Digital & Graphic Design Trends of 2018

Design moves at lightspeed. Looking back even a year or two at digital design trends that have come and gone is a great way to get a feel for how quickly consumer tastes and needs evolve. Looking forward into the coming year to anticipate emerging design trends is both telling and exciting.

The design team at Coastal Creative forecasts that design in 2018 will be all about combining elements of different mediums to create striking contrasts: three-dimensional aesthetics on two-dimensional screens, photographs overlaid with vectors, flat illustrations with thoughtful movements built-in.

Though contrast may be the keyword, many of these trends draw attention to the blurring distinction between the real and electronic worlds. From Snapchat filters to I-can’t-believe-that’s-not-a-photograph CGI, we all consume a ton of content that pushes at this border between digital and analog. It makes sense that design would seek to play with and replicate this ever-shrinking distinction through the aesthetics of contrast.

To see examples of the design trends you’re bound to see more of in 2018, check out Coastal Creative’s annual design trends infographic below.


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