2024
2024

Design Trends

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Motion collage

Shift your perspective

Nothing captivates an audience like movement, and this trend is the epitome of attention-grabbing. The motion collage trend takes its cues from zine culture, handmade scrapbooks and photo collages to create intricate, shifting vistas. This delicate dance of design will show up in video displays everywhere in 2024.

Trend Growth

249%

increase on searches for ‘cut out’ and ‘scrapbook’.

Did you know?

Moving graphics have their roots in the 1800s. Experimental animations and manual technology like the zoetrope and flip books preceded modern animation.

What are people searching for?

animated

cut out

collage

maximalism

movement

Fun stat

People are feverishly looking for ‘cut out’ and ‘scrapbook’ elements in this category on Canva.

FlOw & FoRm

FlOw & FoRm

Organic meets geometric

Flow and Form is an ideal combination of geometric and organic shapes. Simple, expressive and abstract, this trend is all about a professional, yet lively vibe. You’ll see it in playful blob art, or flowing shapes in murals, and youthful brands looking to capture hearts and change minds.

Trend Growth

27%

increase in popularity for this trend on Canva.

Did you know?

Perfect shapes like circles, squares and triangles don’t exist in nature. Is that why organic shapes are so pleasing to the eye?

What are people searching for?

BLoB

MiNiMalIST

OrGaNIC

SCrIBBLe

SHaPeS

Fun stat

Flow and Form is consistently one of the most popular trend categories on Canva.

Leave the real world behind

Inspired by the 20th century art movement, surrealism is back to challenge how you see the world. Fantasy art, ethereal designs and weird, subconscious connections are at the core of this trend. Get ready to escape the real world, and imagine a new one with surreal scenes.

Trend Growth

140%

increase in searches for ‘dreamy’

80%

increase in searches for ‘fantasy’

60%

increase in searches for ‘ethereal’

Did you know?

Surrealism developed in the 20th century as artists tried to make sense of an increasingly complex world.

What are people searching for?

Dreamy

Ethereal

Fantasy

Glossy

Fun stat

We’re seeing people searching more and more for ‘ethereal’, ‘dreamy’, ‘glossy’ and ‘fantasy’ templates and elements in this trend category.

Pixelation

Pixel perfection

With roots in tech aesthetics, Pixelation is all about precise yet playful expression. This graphic design trend draws on classic 8-bit videogames and computer animations to evoke comfort and nostalgia. Grids, blocky fonts and pixel art fit perfectly with this trend.

Trend Growth

179%

increase in popularity as a trend on Canva this year.

Did you know?

Pixel art takes its cues from non-digital art forms like cross-stitching, beadwork and mosaics.

What are people searching for?

8-bit

arcade

nostalgic

pixel art

pixelated

Fun stat

Pixelation is the fastest growing trend in our 2024 forecast.

Bold Rebrand

Bold 

Rebrand

Bold is back

Bold branding is back in 2024. Think vivid, fluorescent color schemes and rounded sans serif fonts. Organizations looking for generational change will draw on this trend to channel positivity, fun and optimism. Bold choices might be seen as risky, but a big pay off is always worth a shot.

Trend Growth

32000%

explosion in search terms ‘lively’ and ‘vivid’

Did you know?

Bold is back but it’s nothing new. This trend owes a lot to flashy 20th century art movements, including pop art, art deco and 80s advertising.

What are people searching for?

BOLD

BRIGHT

ELECTRIC

LIVELY

NEON

Fun stat

Searches for ‘vivid’ and ‘lively’ designs in this trend category have exploded in popularity, with the number of searches increasing over 3200 times this year.