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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Need help making my logo stand out from the background

I would like to ask for suggestions on how to make the logo (Printzilla House) below stand out more on the pattern background. I've tried adding an oval white shape, but it seems to look a bit weird. ...
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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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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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Critique: Which of these logos best suits a custom rap song website?

Rappacy is a company that makes custom Rap songs to their clients, so the main principles on the logo would be: SOUND: Represented by the headphones and the microphone CREATION: Represented by the “...
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Critique: Is this a good way to present images and captions for research document?

I have put lots of pictures/images in my document and I would like to refer them. Below is my attemption after reading this. What do you think about the font, the alignment, the size of images, etc? ...
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How can I improve these product thumbnails?

I have these product thumbnails / images on our website that I want to look better. I especially want to improve the situation with the white space at the top. Ideally all products would have ...
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Design critique for 36“ x 24” poster announcing coffee shop re-opening

I am new to the graphic design chat here. Please provide any feedback/critique on the poster available via these links. One is on a colored background, the other is on a white background. Which is ...
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Please provide some feedback for Logo Critique

This is a logo for a pathology society. Parameters are: Symmetry. Science Colors, Blues & Greens. Connected circles representing diversity, connection, synergy. I have an entire brief and hundreds ...
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Is the heading in this webpage properly aligned?

In this webpage (see first screenshot below) is the page title (Merge PDF) properly aligned/balanced? I placed it aligned with the logo (Integrable, in the left) and the blue button, but it doesn't ...
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Did I choose a good typeface to accompany my logo?

I have a logo (the swan) and need to choose a font to accompany it. I would like to make two logos: One where the company name is under the swan logo. Another one where the swan size is similar to ...
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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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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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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 to balance text spread around a circle

I am an amateur Inkscape user designing a logo for an upcoming event. We want the logo to be circular so it can be printed on round beer mats etc. The text 'Granite' is longer than the other text '...
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How to Indicate “offline” in a “send message” icon?

I have an icon that looks like a chat bubble to send a message to a user. Now, you can send a message both to an online and offline user. I'm trying to have two different icons. Right now they are ...
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Logo design: Use different logos for different media, or use the most simple one for all purposes?

I'm currently designing a logo for one of my projects (web application). It mainly deals with navigation and is named "navio". I now have several options to choose from and realized that some that I ...
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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 a ...
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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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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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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: 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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Layout Design and Color Scheme for a Crisis Mapping Web Application

Here are a few screenshots of a web-based crisis mapping software, basically built for both governors and people. The design is somehow combined by ideas from different people, so we are interested to ...
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Critique background color / gradient to use

I'm in the process of putting a site together. I have very limited knowledge regarding Photoshop (but I am trying!!). The site is being built to display some images of mine. I'm a photographer by ...
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Critique request: Logo design for anime related products

I'm designing a logo for my small business, Taiyaki studio that will create and sell stickers and apparel - a small Japanese anime inspired company where minimal, cool and modern designs are of ...
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web dev looking for some suggestions on this amateur logo design [closed]

I'm a junior web developer. I'm actually in the process of building a personal website and I decided to design myself a logo first. This is the first logo I have designed or let alone use Illustrator, ...
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Mobile app screen visual design critique [closed]

This is a hi-fideltiy mockup of one of the mobile apps I am designing. I personally don't like the design that much. However, I cannot pinpoint the issues in some objective way for me to improve it. ...
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How to properly show depth

I'm trying to design a DIP chip with my name on it. I think the chip itself is pretty good, the texture is there, the text is nicely grainy, and the little circle is nicely depressed. However, I'm ...
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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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Seeking advice to improve the design of my productivity app

I'm developing a productivity dashboard for Google Chrome called Beautab, which has about 500 users. This is my original design, which is heavily influenced by a similar app called Momentum: And my ...
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Making this logo more coherent and unique on both sides? [closed]

The name and logo would be the basis to build a corporate and brand identity for a wholesale distribution company wanting to expand into new markets in different countries. They were developed in-...
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Critique : Feedback for portfolio website design

I'm in the early years of an aspiring web/graphic designer. The two main intentions behind creating this website were: To get some practice Use it as an online portfolio while hunting for jobs (Where ...
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Do my cloud-shaped letters work in terms of readability and recognisability?

I have the following design (in two variations): It is not final yet. Ultimately I need to show that monsoon brings rain. I will add rain elements around clouds later. My main doubt is about the ...
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Do my colors work?

I'm not much of a designer (yet), and I'm still in the learning phases. I'm not bad with Photoshop, but when it comes to color theory and typography, I'm not sure I have any idea. So, I just create ...
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Critique: Typography for my website

Here is a picture of my website (and also the link) as it is now (still under construction). I've tried various combinations in term of font size, font weight, etc. but can't find "the right" balance ...
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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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Should I accept my own redesign?

have a webapp where I make http post requests and I wanted to improve the form where users post advertisements. Now when I improved it, how do I actually measure or know that I made an "improvement"? ...
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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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Critique: Amateur looking buttons with icons?

I am working on a CMS with the feature to 'follow' and also the option to see stats. There are 2 buttons, and the stats value becomes 1.2k etc after it reaches over 1000. I have added some icons, ...
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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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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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Critique: Can you provide constructive feedback for my extreme sports website design?

Well, let me mention that is not my design, but my designers. He started it 3 days ago and I was wondering what the community thinks about it. HERE Here are two screen shots joined together to ...
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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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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 this ...
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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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Critique: how to awesomize this logo?

This is a course assignment (project) but with real client. The image shows the current logo, colourful text and the chimp as the letter "O". I tried to make the (O) chimp face like other letters but ...
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My first logo feedback

I created my first app in Android and I created a logo. The app is about tracking your football matches and then you can see statistics about them. I am not a very creative person, and I came up with ...
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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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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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Critique request: Logo design for a tech company

I am creating a logo for a tech company, Reitech. The company creates software, tools, and plugins. The company is also doing programming consulting. I am not a designer, but I like working with ...
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Door sign for Halloween in the corona crisis

I am not a professional designer. I used a tool called canva to create a door sign for this Halloween. I just want a good looking door sign because people in my household sadly are part of the risk ...

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