Design Trends to Leave and Embrace in 2017

From your favorite small-time, local podcast to the mocha-peddling monolith you frequent for non-fat cinnaspice lattes, every brand relies on design. Regardless of size, industry or language, the visual medium never loses its importance, and it’s something that we, as creatives, pay special attention to at every opportunity. Yes, we’re the annoying people who overanalyze every website page, direct-mail piece and email we receive.

Design Trends

Though you may not be as obsessed with it as we are, chances are, you know good design when you see it. You can’t quite place what makes a website “cool” or an e-mail design compelling, but it has that unmistakable quality; it just works. 2016 was full of design trends that made it work all year long, but we’ve got a new year coming and with a new year comes new beginnings (that’s the saying, right?). So let’s take a look back so we can go forward in new and inspiring ways.

Design Trends Looking a Bit Long in the Tooth

Some designs are timeless; others, not so much. When trying to come up with a list of “bad” design trends, it’s actually a bit of a tall order. The truth is, what we may deem “bad” is actually just a style that’s become so ubiquitous it’s become tired.

Here are a few design choices that we may want to put to bed:

Sans Serif Fonts

Image via: DesignModo–https://designmodo.com/geometric-sans-serif-fonts/

Chalkboard

Again, none of the above are inherently bad–just something we’ve seen a lot of over the last year or two. Let’s go into 2017 with a fresh eye, and some new approaches.

Design Trends That Leave Us Hungry for More

These trends are either new additions or older favorites making a comeback in 2017.

Irregular Grid

Image via UnbornInk

80s Design

Image via Write Sketch &

Like synthesizers and vinyl, today’s played out design trends may just resurface in a few short years, renewed for a new generation to make them their own. Until then, we suggest you take on 2017 with some fresh design inspiration and willingness to try something a little outside the box. What comes out may just surprise you.

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Findsome & Winmore is a Classic Digital Marketing Agency, located in Orlando, FL. We specialize in helping clients find and win customers through social media marketing, web development, mobile app creation, and branding.

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