Staying on trend is pretty important in the graphic design world, Yes we feel that trends are nothing new, chances are everything has already been done before but they simply re-emerge every 20 to 30 years later into a modern contemporary style!
With so many cool trends evolving here are some Graphic Design Trends Predictions for 2019!
1. Motion design
There will be a rise of motion design which will be used for communication in illustrations, logos, websites, UI/UX and social media marketing!
2. Isometric Design
Combining illustration with isometric type can create cool compositions. Expect to see more isometric illustrations with large typography!
3. 80’s and 90’s
80’s and 90’s inspired designs will continue to influence the design world. Expect more bright colours, geometric shapes and retro graphics!
4. Minimalist illustration
Expect to see more Minimalist Illustrations without facial features being used!
5. Curve edges
Move away from hard edges, instead designers will be drawn to use curve, soft edges being as image frames!
6. Bright colours
Experiment with bold and bright colour combinations! Pink colour will be very trendy!
7. Sliced images
This abstract style, when used sparingly can create cool, fun composition and bring an boring image to life!
8. Fluid soft edges
Expect more fluid soft edges used as bounding box!
9. Noisy textures
Using noisy textures will add depth to your artwork and will be popular in illustrations as it can be used to add shadow, highlight and depth!
10. Thick strokes
Expect to see Icons and illustrations using thick strokes! A great way to make your design stand out!
11. Geometric shapes
Geometric shapes are popular in graphic design and it will continue to be used in 2019!
12. Custom hand lettering
Digital & traditional handlettering are still very popular. As we move more digital, people are also drawn to traditional handlettering designs!
13. Mixed media design
Mobile apps such as Procreate makes it easy and faster to combine photos and illustrations together to create fun mixed- media compositions!
14. Gradients mesh
Gradient colouring have always been popular! we will see designers mixing meshes with gradients in 2019!
15. Paper Cutout
There has been a rise of digital paper cutouts style recently which will continue to be popular in 2019!
Have you been using any of these styles in your own work?
By Shumi Perhiniak