i was once told by a comic artist that for an art job the artist should be shown to a rooml, be interviewed and have their portfolio critiqued and then left in the room with a pencil and a sheet of paper and told to create (within their job application).
this is not only a test of how someone will work under pressure, but their skills, ability to create and design on a moments notice essential for most entertainment possitions. hearing about all of the frauds running around with feng, mullins and milligan's work and almost getting away with it infuriated the artists here. sure the no test policy saves the applicant from freebie work but it has the possibility for the company to get a unqualified artist who is a fraud and lies about his work. imaginge if halo 2 or half life 2 were designed by frauds, what would it look like? i would not hire or work with anyone who has to lie about who they are to get a job. prove your worth and gain respect, lie and be shamed.
LOTR, Halo, Heroes Sketchcards from Topps