Friday, December 16, 2016

Latest Graphic Design trends for 2017

Graphic design is all around us, in an innumerable of forms, both on screen and in print, is a skill of using a combination of text and images which can be further used advertisements, books, magazines and much more. 
In India, Graphic Design is considered as a beneficial career option nowadays. Students can choose a wide range of programs in the field of Graphic Design. Different job profiles in this field are –
  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Directors
  • Brand identity designer
  • Logo Designer
  • Layout artist
  • Flash Designers
  • Art Workers etc.
An individual can pursue career as a graphic designer in
  • advertising agencies
  • marketing firms
  • design studios
  • educational institutes
  • exhibits and displays
  • Publishers and manufacturers
  • Media Organizations
As 2016 comes to an end, 2017 offers graphic designers new options when it comes to latest Graphic Design Trends. While many of 2016’s graphic design trends are still as popular as ever, there are a few new ones which are exceptional and making their way designer’s minds. In the article we have listed 7 latest Graphic Design Trends for 2017 which should not be missed out.

1. Modern Retro Style
Modern-retro style has been around for a while now. 2016 saw the modern-retro design rising through the ranks of popularity and has been used in
  • packaging
  • web design
  • company logos
The Modern-retro style’s usage will continue in 2017 too.
2. Responsive Logos
Responsive logos have been designed for selection of formats and different scales available to users.
  • With different type of smart devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops etc.) available every day, the use of responsive logo will continue to become more relevant in 2017.
3. Hand Drawn Images
Illustrated images are great way of giving a human element to graphic design. They can be used in a variety of designs, but are becoming more popular as a way of explaining and illustrating more complex problems or instructions.
  • 2017 will likely to use these types of hand drawn images which are popular amongst consumers.
4. Modular Layouts
Modular layouts function is to break up a text into manageable chunks. Instead of using a long block of text, graphic designers have discovered that making the information manageable makes more people want to interact with it.
  • Modular design looks very professional and can be a great management tool. More minimalist designs will be used in 2017.
5. Bold Photography
The design with a mix of bold and sleek text with images which fascinate the viewer is one of the trends which Graphic Designers will be using in 2017 too.
  • The text and photography when combined together create some great contrasts and brilliant borders.
6. Focus on Animation
Animation has played a key role in our digital interfaces, and there’s no reason to think that will decline in 2017.
  • In fact, designers take help from various visual tools which can help them build engaging animations. They will become more prominent in the year 2017.
7. Use of Minimalism
Minimalism’s focus is on simplicity and functionality has led to is adoption in many brands and design trends.
  • Minimalist design can be recognized by a framework that is simple in nature. Only necessary elements for functionality are involved in the design.
  • Elements such as color and typography are also used with an emphasis on simplicity. Details and space are design factors that really rule the aesthetic.
For example: Apple has opted for this “Less is more” idea, along with Google who has used ‘material design’. With its increasing popularity, it looks like minimalism is here to stay for 2017.

It would appear that the future of graphic design is heading towards a focus on making information accessible as quickly and easily as possible. However, diverse styles suit diverse brands and attract different people. Trends are a great way to see popularity, but make sure that it fits with the brand before applying it. Even the most exciting trends won’t add zeal to your designs if you don’t apply them well. 
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