The job of the graphic designer may have changed a lot lately, but the good news is that the discipline is still in demand more than ever indeed. As businesses battle to survive the coming recession, good design will help them stand out visually, connect with their audiences, and create the brand loyalty they so desperately need.
That means the best graphic designers should not want for work in 2023, although at the same time, you may be expected to do more than ever. It's no longer good enough to only design for print or even digital. There's also motion, AR, VR, mixed reality and more. The good news is that good design is always good, whatever the platform. So as you stick to the same design fundamentals that have carried you so far, you should be in a strong place.
And at Creative Boom, we'll continue to play our part in bringing you the best graphic design news, resources, interviews and case studies that we always have. So you won't go short of graphic design inspiration or advice over the next 12 months.
To that end, we thought we'd gather some industry opinion to help you navigate the next year of no-doubt choppy waters. In this article, we bring together experts from across graphic design who share their thoughts, fears and hopes for 2023. After all, forewarned is forearmed!"
ThreeTenSeven's Designer Al Connolly commented:
"Y2K was a melting pot of low poly CGI, chrome and iridescent patterns mimicking the backs of CDs, unrefined interfaces and cyber-inspired fonts," he says. "In many ways, it's an aesthetic that can appear cheap and tacky. But what surrounds this is a sweet sense of nostalgia that captures a 'the future is here, and anything is possible' mindset.
"Everyone is so used to clean, corporate polished minimalism and interacting with websites that get us from AB quickly, using clever UX/UI to a point where everything starts to look and feel the same. Combine that with widespread misinformation, data-stealing tech giants and social media damaging our mental health, now seems like a good time to look back to when technology was new and exciting."
Al certainly believes it's the right time for a Y2K reboot as we endure another round of impending doom from pandemics, nuclear war and global warming."