Simki Dutta September 30th, 2020

7 Graphic Design Trends of 2021 Every Designer Should Know – [Infographic]

There was a time when bright colors and bold typography dominated the design world. 

But graphic design as we know it is ever-evolving. What worked a year ago may no longer be as effective today, making it important for designers to keep up with the latest trends. 

What does 2021 have in store for graphic design, you ask?

To make it easier for you, the team at Venngage has compiled an infographic on some of the biggest graphic design trends that will dominate the coming year. 

Here’s a quick summary:

  1. Muted Color Palettes
  2. Simple Data Visualizations
  3. Geometric Shapes 
  4. Flat Icons & Illustrations
  5. Classic Serif Fonts
  6. Social Slide Decks
  7. Text Heavy Videos

You can take a look at the detailed infographic here.

Simki Dutta

Simki Dutta is a content marketer at Venngage, a free infographic maker and design platform. She writes about all things marketing and communications.


  1. Why do designers need to follow trends? Importantly why are designers adopting the narrative of following trends? Its so obvious that the industry is just full of people who just clone and design is suffering for it.

    The 2010s has been a horrible period in general and design reflects how fake and how regimented corporations have made the world with their souless cold standards. And design has reflected that, especially online with trends.

    Be nice to actually see a push back on trends and we get back to innovation. That would mean a massive purge of people who need trends to dictate what they need to do.

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