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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Are design critiques acceptable on here? [migrated]

I know this question kind of defeats the purpose of me asking, but is it acceptable to post projects on here to be critiqued? If not I'll take this down ASAP.
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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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Alarm Clock App Design Critique Request [closed]

In my attempts to find a job as an Android developer I am creating a few apps to launch to the play store and hopefully that will make me a valuable candidate. This app is a simple alarm clock app. ...
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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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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 ...
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Critique: Scrollable flyout nav menu

I'm working on a new nav menu for my company's web app. I took loose inspiration from Google's material design tabs where, upon page overflow, arrows appear and the tab section is horizontally ...
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Please critique my pending website's home page with these two questions:

I have the following questions regarding my design: Does my website have a professional, high-end feel? Why are why not? Does my current "Call To Action" button stand out or can you find it easily ...
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What aspects of this diagram should I change to make it suitable as a modern cover image of a textbook? [closed]

I want to use the following diagram on the cover image of a textbook: What aspects should I change to make it more suitable for this purpose? How can I make it look more modern? Should I add some ...
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Critique: logo design for an engineering company that makes machinery

I'm designing a logo for a new company that will build plastic manufacturing machinery - a fairly small-sized low-tech industry where stability, solid engineering, and even country of manufacturer is ...
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Critique: What UI colors to use in an image-based design?

I'm working on an app who's UI is mainly driven by images. The only non-image UI element is the navigation bar at the top and I'm struggling to find a good color palette for this. As you can see in ...
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Critique: logo about wifi coverage in a city

I am designing a logo for a home built app which displays free WiFi coverage in my city. But, because I'm better at programming than designing, I'd like to hear some suggestions. I already have a ...
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Critique: Poster for event on Friday the 13th

I'm designing a poster (for the web) advertising a Friday the 13th vodka party.The party's theme is Friday the 13th / Test your luck on Friday the 13th. I've come up with the below so far, but I'm ...
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Critique Request of my leaf logo

I have a question about spacing The blue leaves - opposite the words 'Blue Tree Logistics', should I add more blue leaves to make the curve longer? Should the word 'Blur Tree Logistics' be moved ...
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C&C on a minimal logo that represents my name (“octopod”)

I am very much dying for a second opinion on a logo that brands my name. I have gone through many different logos without asking what other people think of them. The goal here is to represent my name ...
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Critique logo for community consultancy

I created a logo for a community consultancy firm I might start. Design goals were: Subtly show community interaction, I modeled the dots to be a bit of a tree-structure, network map Monochrome, so ...