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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How would I know how good of a designer I am?

To me my designs looks good, at least for some months. But to others not so much. I want to go freelancing but I don't want to be a bad designer. So how do I find out if my logo/website/business card/...
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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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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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Is this Dutch IJ ligature suitable and readable to native speakers?

I'm designing a display typeface and have designed, for the Dutch capital IJ digraph, a ligature that combines the "I" and "J" to form what looks like a broken "U". Here is a comparison of my "IJ" ...
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How to visualise two-dimensional scientific data-points in a chart… in grayscale?

I am not sure whether this is the correct site for this question. The model comes from Physics, the data comes from computational physics, the plot is made with LaTeX but my question is about the ...
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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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Critique: Military Veteran Themed Business Card Design

I am looking for a sort of Review of some work that I did for a contest (I didn't win). Personally I think that the business cards look awesome. I used graphics and such from the client's site. I ...
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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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Critique my logo please

I asked for a critique on my personal logo before and got an amazing response from you guys. thank you! So i abandoned that idea and now have created this new logo. Basically, I am a graphic ...
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Design Critique/Feedback Websites

After quite a lot of searching, I haven't really find that many websites focused on design critique, where you could just upload your work and get some responses. One of the biggest sites oriented on ...
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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 Request: CAD drafting contractor logo

I think I have convinced a client to allow me to redesign this logo as part of redesigning his website: A few pertinent pieces of input from my client: He really likes the grid layout in the ...
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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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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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How to fit a vertical headshot into a horizontal frame

I am frequently asked to make vertical headshots fit into a horizontal size, to display on my company's website. I'm often given low-quality images with sharp cuts to the person's shoulders or ...
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Stucturing information on this trade show banner

Problem I'm working on a new banner for a trade show. I want it to fulfill two aims: communicate to the passerby the benefits of using the service (its a platform that lets people build ...
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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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Are these logos too similar? [duplicate]

Hi there after finishing the logo for a sports clothing brand I thought it was too similar to something and I went looking and found this USAF logo, what do you think? The Bulldozer logo is meant to ...
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Drawing attention to this banner by using color

I am working on a banner for a startup to be displayed at events. However, I am struggling with supporting colours at the moment. The entire thing looks very dark, and I wonder if it does the job of ...
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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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How to choose a good color palette that is easy for the eyes, yet convey the deepness of the topic?

This is the map of all topics my project discusses: Click for full screen. SVG file Here are the feedback of the viewers: Person 1: The color is painful to the eyes Person 2: The graphic is quite ...
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Is this calligraphy style working for my brand?

I would like to know if the calligraphy style signature looks good and if the type face for miss graphics compliments it. Also, which colour scheme looks best. Thank you :) Miss here means mr. mrs. ...
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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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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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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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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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Opinion on the icon of the logo please :)

I am rebranding my personal work. I used to work with the name of Miss Graphics but was suggested that its too generic. I have now come up with a new concept. I would like to show Dolphin to represent ...
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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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How to display better a product on a outdoor photo, without making it look childish and unrealistic?

For my next campaign, I have to use a half back and white, half colored photo of any Indian monument (Represents our Independence Day). I also have to show 2 products --- they are EKG / ECG Machines -...
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Is this logo redesign a step in the right direction or is it better to stick with the original?

NOTE: This is a continuation from a previous question: Critique Request: CAD drafting contractor logo I've implemented some of the suggested changes from my previous for this logo redesign project, ...
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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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Critique: Typography combination for heading and subheading

I'm designing a one page website and trying different typography combinations for the headings and subheadings. I eventually chose what you see below. I'm using Open Sans for the heading and Lato ...
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Given a set of surrounding colors, how to find a good color template?

This is a map of topics the I cover in my project. The topics are segmented in different stages, and I would like to have your advice on how to color the segments. I check the color wheel to find a ...
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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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Critique: logo for a health product

I’d like to know what you guys think about the logo below, there is some debate about the feathers of the tail, they are supposed to evoke an organic feeling, but others say they seem carelessly made. ...
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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 ...