The media world is forever having to adapt to new advances in technology. At Red Onion we like to keep abreast of these changes by keeping an eye on the very latest trends. Red Onion provides a wide range of design services


Top 5… Graphic Design Trends 2022

November 2, 2021Trends

Introducing our annual look at forthcoming graphic design trends.  Here’s our inspirational top picks to look out for in 2022… 1. Bright Geometric Colour Designers are often working out how to cut through the visual clutter. One way is to par back graphic tricks, instead providing impact with simple bold colour and shape. 2.  Responsive … Read More


Printed Magazines During a Pandemic. Filling the Void.

April 4, 2020Magazine knowledge, 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


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


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


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


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


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


Disappearing brands from homepages

January 8, 2014Trends

Has anyone else noticed the gradual shrink or even disappearance of logo’s and branding on mainstream websites? We have. Branding is getting increasingly underplayed. Is this because users are reacting against over-branding – or does it somehow make the brands look ‘cool’. It also suggests a certain confidence in the fact that users already know … Read More