Normally I like to avoid voicing my opinions of public forums but this is very important to me. I will not be doing the art test I just recently received as it was handed out to I don't know how many people that applied to work freelance for a particular company. Reasons are as follows: 1) There is no payment for the test yet they want the artist to be under NDA for any ideas submitted. So essentially free work that I have no rights to. 2) Itâ€™s no longer an interview itâ€™s a contest. There are a lot better contests for the aspiring artist out there. 3) The winner gets workâ€¦ In the future? After the ideas are used here? â€œthe ones I have no right or claim too.â€ 4) Itâ€™s like hiring asking 5 plumbers to fit a pipe and choosing the fitting I like best. All 5 would charge you just to hear about the problem in the first place. 5) I already took the time to give them estimates. If you really want to take the risk to make the games then take the risk on your favourite artist and pay him/her to do the test art. This is an iterative process and no one should expect to get final awesome work on the first pass. Test the artist with pay to see if you are compatible. If not hire a new one. I am sure that some of the newer artists will do the test but remember this post when you donâ€™t get the work. You will have done a weeks worth of work â€“for free that you no longer own. Work on your own project and get the real rewards for your time spent.