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7 Graphic Design Trends that Will Dominate 2021

Graphic design continues to be a competitive industry and being on top of the latest trends is critical just to be considered for a gig. Every organization differs in how far they’re willing to stray from safe design and try a new (sometimes obscure) look, but nobody wants to pay for a fresh feel that appears to have been created two years ago.

Have you considered what might be different in 2021? According to this infographic from Venngage, we can expect that there won’t be a whole lot. They believe that because of how 2020 played out, designers haven’t had a chance to take design risks. Plus, people in general are looking for a sense of calm, understanding and positivity. Therefore, they are predicting these seven specific trends to dominate:

  1. Muted colour palettes
  2. Simple data visualization
  3. Geometric shapes
  4. Flat icons and illustrations
  5. Classic serif fonts
  6. Social media slide decks
  7. Text heavy videos

Check out all of the details in the infographic below. Do you agree? Is there anything you’d add or remove?

7 Graphic Design Trends that Will Dominate 2021

Top 5 Skills All Tech Professionals Should Follow in 2021

Have you planned out your learning roadmap for the year yet? Do you know which skills you want to explore deeper, either formally or at least by following a couple extra blogs and Twitter accounts? If not, this video from David Bombal has five suggestions for you: Python, Linux, Cloud, Networking, and APIs.

Bombal believes that a lot of his career success is because he followed trends and knew which waves to ride. There is no need to become an expert in these skills but because technology is all connected, he states that you need to understand each of them to be successful at whatever it is you’re doing in the field of IT.

Want to know more? Take about 10 minutes to review the complete video below: