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New "professional" branding perceived as "dull"

I think the perception of dullness is largely attributed to the lack of color in the new splash screen. I like your approach of epuration (I learned that word today), so my suggestion would be to just ...
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What exactly makes this logo a design failure such that viewers cannot decipher the company's name?

Eye movement Regardless of whether a language employs left-to-right or right-to-left reading, in order for a word, any word, to be comprehended easily you can't ask the reader to "zig zag" ...
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New "professional" branding perceived as "dull"

I think this question is a bit broad. And I also think "polling" laymen or users for "what do you think of my logo" is always a very bad idea. "Design by committee" often ...
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New "professional" branding perceived as "dull"

I know my first post is a bit "controversial" but I am not the type of guy that just says "that does not work". Here is a rough process to show how a lot of decisions has to be made. This is going ...
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Why do these angles look weird in my logo?

Quite frankly, the main problem is that the angles are weird. Specifically, you have a bit of an Escherian inconsistency in what the green stripes actually represent. Let's start from the basic idea ...
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Critique of timeline aesthetic

The purpose of a timeline is to show how the dots (or events in your case) break the line, so no need to squeeze the dots inside the line. Also adding bananas or cherries at the ends of the line and a ...
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What exactly makes this logo a design failure such that viewers cannot decipher the company's name?

I somewhat disagree with the existing answers and think the fundamental problems are these: The d has lost too many properties fundamental to a d and the Latin alphabet in general: The bowl is too ...
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Why do these angles look weird in my logo?

Other's have covered all the various angles on the right.... Whether or not you want perspective is your choice. It's a visual decision and it will alter the impression of the mark. So that's your ...
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How to fit a vertical headshot into a horizontal frame

#3. Get your client to see the benefits of a proper photoshoot After years of doing your #1 i finally managed to introduce an updated design for my clients' company profile, website and corporate ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I think without knowing what tools did what, what shortcuts did what, and how to do simple things such as reverse the fill/stroke, the gif may be lacking in detail for inexperienced users. There's ...
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How can I make this logo look more obviously like an icing bag and a crown?

Just to address the icon part of this, building on existing answers and adding a few things. I think the devil is in the details here. Quick blown-up sketch (n.b. the ratio of tip/bag is currently not ...
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What would be a less distracting background for white?

It's not distracting Personally I don't think it is distracting. And white background profile pictures are ubiquitous. Especially since companies want to keep visual similarity between their team, ...
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Critique - Logo design for a beer brewery

Is the angles in the "Æ" too sharp? (See α in below image), making it too difficult to read the logo as an "Æ"? Yes, I have a very difficult time reading the logo with the Æ at that angle. It is ...
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How to politely accept colleagues' critiques without implementing any/all of it?

cri•tique noun a detailed analysis and assessment of something, especially a literary, philosophical, or political theory. verb evaluate (a theory or practice) in a detailed and analytical way. "...
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Critique logo for a lyrics website

The reality is that it honestly doesn't matter what anyone sees in the shapes. There's no rule or "law" stating logos must be literal as they relate to the company when viewed. Ambiguity is not always ...
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Critique - Logo design for a beer brewery

I see a few issues... Æ is not a commonly known, or pronounced, glyph - at least in the US. Yes, you see it at times, but it's not really that familiar to many people. For a logo which ideally would ...
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How can I improve card design?

This is a small item, so avoid filling precious whitespace by containing every element into its own separate box. Instead, break the design down into 2 sections for better separation between the top ...
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Critique logo for a lyrics website

I also saw a heart, breaking up at the bottom. I would suggest not breaking the B, and containing the mountains within it. A quick and dirty redraw below. I's advise also to keep working on the ...
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Why do these angles look weird in my logo?

If I look isolated at the top of the house the angles of the lines seem to be geometrically correct: That doesn't mean they are optically correct. The two upper lines look like they are too long. You ...
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Suggestions on how to improve logo

Overall it's a solid, fairly well defined, image. Even at smaller sizes it holds up for the most part: There is no "F" implied. With a gun to my head I might be able to say there's a reversed "E" in ...
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Critique: How can I more clearly represent overlapping relationships in this chart

Based upon zero information abut the actual process involved.... I would simplify a great deal. All that's needed is a single arrow path. This shows boxes 1-6 must go to LOREM, then IPSUM, then on ...
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How to make the network graph more balanced?

It's difficult to answer questions like this because they are opinion based. However I am prepared to give you an answer with the proviso that this is just my personal opinion. Feel free to completely ...
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