December 30, 2019 Graphic Design Trends That Will Become Popular in 2020

Do you think you already know the design trends that will be popular for 2020? You must learn about upcoming design trends so you can beat the competition in the graphic design market. Graphic designers should keep abreast of the times to make designs that follow the latest trends and are not considered boring. It is possible clients will ask you to revise some projects with an eye toward these latest trends.

Some popular design styles in 2019 will probably still be in demand in 2020. Therefore, you should be able to make designs that are a combination of 2019 and 2020 design trends. Here is a list of graphic design trends that will be popular in the year 2020:

1. 3D Design

In 2019 3D design progressed very rapidly thanks to applications such as Lumion, Sketchup, Blender and others. 3D design has spread across various industries ranging from architecture, animation, film, website and application design, gaming, printing and more.

If you want to make a more attractive 3D design, you can combine it with photos, shapes, and gradient-based coloring. 3D design is widely used in many industries because it is great at conveying information and considered to be very attractive.

2. Gradient

Gradient color is gaining popularity because people are getting bored with monotonous colors. If your design feels boring try adding some gradient color. Because the gradient design trend is not yet well known to the public it is still in the experimental stage. There are many ways of applying gradients, such as linear and radial.

In creating with gradient colors there are no restrictions. You can combine white with black, blue with green, orange with red, etc.. Keep experimenting to get a beautiful gradient effect.

3. Visual Deformation

Illustration and isometric designs are examples of designs that include visual deformation. In this trend shapes are not symmetrical, and this quality makes the design attractive. The theory is to put the design in a prominent position so that it attracts more attention and forces users to look more deeply into all the elements to understand the essence of the overall design. 

This theory is based on the fact that the human brain is mostly built by patterns and one of them is symmetrical images. If you create an asymmetrical design the brain automatically tends to examine deeper to find the true intentions of the design.

4. Futuristic

Futuristic design can describe what will happen in the future. With a combination of bright colors and mind blowing design elements, this type of design will always look fresh. 

Design trends like this will make people curious about the future, making this trend perfect for representing the latest products or products to be launched. You definitely don’t need to be afraid to apply this design trend to the project that you are working on.

5. Minimalism

Minimalist design trends are growing in popularity every year, even in website design and application, which were recently known to have a full display design with many design elements. Minimalist design considers the use of colors that are not excessive and provides sufficient white space in the design.

6. Over-Sized Hand Lettering

Typography is an important element that is almost always present in graphic design as it is suitable for conveying messages. The typographic trend that will continue to develop is to make typography in the form of larger handwriting or typography that dominates the space of a design. This trend can be applied to print and digital designs.

7. Bold and Contrasting Colors

In 2020 there will be a trend of design dominated by bright and bold colors. Designs like this will make your work stand out and attract the attention of clients. If you are not accustomed to making designs that include contrasting and bold colors, then check out some references to design trends like this on dribble or behance.

8. Augmented Reality

The combination of graphic design and augmented reality is a very amazing thing. AR will help the user’s experience of your design to be better and more fun. Instead of commands or 2D, information on AR will show directly through your device. Design trends combined with AR will continue to develop in 2020.

9. Duotone

Duotone replaces the role of black and white in graphic design. Designs using duotone tend to be colorful and futuristic, making them more interesting to look at. One weakness of duotone is that people who see this design may need more time to understand its intent.

Well, there you have some of  the graphic design trends that are predicted to be popular in 2020, making them suitable for your projects. Be prepared to be a designer who creates the freshest and best work in 2020.


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