12 design trends to watch in 2022

A screenshot of a colourful 3D shape
(Image credit: RocknRoller Studios.)

The past 12 months have been quite the rollercoaster. But while world events have been, let's say, a little messy, graphic design has kept on moving, with original and innovative designs being created every day. So what can we expect to see over the next year?

Adobe Stock has announced its 2022 trends predictions, and while some of the 12 different visual, design and motion trends came as no surprise (who would've thought that people want optimistic designs?), others we didn't see coming, like the 'Get Moving' trend based on using movement and rhythm to convey emotional connections. 

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.