Nancy Ciolek, chair of the Graphic Design department at Rochester Institute of Technology, shared these seven rising design trends you should look for from your graphic artist clients in Volume 4, Issue 3 of Energy Magazine:

      1. The “color of the year” by Pantone (“Marsala” shown above) has become a meme in the past – so you can expect to see it a lot this next year


      2. Less complex designs (think: simpler, but done well)


      3. Self-designed typefaces, hand-written type and calligraphy


      4. Simplicity in package design solutions


      5. The resurgence of letterpress typography


      6. Infographics – everyone has gotten on the bandwagon to do more effective information design


      7. Return of “flatness” instead of “3D” in screen designs and apps

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