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The UK's leading magazine design company

Welcome to Red Onion Design. If you require a new magazine designer, you’ve come to the right place. Yes, we love magazines! From consumer to business and everything in between, we’ve worked for many well known magazine brands and created several from scratch, plus refreshed and re-designed older print publications. We work closely with companies, often with communication and marketing teams to understand your strategic aims, and present you with new ideas and visual approaches. We can research images, brief photographers, provide infographics and put together memorable layouts and covers – aimed clearly at your target readership. We're magazine experts that provide personal phone and email support for the duration of each and every project. This website is full of tips and design ideas, so please take the time to look around.

We'd love to help on your next project. Call us on 07803 085 360 or email [email protected]

Select projects to find out more

CGMA magazine cover

2018, Business and finance and tech, Business magazines
CGMA magazine cover

Phaidon Companion digital magazine layouts

2016, Business magazines, Travel and food, View more...
Phaidon Companion digital magazine layouts

The Guinness Partnership

2015, 2016, Business magazines, Culture and people, View more...
The Guinness Partnership

Welsh specialist wedding magazine layout ideas

2016, Consumer magazines, Women's lifestyle
Welsh specialist wedding magazine layout ideas

Country Living Bookazine

2015, Consumer magazines, Homes and interiors, View more...
Country Living Bookazine

Wentworth Golf Club customer magazine layouts

2016, Business magazines, Sport, View more...
Wentworth Golf Club customer magazine layouts

Editorial design checklist

Successful design tips for your printed publication

Magazine designers

Take time to ensure your magazine is accurately designed, and it looks great whilst fulfilling any type of brief! You need to employ a magazine artwork professional.

Choosing typefaces

Ensure you have an eye for detail, and make sure your fonts always look good. Red Onion can work within your brand guidelines – or introduce new outstanding typography

Editorial photographer

Choose photographers who understand print, and make your project totally bespoke. We'll help you write photography briefs if working with ours, or your own photographer – so together we get just what's needed.

Picture Research

You need to hunt down the best images you can. We can negotiate with the top end high budget agencies, or work with the best low budget picture libraries

Publishing experience

It's mixing together all the elements to make a success. Red Onion has worked on many, many magazines and understand the mechanics of what makes a great product.

Magazine layouts

Take care to create a publication that's absolutely perfect. Make sure artwork is tailored exactly to your requirements. We're ready to listen at every single step of the way

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Let us know what we can do for you


We believe a magazine is a PRINTED product. An online magazine in our opinion is a WEBSITE. Red Onion often supports communication teams who like to write the majority of their own content – but who need an external design company to put together the visuals. Our print designers can help with all aspects of your publication. If you're looking for any type of contract publishing, fill in our custom quote form and tell us more!

Your Guinness Magazine Cover 2017 holding award


We create consumer and business, corporate, customer and client magazines. We are also experienced with internal communication, membership, charity magazines and many more. Our specialisms are lifestyle, travel, homes and interiors, fashion and beauty – though we provide strategic advice to anything you care to think of. Give us a try!

Find out about our contract publishing services

We write and edit features too