Keeping up to date with trends is such an important part of being a successful freelance designer. So, my current battle is the trend of flat design. Which don’t get me wrong I absolutely love clean lines and the crisp colour of flat design. But are we really done with glamification also known as skeuomorphism, or is it just in hiding? I really do agree that there is an equal medium of the two, which I predict will be the next big thing — trying to keep a flat design approach but make it interesting with slight skeuomorphic elements (something I’ve been testing out). And let’s not forget the trend (although not sure if it is a trend per-say because it’s been around for a while) in handmade graphics. So here is a little brief on these three great approaches to design execution and see if we can really predict the next great trend.
Lets start off with a little definition of the three items: