One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of each year is to explore the predicted graphic trends. I typically refer to Adobe, Pantone, and Shutterstock as my top sources. This year there seems to be a focus on the continued use of flat and minimal layouts (a favorite trend of mine), bright, invigorating colors and personal peace/tranquility. Quite a “cover-all-bases” set of graphic trends, right?
The flat, minimal layout that has been a popular design and UI style since 2015 has influenced some of my designs. For example, a logo I designed for Rankin County Chamber of Commerce is simple, organic and flat. My approach of this style as “less is more” reminds me of just returning to the basics. Even my personal brand color scheme seen throughout my site is the good ole primary colors: red, yellow and blue.