All posts tagged critique

Need a short-term creative director or visuals editor? Here’s how that works

[Looking for traditional redesign help? Start here.] Expanding on recent client interest, in addition to traditional redesign consulting I’m now offering two new services: guest creative direction, and remote design editing and production. These may be of particular benefit to smaller publications, who may need these services but have limited need or budget for full-time staff to take them on. […]




Prototyping a startup newspaper?
Here are 5 free tips to do it right

[Sample pages from a 28-page prototype of the Rocky shared publicly today. To peruse the entire thing and offer your own opinions, click here.] [Dec. 9, 2014] Just across the Twitter has come news that “Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz is exploring the possibility of reviving the Rocky Mountain News.” Hurrah, one might think! Someone believes in the power […]




Design Critique: From global warming to teen suicide, important topics

[LAST OF A THREE-PART SERIES CRITIQUING NEWSPAPERS OF INDIA] Our third installment of the special series of India newspaper critiques comes via submissions from Suresh N, Senior Visualiser for the Vijay Karnataka daily newspaper (in the regional language of Kannada) at Bangalore, Karnataka state in India. Hello, Suresh! Example 1: “This page is about global […]




Design Critique: Lots of visuals … too many?

[SECOND OF A THREE-PART SERIES CRITIQUING NEWSPAPERS OF INDIA] Sajeev Kumar, Visual Editor of Kerala Kaumudi, the daily newspaper in the Malayalam language in Kerala, India, sent several pages for our critique discussion. Years ago I encountered, with much trepidation, the challenge of doing newspaper critiques in a language that I could not read or […]




Design Critique: From India, in living colour

[FIRST OF A THREE-PART SERIES CRITIQUING NEWSPAPERS OF INDIA] First up in our offer for free critiques for newspapers from India (limited time only!) comes this submission from Arindam Biswas, of Anandabazar Patrika newspaper in Kolkata, circulation “more than 10 lacs. It’s the No.1 regional daily in Kolkata.” Describing the page, Arindam tells me: “It’s […]




Shopping your design portfolio?
Free critiques offered here

[Note: After 2009, email ron@ronreason.com to inquire about availability of this offer.] For the third time in a week I’ve been contacted by former students, designers or clients who are – surprise – in the market for a job, wanting my thoughts on their portfolios. Yep, times are tough. To help out, I’m offering free […]