and hard modes. You look at two pictures side-by-side and select which one is most correct according to current design principles. It starts off easy, but it gets much more difficult as you go!

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    It's Centred That

    This amusing, vexing quiz has you staring at shapes and dots to determine if the dot is really in the middle of the shape. It’s a lot harder than it may sound!

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    Color Method

    An innovative approach to seeing how well you do with color—Color.Method’s quiz asks you to match the colors in the center with the surrounding color wheel. It goes through several steps including complementary and analogous colors. Plus, it’s timed, so you really feel the pressure!

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    Bayt

    If you want a longer quiz that really delves into your skills, Bayt’s InDesign and Photoshop tests should interest you. You will be tested on everything from animation and image adjustments to fundamentals and design principles.

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    Highlander

    Highlander’s free 30-minute exams assess your design capability so that you can prepare for classes, ensure you’re ready for certifications, or just know where your competencies are.

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    Zeptolab

    This unique text adventure allows you to discover what kind of game designer you are as you attempt to survive the chaos of mobile game development. It takes around 20 minutes to finish, but it’s just for fun. The fine print instructs you not to “rely on the results of this quiz as an indicator for your ability to be a game designer.”

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    Font Game

    Think you know your fonts? You’ll enjoy this quiz called The Rather Difficult Font Game. It has common and unique fonts and gives you four options to choose from based on the sample. Whether you’re seasoned or just starting out, this is a fun quiz to see just how much you don’t know.

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    Typeconnection

    Choosing fonts that work together can be daunting—and if you stare at them too long, they all end up looking like the same serif or sans serif mix. Type Connection helps you connect fonts together in a fun quiz that assesses your matchmaking skills. You choose a font, then a tone, then another font and send them on a date. Will they be a good match? If they’re not, it may be time to sharpen your graphic design skills.

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    Kern Type

    This kerning game asks you to “achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters.” If you’ve ever wanted to test your kerning ability, this is the game for you.

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    Typewar

    Another “What Font is This” game, TypeWar gives you one letter and wants you to choose between two options to see if you know your typeface.

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    Bapu Graphics

    Bapu’s simple quiz tests your InDesign knowledge with 10 questions. Are you an expert? Answer the multiple choice questions to find out! We bet these design winners would ace it.

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    Shape Type

    The Shape Type game lets you move points around on a letter to try to match a famous font. It tells you the font, the designer, and the release date, and it’s up to you to test the sharpness of your eye.

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    The Bézier Game

    The Bezier game helps you master the pen tool from Photoshop and other popular graphic design programs. You have to use the pen to trace an object. It sounds simple, but unless you’re an expert, it’s a bit more difficult that just drawing lines.

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    Yizzle

    Yizzle is an uncomplicated game that will test your knowledge of Hex codes. It shows you five colors and one hex code. You choose which color matches the hex.

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    X-Rite

    X-rite lets you see how spot on your color vision is. You can discover your Color IQ and find out if you have any type of color deficiency. It is based on the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test, so beyond being fun, it is also scientific.

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