Staying on trend is pretty important in the graphic design world, At 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!

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2| Isometric Design

Combining illustration with isometric type can create cool compositions. Expect to see more isometric illustrations with large typography!

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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!

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4| Big Limbs illustration

The audience will be drawn to quirky characters illustrations. Big limbs and small head/face style will become popular!

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5| Minimalist Illustration

Expect to see more Minimalist Illustrations without facial features being used!

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6| Curve edges

Move away for hard edges, instead designers will be drawn to use curve, soft edges being as image frames!

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7| Bright Colours

Experiment with bold and bright colour combinations! Pink colour will be very trendy!

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8| Sliced Images

This abstract style, when used sparingly can create cool, fun composition and bring an boring image to life!

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9|Fluid Soft Edges

Expect more fluid soft edges used as bounding box!

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10|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!

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11|Thick Strokes

Expect to see Icons and illustrations using thick strokes! A great way to make your design stand out!

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12|Geometric shapes

Geometric shapes are popular in graphic design and it will continue to be used in 2019!

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13|Custom Hand Lettering

Digital & traditional Hand Lettering are still very popular. As we move more digital, people are also drawn to traditional hand-lettering designs!

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14|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!

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15|Gradients Mesh

Gradient colouring have always been popular! we will see designers mixing meshes with gradients in 2019!

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16|Paper Cutout

There has been a rise of digital paper cutouts style recently which will continue to be popular in 2019!

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Overall there has been a rise of 80’s and 90’s style recently in fashion, film, and art. The 80’s and 90’s kids are now the main influencers in terms of designing, buying and consuming and as a result brands will now produce products that add excitement and nostalgia for them while still appealing to the mass younger audience! If you would like to stay on trend you may want to take a look at our 365 days of creativity playlist


Are there any particular trends you are excited by? If you have enjoyed reading this post, you may be interested in a similar post on colour trends and combinations

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Shumi Perhiniak

Shumi is a self-taught graphic designer, in 2012 she took one-year sabbatical career break, where she devoted her time studying Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. In just after 6 months she started freelancing and within a year become a Certified Photoshop Expert. Over the years she worked both in-house and in agency roles as a retoucher, artworker and moved on from junior to senior design roles.

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