Red Onion provides editorial design for magazines. We have years of experience designing outstanding products from luxury high-end titles, to mainstream consumer and customer magazines… We consider ourselves one of the best contract publishers in the UK. Read about editorial design here.


Using Colour Sparingly in Design

February 1, 2021Editorial design

We’d like to welcome Chevening to the Red Onion ranks. Chevening is a global academic awards program, supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations. We created this brand new magazine from scratch and we’d like to share with you some insight into the design decisions that were made. We used … Read More


Printed Magazines During a Pandemic. Filling the Void.

April 4, 2020Editorial design, Trends

In the midst of a pandemic, businesses and employees are looking for ways to continue to prosper. One of the effects of social distancing is that people can feel very isolated – and that’s where traditional media can step in. These days people are increasingly turning to digital media for their entertainment and information, but … Read More


Why were these magazines for young people so successful?

April 13, 2019Editorial design

  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


Difference between a brochure and magazine

November 12, 2018Editorial design

It may initially seem obvious what sets a brochure apart from a magazine, but from a design point of view the line can be very fine. While it’s tricky applying a blanket rule, here we present several key differences and similarities between the design of a brochure and the design of a magazine.   1. Price … Read More


New edition of Diabetes UK magazine

October 24, 2018Design case studies, Editorial design

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