How to design an infographic

October 10, 2018Infographics knowledge

What makes a good infographic? You have to know who it’s for, be clear on your message, and create something that looks great. Read our top 10 tips about putting together an infographic for your company using examples directly from Red Onion Design, who provide the best in data visualisation. Here goes…   1. Think … Read More


14 steps to take BEFORE publishing a blog post

October 9, 2018Website knowledge

Here we suggest 14 important steps to take, yes 14 hoops to jump through, BEFORE publishing your blog post. This mainly centres around WordPress, but can work for any online publishing software.  It used to be so simple to write a blog post, but now there’s a lot more to consider if you want people … Read More


How to create a responsive logo

October 2, 2018Website knowledge

In this post we want to share with you how we branded a new app using a range of logos based upon the same visual concept, rather than using one single design. Getting brand stand-out is never easy, and with multiple channels showing your logo, it’s important to think differently. Therefore Red Onion created a … Read More


New set of stunning university brochures

September 2, 2018Reports and Brochures

We’re delighted to announce the completion of 4 incredible brochures produced by Red Onion Design on behalf of the University of Essex. We worked with various members of the internal communications team to cover the themes of partnerships, alumni, human rights and data. The booklets run from 24 to 36 pages and are printed on … Read More


Always listening to readers

August 14, 2018Trends

It’s really important to understand your target audience. In the case of Become magazine, for the leading UK charity for children in care, readers come together to discuss the magazine. It also has a panel of young editors that help set the direction of the title (pictured below). Along with the Become comms team, Red … Read More


Red Onion publication wins international award

June 16, 2018Reports and Brochures

A publication we designed for the University of Essex showcasing their expertise in analytics and data science has won recognition in the annual Circle of Excellence Awards. Organised by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), these international awards recognise outstanding work in communications plus advancement services, alumni relations, fundraising and marketing. This … Read More


We’ve improved our editorial section

May 10, 2018Content knowledge

Red Onion offers specialist editorial services – feature writing, research, editing, subbing, proofing etc. We’ve updated the Editorial and Design section on our website with more information and case studies. See examples of our work for the giant oil and gas company Petrofac, and for the nationwide housing association Circle Housing. The page is topped off … Read More


Brochures prove invaluable

May 8, 2018Reports and Brochures

We’re delighted to hear about the success of a range of promotional items we created for ASI Healthcare – including four brochures, an A4 folder, forms, and advertising. Red Onion introduced new font branding and followed existing colourways. The design needed to be high-end and clear to read. The client said: “Thanks again for your … Read More


Success for campaign

May 8, 2018Website knowledge

One of our favourite clients, the charity Become – has won the Your UK Parliament Community Campaigner Award  for their youth outreach project – Passport to Parliament. Red Onion designed the logo and various social media assets. Natasha Finlayson, Chief Executive of Become, said: “As the leading charity for children in care and care leavers … Read More


40 years of Star Wars magazine covers

November 29, 2017Magazine knowledge

Star Wars has infiltrated western culture in so many ways. Here we take a quick look back at how the film has been portrayed on magazine covers over the last 40 years. From A New Hope in 1977 to The Last Jedi in 2017. 1970s/80s People Weekly was one of the first mainstream titles to … Read More


Junior Freelance Graphic Designer Required

September 6, 2017Resources

We are looking for a Junior Graphic Designer around one day a week. You can be at foundation level, or up to degree level. You must have a reasonably good grasp of indesign, and some photoshop.  You would need to live very local to one of our offices in Carshalton Beeches in South London. We … Read More


Red Onion redesign wins international award

June 15, 2017Magazine knowledge

We’re delighted to hear that a magazine designed by Red Onion has received an international award. Unbeknownst to us, our client entered the title into the “Magazine Publishing Improvement” category of the 2017 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards. We competed with education establishments around the world, several with bigger budgets and bigger teams. The yearly … Read More