Do you want to know the design trends of 2021?

Design is a sector in constant evolution, adapting to the changes, needs and tastes of the consumer. The year 2020 has meant a paradigm shift at all levels, and Design has been no exception. According to various studies, 2021 will be a year marked by the fusion of styles. And at L’Idem we are preparing you to become a 360º professional ready for the challenges of the future.

Do you want to communicate in a visual and disruptive way? We explain to you what the main trends in design will be this year.

2021 Design trends


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3D Design

Mostly developped in the fields of typography, icons, emojis, websites, apps and advertising.
It is a style facilitated by technological advances in virtual reality and augmented reality.


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With inspiration in a retro and Old School visual style, this style is in fashion. Its characteristics are:

  • tones with intense colours
  • well-defined lines
  • chroma
  • neon
  • pixel art

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The use of strange combinations blurs the boundary between the real and the imaginary.


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Psychedelia and Pop Art

The major characteristics of this style are:

  • comic book style graphics
  • vibrant colours
  • optical illusions
  • eye-catching titles
  • grainy textures

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Design inspired by nature

More specifically used in the field of sustainable packaging design, this style aims at raising awareness on the environment.


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Socially responsible design

This style was developped in the context of the social struggle against stereotypes and for the celebration of diversity and uniqueness in society .


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Monochromatic and duotone design

It consists in a minimalist style based on pure colours which contributes to make it easy to read thanks to a structured and clear composition.


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Voxel art

This combination of pixel art and 3D design is mostly used in the field of illustration, animation and videogames with a childish and retro style.

If you want to become a 360º digital designer, contact us

At L’Idem we have been training the best design professionals for more than 25 years. As a school we are committed to training professionals prepared for any challenge. For the academic year 2021-2022 we offer you an academic programme in two formats: on-site and online, which adapts to your needs.
If you would like more information about our programmes in the area of Design, please contact our Admissions Department. We will also answer any questions you may have about the admissions process at our centre.

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