This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader
The future of design is going to be, point blank, amazing.
I want to preface that I am an incredibly HUGE design nerd and could go on for hours about each of these topics, so drop an email (email@example.com) if you want to nerd out with me!
There are a myriad of design categories that will greatly progress as time moves forward, but if I wrote about every single one, I’d probably bore you to death. So, in my 6 years of experience and the path that I’ve taken in my creative journey, here are 3 things that I see expanding in the future of design.
Technology, Technology, and Technology
Designers will continue to leverage technology as it continues to expand and develop new tools. This will open a whole new platform for designers and developers to utilize and express their creative concepts. With the rise of image messaging and multimedia mobile application such as Snapchat and Instagram, developers will have a huge playing field to expand their current features (Dog filter anyone? My personal favorite is the dancing hot dog).
VR is another world that will play a huge role in 3D design, motion graphics, and video. Just imagine, the first iPhone was released 10 years ago and we’ve come so far! I mean, VR Goggles in theaters? How cool would it be to be a part of an actual movie? I can finally be the minion I’ve always dreamed of! OH, idea, VR Goggles in the shape of Minion Eyes - yep, you heard it here first.
Business Acumen, Strategy, and Infographics
When I was in design school all I could ever think and breathe about is design. Colors, shapes, typography, etc. Literally, anything and everything design related I was more than likely geeking out on it. When I finally jumped into the industry, I learned very quickly that it’s not just about pretty shapes and colors. The demand for presentation and business designers has reached a whole new level in the last 5 years. Companies aren’t going to sit in front of an investor with just any plain ‘ol Power Point, they want beautifully design slides from start to finish with compelling narratives. As a creative, it is very important to understand how the business works and the company’s value proposition. If you know terms like ROI, Series ABC, EBITDA, AP, CF, P&L and you can make beautiful graphics, you’re pretty much unstoppable (How’s that for finance 101?!). It’s an ever-growing part of the industry that I love to see grow.
Data Science, Design, and Resilience
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, data is the core of most if not all businesses. We live in a world where we’re tracking data from open email rates, app usage down to what filters are being used the most. (Long live dancing hot dog). Data and feedback are constantly coming in from our end users, and while that’s great for marketing teams to know what move they need to make next, designers and developers need to become faster on their feet and rolls with the punches (as cheesy as that sounds). Delivering revised assets at lightening speed is the new norm. Think fast, designers!
And for the record, while I didn’t mention it on the list, I do think there is a future for print. Print is NOT dead, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. We may lose our traditional printing styles, but we will always need good books, magazines, zines, etc. People love touching things, period.
Those are my top 3 things! What are yours?