January is almost over. Have you been sticking to your New Year’s resolutions?
Aside from personal goals like losing a few extra pounds or taking up a new hobby, many people set goals for themselves at work. If you’re someone in a creative industry, then you are undoubtedly concerned with staying on top of the latest design trends (and probably want to start a few of your own).
In general, Google’s Material Design is going to inform many of the trends for 2017. For example, designs are going to be flat and organized, with a focus on functionality and intuitiveness. Colors are going to be bold, unexpected and vibrant.
Google Fonts are also going to play a big role in design this year, because of their compatibility across multiple platforms. Odds are, a lot of the fonts you’re going to be seeing will be from Google.
A fair number of the design trends we’re going to be seeing this year are continuations of trends that started to crop up last year. For example, last year we saw a lot of brands using original illustrations in their ads and site content. That trend is going to carry on into this year, with more brands wanting to show their fun and playful side.
Venngage, a graphic design software, created an infographic of eight graphic design trends to watch in 2017: