Yes, as a matter of fact my wife lost a contract to a company where she was actually chosen, the VP left and a new VP came in and gave the design job to a friend of his. The end design, they have since scrapped the design, looked very similar, I would say there is a pretty good chance that he either has purchased or copied a design. -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Alan McCoy Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 11:11 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Design Job Candidate: Template or the Real Thing? We just gave a test to a guy who applied for a web graphics & layout design job here. The test involved putting together a home page layout using some provided images. The layout was supposed to be for a NASA Propulsion technology enterprise mock site. When we received a jpeg of his submission, it looked a little too cookie-cutter to us. The instructions asked for a PSD source file and he was very hesitant to provided it to us. So while we waited, we decided to check out the rest of his portfolio again. After a bit of poking around and some hunches, we discovered that every one of his designs was purchased from TemplateMonster.com. Now, he may have done that with full disclosure to his clients, but the image he submitted for this job was supposed to be his own work. Here is the image in question: http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/926/layout7.jpg The rocket image on the right, as well as the background images in the four blocks of content and the NASA logo, were images provided to him by us. The rest is allegedly his design. Has anyone seen this same layout elsewhere? Alan ---------------------------------------- My Inbox is protected by SPAMfighter 2055 spam mails have been blocked so far. Download free www.spamfighter.com today! -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !