Working Together During the Covid-19 Outbreak

March 17, 2020Resources

Our response: Outsource your design Life and business has to go on. A potential head start we all have over the spread of a deadly virus is technology. As a company, Red Onion are used to working remotely on projects for clients. We use email, phone and video calling to keep in constant contact with … Read More


Top 5… Graphic Design Trends 2020

September 23, 2019Trends

The ways in which we consume visual media continue to change at an exciting rate. As graphic design evolves, here’s our pick of the top trends to look out for into 2020…   1. Distortion We’re bombarded with visual stimulus on a daily basis and we’re now starting to see this interpreted in everyday design … Read More


Brand Brexit On The World Stage

September 10, 2019Trends

  I’m sure you’re as tired as we are of hearing about Brexit. Now seems like a good time to take a look at the mass of visual clutter associated with leaving the EU, and how this contributes to the way the UK is being perceived worldwide. Unfortunately some of these items will probably help … Read More


Contracts. What are you signing away?

April 25, 2019Resources

We’re seeing an increasing trend towards asking designers and design companies to sign written contracts and agreements. Graphic designers need to be wary of this and be equipped with a basic knowledge of the pros and cons of signing something, even if it’s unavoidable. First and foremost, remember the contract will always be written to … Read More


What is an Integrated Design Agency?

April 19, 2019Trends

When thinking about the services Red Onion offer, the current best description would be integrated. We’re ultimately about communicating ideas through graphic design in lots of different ways. What is an integrated designer? An integrated designer is a person that can provide an array of design solutions, using and adapting to the wide range of … Read More


Why were these magazines for young people so successful?

April 13, 2019Magazine knowledge

  Spring 2019 sees the last issue printed of this popular magazine, which had been published continuously for over 30 years. It’s the end of an era for the Become charity. It’s time to celebrate some of the amazing layouts that have been in Become (formerly Who Cares? Magazine) and Become Junior magazine. Two national magazines … Read More


What to consider with digital magazines

November 18, 2018Website knowledge

Are you a publisher with an eye on the latest trends in magazine design, production and distribution? Do you want to create a magazine that crosses the media boundaries and reaches a well-targeted audience? If so, what’s the best way for you to go about this? We’ve looked at some of the issues to consider, and it’s … Read More



Red Onion has a new office!

November 11, 2018Resources

We’ve got a new office. We’ve moved out of The Treehouse in Balham. We’re now based at Idea Space London, in a bustling area just 10 minutes walk from Clapham Junction mainline train station. It’s a small and stylish creative hub with bright, airy meeting rooms, and cosy break-out areas with comfortable sofas and chairs. … Read More


New edition of Diabetes UK magazine

October 24, 2018Magazine knowledge

The new edition of My Life magazine has landed. Red Onion worked closely with the editorial team at Diabetes UK to put together the design of this latest edition of the annual. It’s to engage with children who have Diabetes. My Life has a bright, busy and lively design, with colourful bespoke illustrations. It immerses readers … Read More


Top 5… Graphic Design Trends 2019

October 14, 2018Trends

As we approach the tail end of 2018, it’s time to see what trends are coming through in the media and look ahead to 2019. Red Onion presents some of the most noticeable graphic design styles, and our projections for the coming year.  The ideas span Print, TV, Online and Fashion and as designers look to … Read More


Why design companies use fruit and veg names

October 12, 2018Trends

Is this really a thing you ask. Well yes, it is. I realised this when a pitch I went to, and unfortunately subsequently lost, ended up being won by a company called…. well let’s just say, they were another dark red vegetable! Then to my dismay, that evening on tv, in the black comedy Inside … Read More