Questions that ask for ideas to improve an existing design. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgement, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical tradition it also means a methodical practice of doubt. Please see our [critique ...

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Logo Dispute: Purpose and plagirism [closed]

Is this logo a good logo? I had an argument about it... My initial thoughts were that a logo should be solid colors and should look good whether big or small. In case you want to put it on jackets, ...
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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background ...
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Is my logo good for a competition [closed]

A new institution, namely the Mauritius Renewable Energy Agency (MARENA) for the sustained promotion of the use of renewables for electricity generation will be set up. The institution will have the ...
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Make text look like it's part of icon

I'm trying to create a 'Delete History' icon. Here's how it looks now: There are two problems: 1 - I feel something doesn't look right. 2 - How do I get "History" to look like it's there, and not ...
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Critique: Balance titles on poster design

I'm designing a poster for a lecture about hostage negotiation. It's a dark, glitchy design, with lots of information on it. I think the title looks OK but I can't seem to balance the rest of the ...
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Critiques on portfolio site

Can I get some feedback on my Portfolio site? I'm getting a little disheartened with my job search and I'm wondering if my portfolio site isn't communicating clearly. I have other, more professional ...
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critique wanted - logo design [closed]

This is the logo symbol for a psychologist. Client briefing: Logo should be "Friendly, open, gives you a good feeling, encouraging, creating interest and curiosity, natural elements would be great" ...
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Consistent angles in my font

I'm early(ish) in the process of designing a font, and need some advice. All the vertical terminals (excluding top/bottom of stems) end with a cut at a specific angle. This is consistent throughout ...
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Is the following navigation design readable?

I used D3 JavaScript library to create a time-based linear post navigator for my personal blog which departs significantly from the "traditional" way of linking posts together. I wanted to gather some ...
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Logo for social martial arts project

everybody. I need tips on a new logo I'm making for a social martial arts project. I'm not a designer, so could you give me tips on how I can make it look better? I'm going for a flat design. ...
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Design Critique poster

Here is my attempt. Extremely preliminary, I understand this would require several iterations. But any sort of constructive criticism would be helpful. Question 1 : Are there way too many ...
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Is Black Pooka or Pooka Studio a bad name for a Graphic Design business?

I'm having a hard time deciding on a name. As of right now I'm going between Black Pooka and Pooka Studio. Is Pooka a good choice? Is it stupid?unprofessional? too obscure or confusing? Will I hate it ...
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How to design arrow links between two nodes?

I'm building an algorithm for drawing directional lines between two nodes. In the trivial case of one link it works fine. But this method fails when there's a reciprocal line it overlaps the first ...
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Logo critique: Which version is stronger?

A couple logo options for a food and brewing blog written by a nutritionist who grew up on a farm. Tagline: "An exercise using food and drink as a means to discover peace and happiness." I'm still ...
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What makes this POS design look dated?

I'm trying to understand what makes this POS screen design look dated. Is it the 3D buttons, the colours, the layout, the font? And what would you do to make it look current? Not being a design ...
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Why do my sliced letters look bad?

I’m working on a small project for a friend. I’m slicing letters but when I separate them I notice they look unaligned. Is it the font I’m using (I’ve already tried different fonts) or am I doing ...
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Improving readability of evolutionary algorithm results

One of my colleagues has results from an evolutionary algorithm that he wants to plot. The plot will be included in a paper he's writing and asked for advice. This is what he had in matlab: I gave ...
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Does a feathered vignette for a child's portrait look good?

Hello I'm working on picture of a little boy. I think the upper left corner of the picture needs something. Does this feathered vignette look good and professional? What might an alternative be? ...
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How can I make the logo light up against a blurred background?

I'm trying to create a website for a friend and I'm having trouble I tried adding a transparent white or black background on the logo and it just doesn't look good. The text is okay, it's just the ...
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How to draw a hierarchy button set and look less offensive than it is?

I'm trying to create a button set that can be used to move through hierarchical data and it's looking like a swastika. I'm not sure how to correct it. In the image above if "Panel" was selected and ...
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Text seems out of place next to logo

I'm not a designer in any way, but I'm having to design an app/web site for a customer and I'd like to know if the text here seems 'boring' next to the logo: it seems out of place and left there ...
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Feedback: A simple registration form. How can I make it more clear?

I am no designer, nor am I pretending to be one. This is why I am kindly reaching out the community for feedback. In this landing page I made I feel there are lots of things wrong it, and hence it ...
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Critique: A very simple portfolio site. White space friendly. How can it be better?

I would like to start off with: 'I am not a designer'. I am a programmer. I was hoping some of you design guru's could comment on the design I have made for my portfolio site. I tried to make the ...
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How could I make more appealing titles on this particular design?

As a Desktop Publisher I feel like I lack the skills of designing something to make it look appealing overall. I have an A4 page where there are some products shown. It has a kinda dark background ...
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Critique: How can I improve my logo? [closed]

I am a noob to photoshop, however I have been able to make this, I have a liking for minimalism : More about the company: Aims to help people by raising money How can I improve this, make ...
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Is my logo looking grungy and do you get that its Bad in a good way?

Hey all. My boyfriend needs a logo for an online/home business building custom saltwater fish tanks, and I happen to be a graphic designer. I only have 3 or so years of experience, so I guess you ...
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How can I make this graphic more like a spark?

Can anyone suggest what I can add to this graphic to make it suggest a spark? At the moment it looks more like a star to me. Thanks! EDIT Thanks very much for the suggestions, think it's looking ...
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Critique: How can I make the imagery used for these Dessert e-book covers more appetizing? [closed]

I've published a dessert book on Kindle. I only had a small budget so I used a free stock image, but I've been getting feedback that it's not very appetizing and I agree that it isn't - it's too dark ...
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Am I using too much gray on my webapp?

I'm creating a mobile app that will be used by maturer people, 40 to 60 yo, so I've been searching for sober colors and I came to gray, the problem is, How much gray is too much gray? What colors ...
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Critique: Does this image looking like active brain?

I want to represent an active brain. So I created an image of brain. In order to show that it is active, I used a bit of animation. I want to highlight right & left brain which suits my ...
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How could I spice this logo up? [closed]

I am currently working on starting a small business(less than 10 transactions a month), but in order to get any support from the suppliers, I need to create a logo and website. So I would appreciate ...
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What's wrong in this “logo”?

I'm trying to do a logo for myself, just to put it in my apps. I just drawn (by hand) my Surname-Name, flipped the name vertically, added a background as you can see. I know that usually there is a ...
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Critique: Can anyone tell me how I can improve my website? [closed]

I am a bit rubbish at CSS and have mainly based my website off another website, in hope it would look different, although it didn't. I just want comments and tips how to change things but still keep ...
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Hyphens in Personal Logos

How do I go about incorporating a hyphen into a personal logo? I'm currently working on the initials P and C of a double barreled last name (eg. Jean-Baptiste) and I thought the hyphen of the last ...
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Critique: Chromosphere Labs logo design (3D view?)

I'm starting a business (Chromosphere Labs) and I am dabbling with creating a logo for it. After reading Paul Rand's Logos, Flags, and Escutcheons, I realized that I don't really need a logo that ...
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Critique: How should I place/format an informative text in a picture?

I am trying to advertise some discounts in Facebook and to do that I have to provide an image that has a small amount of text informing potential customers about the discount I am offering. I am ...
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Looking for feedback on kerning and custom type treatment

Working on a logo wordmark for a pasta fast food chain. They wanted something very simple and typographic. There will be a little grunge treatment after this but i first want to get the kerning and ...
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Critique: Is my logo conveying what I want to communicate?

I'm working as a junior web designer. I want to redesign my portfolio, including that I'm also designing my logo. This is the first time I'm designing a logo. I learnt guidelines and I designed my ...
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Critique: Logo for a food company

I designed this logo for a company called Finger Food, which provides finger food for other companies and events like parties, but mainly for companies (like the food your company gives you on ...
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Critique: iPhone Repair Poster

I would love feedback on a poster I am making for "Techbox" local tech repair business. There are 3 poster boxes on the outside walls of the business with heavy foot traffic so I'm periodically making ...
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How can I make this into a better dashboard?

I need to redesign a link and text heavy dashboard to make it more useable and aesthetically pleasing. The existing page looks like this: As you can see, it's basically a dump of links to other ...
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Logo Critique - Personal Brand

So I'm updating my portfolio and feel like I have some nice work to show, but what kind of designer doesn't have their own brand, right? I sat down with pen and paper, drew some sketches. Then ...
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Critique: How to make a better visual distinction between content and options in a post?

I have a design that currently looks something like this: I feel that there should be some sort of visual split between the main content of the post and the options below it (the up and down ...
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Logos critique: Dayton Web Developers meeting [closed]

I created several logos for the Dayton Web Developers meeting. This logo will represent the web developers group in Dayton, OH. The palette is based on a very popular Sublime Text theme called ...
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Critique: How to display competitors options alongside your own without confusion? [closed]

I am designing a flyer and need to compare competitors against the product the flyer is promoting. There are three options, the product and the 2 competitors. I will have my product in in the middle ...
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Advice on website flow and feel

Im building a website related to a Zoo http://funjack.azurewebsites.net/ All the elements that are on the page needs to be there, but something just doesn't "feel" right. I am trying to achieve ...
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Which Logo communicates more “professionalism and luxury”? [closed]

Edit: New logo after hearing great critics here: So I created a Logo for a company which they accepted and liked more than the old one. However, they asked me if I believe the new one communicated ...
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What should I look for when critiquing a design, specifically the design of a website? [closed]

I'm aspiring to be a front end developer and as far as that goes I am pretty comfortable coding for the frontend. I would like to improve my design skills. I would like to know what to look for when ...
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Critique: Are these text-based logos positioned comfortably, and do they convey elegance?

Something is amiss about this logo I've made for myself. I am a design student, and soon-to-be graduate. This logo will go on my business card and possibly other promo things in order to allow me to ...
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Does my very ugly website violate any general tenets of graphic design?

I'm learning how to use AngularJS (a Javascript framework used in web development), so I decided to throw together a website to test out some of its features. The website is mostly comprised of ...