I have an offer for a position in a new startup and I was asked to provide concept designs for at least 1 page ( both mobile and desktop version ) It's a lot of work because I need to apply the brand guidelines to the wireframes, read and understand the brief and other docs. Also I need to put in place a proposal and calculate hours required to design each page + a lot of headaches ( Approx. 3 days worth of work )
I don't feel like this kind of test is the best way to choose a designer but I have to put food on the table, I have free time but I don't like working for free, on the other hand there's a lot of money to be made if I'm hired.
What do you think guys?