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 guidelines before ...

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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 for ...
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Is there any active graphic design community for sharing my designs and layouts and getting feedback? [duplicate]

I'm a budding graphic designer and as a student, the first and foremost thing I need is hard criticism, feedback, and praise -- when appropriate. However, most of my friends are into animation or ...
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Seeking advice to improve my brand identity concept

This is my first time using stack exchange, I read the critique guidelines but they're not very clear, hopefully this is on topic. https://www.behance.net/gallery/37394779/Skyline-vapor-work-in-...
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Need opinions on the type of column

I am preparing some web CSS styles. I have this layout: For all thoose with a print design background, we can consider that we have some margins on the section (Red) and some internal colums with ...
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How to show a gradient within a style guide?

I'm building a new style guide for a sub-section of my company. I have most things listed and am working on the section talking about branding colors. My problem is that I've followed this design ...
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Critique Request: Band logo

Finished my first logo; it's for a jam band that I'm in. We play alternative rock/shoegaze music in the veins of Death Cab for Cutie, Coldplay,My Bloody Valentine... I was wondering if anyone has ...
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Critique Request: Very Generalized Catering Logo

Update: First Try: I used the advice here and went back to the drawing board, wracking my brain for some creativity with this name and developed: A "C" icon representing (hopefully) a borderline ...
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Which color can be used with the top bar so to get a better contrast?

I have this mobile app design. I am not able to decide what color to use for the top bar so that it gives a good contrast but doesn't make the design look odd or weird. I am currently using #212121 ...
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How to improve horizon on image?

I'm making a scene in Photoshop which should look something like a field of grass and the sky. However I just can't make it work. Feels like there's something missing. In my opinion it is due to ...
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What's wrong with this sphere?

Really, It doesn't look right. When I compare it to other spheres, I can't tell what's wrong with it. It may be the cast-lighting, but maybe something bigger. What's wrong with this sphere?
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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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Where to place text labels in custom color picker

I created a color picker for a website, and I am having one problem regarding the layout of some text. Above the color picker, there will be a "New Color", and "Original Color". I'm having a hard ...
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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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Logo critique for Hooch & Co

Looking for feedback on logo lockups. Concept: Logo for bar concept in Austin Texas that will appeal to a causal, hipster, young urban crowd. Rooftop patio with yard games such as corn hole, washers, ...
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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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What are some tips for a graphic designer's CV/resume?

I've recently graduated from university (within the United Kingdom) and I'm trying to get my first step on to the ladder within the graphic design industry. It has been several months and I'm having ...
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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 my web page's color and typography [closed]

This is a task management web app. I'm looking for design critiques and feedback in terms of typography, colors, and UX. You can see the site working here with comments to specific areas where I'm ...
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How can I improve the design of the 'Show Phone Contacts' dialog in my app?

In the add contact dialog, I am suppose to add a button/link that will take the user to a view that shows the saved phone contacts. I know that the Show Phone Contacts >> view pretty much sucks ...
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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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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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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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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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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. I'...
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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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Critique: How can I make this flat design more exciting?

I'm designing an planner (agenda) book for my school. I'm doing flat design, but it seems a bit boring to me. What can I do to spice it up? Updated Image: Removed the drop shadows.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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 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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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: Tritium software logo design

I am looking for a review for a logo that is going to be shipped with a project of mine. I wanted to keep it simple and clean, with a high level of appeal so that no one will really dislike the ...
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Are there any sites which provide feedback for logo designs?

I know Behance, Dribbble etc allow designers to have feedback of their work too but their focus is mainly showcasing the work of designers. There are sites that provide feedback of your website ...
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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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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 ...