7 hot illustration trends of 2017 to make your project stand out

The world of illustration is constantly changing. And while we’d never encourage you to unthinkingly follow trends, it’s good to stay alert to the direction in which the creative world is moving. 

So in this post, we’ll look at some of the biggest illustration trends of 2017 so far. (And here are our predictions for the biggest illustration trends of 2018.) But if you’re not an illustrator yourself, don’t worry; you can still get on board. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.