Designer freelancer aiming to the moon.
First, they looked at my portfolio and decided to send me a test. That was awesome just because... then, the test had 3 options: re-think CNN's video experience, re-design IMDb's movie page, or re-design Amazon's product page.
I chose IMDb's one...
This was IMDb's movie page back then and it's not worth to mention all the problems I see here, but, the major ones IMHO was:
I'm always not a fan of what I do first. This a Daniel thing. Always try at least 3 designs to start working hard on the rest of the project.
And on this particular project (if I can call like that) I reached some of my designer friends to get some feedback.
When I reached some friends they helped me a lot to gather info and details where I could make the design to stand out more. Fantasy is known for its detailed and pixel perfect designs and this was what I tried to do.
Attention to every element on the canvas, to font kerning, drop shadows, font-sizes, call-to-actions, and etc.
Although they said they liked what I did, and to move forward with me as one of their freelancers, I never got a chance to work with them. But worthed every minute I worked on this design test and the best of all was the feedback from Fantasy.