I recieved an email with an excel sheet that had 5 different designs of furniture. The asked me to make renderings of the different designs including certain modifications. I have never signed a contract, nor have I even interviewed. Is this normal?
That’s strange, a little suspect. Is there a phone number? Call them and talk to someone. I wouldn’t do any work before you have a contract, it may be a fishing scam to see if any designers send them free work… ?
Also, they may have gotten the email wrong and you got it inadvertantly, though meant for another designer (far-fetched, but possible)
Write back in a professional way and ask them if they are interested in hiring your services for the project. If they answer again with a short"yes" and no additional info then tell them to GTFO!