9 hot graphic design trends for 2023

Abstract image created for Nike's GTM App
Branding for Nike's GTM app by Unit9 (Image credit: Nike/Unit9)

If you want a safe, reliable and boring job, don't become a graphic designer. This is a discipline that never stands still, with new trends emerging all the time. And everyone needs to keep up. 

Of course, you don't have to follow trends blindly: that would be hugely uninspiring and win you no favours at all. But totally shutting your eyes to what's going on around you… well, that's not ideal either. The trick is to know what the trends are, let them inspire you where appropriate, and forge your own path; perhaps even generating fresh trends of your own along the way, whatever graphic design software you're using.

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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.