Top 5… Graphic Design Trends 2017

March 7, 2017Trends

These things are so this year. We present our top 5 graphic design trends you may or may not have noticed already. Woah, they are so hot…!   1. Light typefaces Forget ‘in your face’ big and bold – it’s all about light and dainty. Don’t hard sell to your customers, give them the lighter touch. … Read More


Tell us what you think of our new-look website!

March 3, 2017Content knowledge

Red Onion has grown. We’re now bigger, and hopefully of course, better. The new look allows us to have dedicated pages for our wide range of design specialisms. Also, the capabilities of WordPress are forever improving, and now was the time to update. Not all areas are fully-functional, so we’ll be introducing new pages as … Read More


Success for new university alumni magazine

December 14, 2016Content knowledge, Magazine knowledge

We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with the University of Essex to produce their alumni magazine, Essex Effect. Red Onion fought off strong competition to redesign the title. The objective was to engage with the wide age range, and diverse interests of the alumni readership – whilst taking on board the strong and evolving … Read More



Hub, Hub, Hooray!

June 7, 2016Content knowledge

This week Red Onion is at the Hearst Creative Hub – along with some very talented designers. An excellent hard-working team, and a lot of fun. It’s situated in the heart of London’s trendy Soho district.


How to create a responsive Adobe Muse website

May 11, 2016Website knowledge

*Update: As of March 2018, Adobe Muse is no longer being developed Adobe Muse CC 2015 is software that allows designers to create visually impressive websites with very little coding knowledge. It also has the added benefit of parallax scrolling – where items on the webpage move or animate as the user scrolls down or up. … Read More


Why the new CBBC logo matters

March 16, 2016Resources

When mainstream logos undergo a redesign it often creates an uproar. One Daily Mail reader said of the revamped CBBC logo: “Why oh why do we the tax payer need to spend money on rebranding an already great logo. Why does it need to be changed?” They are of course missing the point. Children’s television … Read More


Phaidon launches travel magazine

December 17, 2015Magazine knowledge, Website knowledge

Red Onion worked closely with the team at Phaidon to create this digital magazine. In the mix were Creative Director Andy Cowles, Editor Mat Smith and Publisher Inca Waddell. The project was unique as it utilised a double-page cover (both a landscape and portrait version), which is perfect for the online platform – and rarely … Read More


Red Onion uses video to promote print

December 15, 2015Content knowledge

It’s a first for Red Onion as we combine our video-making and print skills to create a well-rounded social media campaign. We designed a captivating booklet aimed at 12 to 18 year olds – and we were thinking of a way to build excitement about it. This is where Keynote OSX came in – it … Read More



Top 5… Reasons a print magazine rivals digital

September 24, 2015Magazine knowledge

It’s of course important to engage with your readers across all media platforms, but on this occasion let’s quickly focus on the benefits of print magazines. Let’s go… 1 It’s a great way to connect with your readers. If you’ve got lots of staff in your company (for example) this is a great way to … Read More