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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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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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Critique my amateur website

I'm new to this stack but have spent a lot of time on Stack Overflow. I'm a computer science student who's recently gotten into web development and I'm working on a personal website. This is the ...
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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 ...
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Should headings divide space unequally and be close to the border?

This is a chapter heading of an ebook style of LaTeX, and it divides space unequally. Small phone screen doesn't mean it need to be close to the top border to make the reading flow rushy, does it?
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Is the kerning on my logo correct?

I've been kerning this logo and I'd love input from those well versed on the subject. I'm particularly interested with the space around the "f", but also appreciate any other kerning input or advice. ...
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Critique: How can I more clearly represent overlapping relationships in this chart

I have the following chart showing relationships between various items (I've removed all text except for placeholders on the relevant parts. I'm happy with this much, but the issue is the following ...
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Good UX for container alignment for main content

I'm working on User Interface and I'm trying to figure out if a left alignment on the body container or a center alignment would work/look better. I'm adding screenshots of my project. Have there ...
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Advice: How can I smoothly translate my artistic logo into a text logo? (Illustrator) [closed]

I'm currently designing my club's logo and I'm having trouble finding a simple way to translate to text-only for brochures and such. I was hoping I could receive some constructive advice. This is my ...
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How does this font pair with this logo? Specifically its curves/softness?

I'm looking for some feedback on the typography of this logo. Specifically, assuming the logo itself stays the same, how does the font choice and typography pair with it? e.g. Are the E's too sharp, ...
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Feedback on font and color choices in the logo

I got my logo back from the designer, and I liked the logo image, but I didn't like the color choices or font. The font he used was too futuristic/space ship looking, and the colors were too heavy. I ...
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Is there a balance of colours between the heart symbol and the brand name in this logo?

I would like to know whether this logo is balanced between the name of the brand and the symbol? The decision was to divide the word Sixtynine with the pink colour, and now I am not sure whether the ...
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Does it make sense to put a brand with white background on a black site?

My CEO and his client demanded me to put his partner's red brand with white background on a site which is black. They (not the partner) forbad the white or red brand with black background. I ...
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How do I make objects and text stand out over a busy photo background?

I frequently have to place objects and text on photo backgrounds and some backgrounds make it hard to see the objects. To get good contrast I will try to pick a background image that has large flat ...
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Critique: I need honest feedback on my logo that is supposed to resemble a map pin

Please give feedback and criticism on shadow and highlights and whether it does a good job of resembling what it is meant to? Also, how can I add more depth?
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Does this font match the logo symbol?

I'm trying to make a logo for a new company. My main symbol is this bubble with a target. Here is the symbol and how it looks right now. Do you think the font matches the symbol?