The Next Big Thing in Design-land …!

Ideas are the true currency of this next century. ~ Anonymous

Since Siri was introduced in 2010, the world has been increasingly enamored with voice interfaces. When we need to adjust the thermostat, we ask Alexa. If we want to put on a movie, we ask the remote to search for it. When we need our PC to look something up or schedule some notes into our calendar, we ask Cortana.

According to current research, there will roughly 36+ million voice-enabled devices reported for duty in our homes by the end of 2020. I know … WOW, right?!?!

After analyzing these results on a grander scale, it brought me to the thought of how quickly the land of design has also been expanding. (I am not too fond of predictions as feel it gets in the way of my digital digestion and clogs my creativity pipes!) While 2019 was filled with really some huge trends, such as: 3D design and typography, Art Deco layouts, Buxom serifs, open compositions, warm and moody colour palettes and isometric design, just to name a few ….It’s time to start thinking about what’s literally just around the corner. 2020!


Here’s the list of predictions that have come about to prepare us for the next big things in design-land …

Interactive Design:

AI/UI/UX designs may seem like old news to you but the truth of the matter is that this trend is just ramping up. So, you better buckle in and enjoy the ride. But a twist on interaction is that animated elements are on the up n’ coming list for the years to come. That means no more straight-lined or sliding page transitions. This trend is all about user interactions with the pieces we create and share with the online world. #TheNeedForExpression

I don’t know about you but if someone creates a genius site or platform that allows me to play with things or view interactive objects, I am much more likely to stay around a bit longer as opposed to a site that just  offers scrolling and page slides! 


Visual Deformation:

We all know by now that good design attracts a lot of attention. And by good design I mean visuals that hold one’s attention span. One’s that just grab us and do not allow us to look away because things are just too interesting.

Our brains are built on patterns but ones that are symmetrical. So, if those design “rules” are violated our brains won’t allow us to look away as we as human being need to examine and understand exactly what’s going on as well as the intended message.  This adds engagement and playfulness in the graphical elements.


3D … Everything:

Everything around us is 3D and we over the past few years have now had the ability to print as such, so why shouldn’t our designs follow suit. This form has proved itself as quite a stable and persistent trend and as we move forward in years, we are definitely going to be seeing a lot more of it. Projects created by imaginatively creative individuals all over the world are starting to make this connection. Films, drawings, logos and even graffiti are all becoming more voluminous. Luckily for us, technologies are evolving quite quickly allowing designers, like myself, to create amazing 3D masterpieces in order to immerse audiences.

Futuristic Patterns:

Remember back in 1999 when everyone thought the world was going to end once the clock struck midnight and we rolled into the year 2000? Well, we never broke, and the world didn’t end. And, the future of design is finally rolling back around the idea of adding futuristic designs back in play. Our devices are already there and growing fast and furiously so in reality our designs should reflect such as well. Adding this trend to your business brand (depending on your niche of course) will pull you out of the corner and make you more visible as what you’re showcasing will be truly unique.



Maxi typography is an inseparable part of graphic design and will more than likely stay for years while other typographic trends fade away quite quickly. However, a minimalistic approach to design is setting in all the while working nicely with maxi forms of text.

Maxi Typography + Minimalistic Design = Impact

One of the main principles of design is to attract the audience’s attention is 8 seconds or less. Minimalism is aimed at the implementation of this exact principle. We force attention on the main elements that gets our key message across to the user. However, playing in a land of minimalism also comes with a limited number of colors. But on the contrary, several shades – beyond black and white – are increasingly being added to create a depth and happy playfulness creating great impactful design.


Vivid Colours:

Let’s face it, us as creators and our visitors are completely bored with plain web pages, mobile apps, posters, logos, etc. In the upcoming years, colours is going to take a stand and become more front and center. And I’m not talking warm and moody shades of green or blue. I’m talking colours that are bright and have huge personality. Which ones again brings a futuristic feeling to the overall designs making you feel as though you are in an alternative universe.

However, don’t turn your nose at that idea quite yet as dark is also fashionable right now. It’s all about shades of black in an elegant fashion combined with minimalistic accents.

Wait … don’t go yet!

Before you head off on your day now that your brain is rolling around with all the new up n’ coming goodies, I wanted to share with you a like-minded article, created and shared by Adrien Book, on “Next Big things” in Tech. Just click the photo below to read his article. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it … “Smart Dust” … like, get real. LOL!

2030 will be weird, right?!

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Crystal Kordalchuk

Crystal Kordalchuk

Crystal is an artist, a writer, an organizer, a dreamer, a doer, and down-right proud of it NERD!.

Struck with a love for #AllThings creative at a very young age, Crystal dreamed of a life fueled by her passion for creating and bringing the stories and images in her mind into reality.

As she worked toward her dreams, she earned a diploma as a Computer Applications Specialist then another in Graphic Design and from there began to develop her extensive background in multimedia and the arts. She began her worked in the magazine industry as a layout designer and had a succession of design jobs thereafter. It was her role as a graphic/web designer that gave her the first real glimpse of her future. Soon she began a side job as a freelance designer while keeping one foot in the corporate world. A spark was lit! She turned her freelance gig into a full-time business combining design work with her other passion: creating organization from virtual chaos.

Crystal is one of the most organized individuals on the planet. She is by all means a Zen master of her crafts. She excels at helping others become “untangled” and provides her clients with tools to run their businesses smoothly while she takes care of the details behind the scenes. Thus Virtually Untangled was born. A successful business where her work as a top notch creative in graphic and web — with a twist of virtual assistant — married into one amazing place where clients can come with their virtual messes and become magically untangled. Crystal can always make sense of even the most unorganized chaos and offers a virtual detox of order and peace, so her clients can get busy doing the work that they love the most.

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