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Questions tagged [critique]

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 posting.

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Suggestions on how to improve logo

I'm a computer programmer, and I have no idea what I'm doing, nevertheless, when I founded my company, Rebus FM ("Rebus Fleet Management"), I went ahead and designed my own logo. It's basically a ...
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Suggestions on how to improve this logo?

So I'm trying to make a logo that: Represents two initials: L and R ; The L is supposed to look somehow like a bird, you will see in the photo; The letter R is going to be a lowercase "r" that's ...
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What aspects of this scene can be changed to improve it? [closed]

This is my first interior rendering in 3ds Max using Arnold. I've been scrutinizing it for days and would like criticism and tips from more trained eyes to make this scene more realistic. 1) I ...
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Spending too much time on “design rules”

I'm a web developer however I've recently discovered my passion for design. I'm currently working on a landing page for a client of mine (model/actor). I have all the content on the page and created ...
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I'm an amateur graphic designer, looking for feedback on my logo

I going to start my own company this year, which is going to sell my own designed snapbacks. Now I'm just an amateur when it comes to graphic design, so I'm looking for feedback on the concept and the ...
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Critique - Logo design for online clothing shopping startup

I've created a logo design for an upcoming online clothing shopping startup called: bouu Background for the name: bouu — as in "boutique" or "boo" is intended to be a cute play on words, and ...
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Depicting fast/slow speed of a streak

I'm designing a scientific illustration where I'd like to show the fastness and slowness of a moving electron. Here in this attached picture, I show the electron path. I want to show that electron ...
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Critique - Logo for company that cleans medical linens

A company known as MedLinens has asked me to create a logo for them. They specialize in cleaning medical linens i.e scrubs, gowns, bed sheets. I have shown the client a few logos but the attached one ...
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Feedback for logo [closed]

I would appreciate some feedback for a fictional l brand I devised. so basically, the company creates fresh, authentic Italian food for people who are looking for something quick to eat, but aren't ...
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Critique - Logo design for baby-related products

I am launching an e-commerce brand targeted to parents of newborn babies. The products I am starting with are teething necklaces and teething rattlers. The products are meant to be a stylish piece of ...
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Critique - Logo design for a beer brewery

I have made a logo design for a beer brewing company, Ræit Background for the name The name is based on the background of my surname, Reiten, and stems from the Norwegian word "Reit", which ...
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How to effectively combat or response to the unfounded design-feedbacks?

"Make the logo bigger", "This looks like cartoon", "Bright colours are visual assault", "This is not centred", "I also know something about design". Until recently, I really used to think these ...
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Is this color scheme and content layout appropriate for a powerpoint background?

I am preparing my thesis defense presentation. My work relates to the study of DNA, primarily, so I made up a relatively simple render using Blender to serve as a background theme for the PowerPoint ...
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Does this logo match the brief?

I am a software developer, setting up a new company called mascot to sell my services. The logo is based on the Maneki-neko Japanese beckoning cat. The logo should be friendly, fun and professional ...
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Feedback on real estate ad design

I am a Real Estate Agent with is looking to improve and differentiate myself from the competition. I am using Canva and realized that there is so much potential with good design. Are the color ...
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How to improve this GUI for smartphones?

I'm developing an Android app. The GUI is designed (and is implemented, but it can still change for the moment). Questions The app will be used whatever the environment (bright or dark, etc.). The ...
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Design critique on my apps menu [closed]

So, my app has this 'hidden' menu which opens through a button in the toolbar, the idea of the menu is that it's 'behind' the main part of the app. Also as the data is presented to the user as ...
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How can I better incorporate the “i” into this logo?

At school there is a room for people to create using things like 3D Printers, vinyl cutters, plotters, etc. I have 2 problems with this. One, when the icon is by itself, it looks like it's missing a ...
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Updating a restaurant logo

"Kitchen 154" is a "punkish" restaurant that offers casual spicy food in Madrid, Spain, and I am updating their logo. They started with a lean DIN 1451 Std font. Now I am "grunging" it a little bit. ...
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Am I overusing gradients?

I would like to know how this looks and an overall critique, but just answering the question in the title is enough (: So in this screen the user would select what he wants to advertise, all that is ...
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App buttons gradient critique

I am currently working on this part of my app where the user has to select what do they want to advertise. The color palette I use in my app is mostly grey, a little bit of black and then a gradient ...
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Trying to find balance in uneven text blocks

I'm designing a business card for my small business. The text at the bottom of the card is throwing me off. I'm separating the employee's name and title from their contact information, to "square ...
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Colors of design are perceived as boring, how can this be improved?

I'm working with the same colors all the time and I want to try to make it more interesting. I think the colors are getting boring but I can't just add another color without making it ugly or weird. ...
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Critique: Logo for a sunglasses brand [closed]

Logo made for a sunglasses brand called Swole Shades, marketed towards fitness and bodybuilding niche. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks
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Online radio logo feedback request (Part 2)

After gathering valuable feedback, I worked on a second version for the logo of my online radio station that plays indie music without commercial interruptions. I wanted to come up with an original ...
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First Time Logo critique and advice

Im a programmer and im finishing up my first app! So, i decided to have some fun and try to design my own logo(first time). The app is a app that maps events in the city of Skopje, Macedonia. Give me ...
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Online radio logo feedback request

I'm working on a new logo concept for my online radio station and would like to receive feedback about the following: Is the kerning/spacing appropriate? Do you find the symbol appealing, unique and ...
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What do you think of puzzle backgrounds? Maybe old-fashioned? [closed]

please take a look to this fast wireframe: It comes from a web designer I work with. We are discussing it, because I perceive the puzzle background as somewhat, don't know, something not modern, ...
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How can I improve this magazine page layout?

I am an amateur graphic designer. Me and my friend are working on a Japanese-English bilingual magazine for our University. Can I get some feedback on how to improve the design of this page?
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Mobile app design advice and critique [closed]

Need some help and advice, been working on an app, works good, time for the fun part, the design right. Turns out i really suck at that. So i made a few drafts, the green and yellow one was how i ...
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Running qualitative research on marketing materials

In an e-commerce company, it's common for the success of creative material used in marketing campaigns to be measured in terms of numbers, e.g. click-through rates and conversion rates. However, just ...
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Logo design: is this too simple or boring?

I'm currently designing a logo for a film production company, but I am struggling a bit and would be grateful some feedback. This is my progress so far: I've received some feedback from people on ...
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Critique: Logo For Digital Agency

I am trying to create a logo for a digital marketing agency named as THE MISFITS. I have tried to create puzzle pieces that don't fit together. what do you guys think? Looking forward to feedback and ...
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Pairing the “Learning Curve” font

I'm trying to find a good pairing for the Learning Curve font, to use in a website. This particular font is used in the client's logo. I must convey a stylish and elegant mood, and I've tried to pair ...
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Logo design - Finding a good mix between the metaphor and legibility

I'm currently designing a logo for a friend's new business. I'm much more of a UI/UX designer than a logo designer (also a very bad drawer!), so I'm struggling. The company name is 'Corellia', it's a ...
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How can I make this logo look more obviously like an icing bag and a crown?

For my brand identity class, I had to do a logo for a local bakery. The first one is what I started with. The bottom is where I am now The problem I'm having: I need to show lines or shapes ...
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Identifying gaps in a general rubric for assessing a non-interactive graphic design work

In my quest to improve and optimize my graphic design teaching (college/university), I’ve developed and used since a few months a rubric that I find fairly complete and without too much overlap. I’ve ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I'm trying to make some short animated gifs about Illustrator, with little step-by-step drawings exercises. I could put some explanatory text in some frames but I would prefer not to do that. Maybe ...
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Is there a natural way to indicate directional motion in a still image?

I have made the following render of a DNA molecule being pulled through a hole in a membrane using Blender. Since this process can go in either direction, I need a way to indicate whether the DNA is ...
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What is your critique for this logo?

So I have a personal logo that I have recently design, a monogram based on the initials J and S using the Caslon typeface. I am a graphic designer and web developer, and I am going for a professional,...
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logo for a web developer - Logo critique

Does this logo convey a strong identity for a web developer/ designer? I'm a web dev currently and am looking into branching out, as a start to this I'm working on a new portfolio site and branding ...
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Does the positioning of this text negatively affect readability?

I am trying to position the text in the website header, I ended up with something like this: The text "Simply and efficiently" has a mixed "software and IT products" inside. I was wondering if it's a ...
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New “professional” branding perceived as “dull”

I manage an open-source project (Rubberduck, an add-in for the VBA editor), and up until the latest release this was the splash form: Since 2015 the branding more or less revolved around swirling VBA ...
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Can I improve this logo design with any effects or filters?

I've been asked to design a logo for a heritage trust. The logo must have a medieval cross as its centrepiece. However, whilst I'm a photographer with negligible graphic design experience I gave it a ...
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How to set the tone of large passages of text without italics?

Here and there in my article, there are paragraphs that need to set a different tone. So far I’ve used italic Times New Roman and indented the paragraph: This looks good if it’s one line sentence or ...
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Tips for designing a logo?

I just joined these boards in hope to find some guidance. I am not particularly a graphic designer, but I am working on designing my own logo. I have limited knowledge of Illustrator. I am diving into ...
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Photorealism critique?

Ignoring the background does this look photorealistic? This is my first time modeling in Blender, but please be as harsh as you need to be. Besides the photorealism any other critisim is highly ...
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Does this home page design convey trust, calmness and professionalism?

This is the new home page design for a shopify app development company. Please feel free to share your thoughts, I am here to learn. The idea is to deliver a better experience and improve ...
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How to make bibliography tailored for non-academic readers?

Perhaps all bibliography styles in research papers are in plain text. The authors are cited first, then the actual titles of the work in citing, then other information. This is because for the ...