Graphics Trends | Illustrations [June]

In today’s current environment, we’ve seen the demand for illustrations continue to grow across our marketplaces. This is why we’ve launched our latest Content Challenge dedicated to championing the work of illustration design

We’re really excited to see what you create and to help support you with more insights and data within this graphics category, we have put together the major opportunity areas and top search terms across Envato Market and Envato Elements. 

By providing you with these in-demand areas, we hope to inspire your future work and best prepare you to earn more, as part of the content challenge and beyond! 

Top Opportunity Areas

Here are the top 20 opportunity areas from the past month, showing the top graphic design terms based on search volume, trends and gaps within the library. This reflects seasonal trends, lifestyle trends (COVID-19) and other related activities. 

  • Face mask
  • Work from home / stay at home
  • Webinar
  • Food delivery
  • Thank you
  • Podcast
  • Nurse
  • YouTube
  • Charity
  • Earth
  • Islam
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Hero
  • News
  • Question / Quiz
  • Social Distancing
  • Gaming
  • Social Media
  • Community

Top Search Terms

Look at the ways you can incorporate some top search terms across subjects and styles to create an item with a well-rounded concept. For example, creating an illustration of a family working from home using a watercolour style, which can be used for businesses across education, marketing or medicine.

Here are the top 10 related search terms by niche/industry across the graphic design category based in order of search volume: 

  1. Education
  2. Business
  3. Marketing
  4. Medical
  5. Wedding
  6. Sport
  7. Technology
  8. Real estate
  9. Travel
  10. Fashion

Here are the top 10 style terms across the graphic design category based in order of search volume: 

  1. Pattern
  2. Vintage
  3. Modern
  4. Simple
  5. Neon
  6. Isometric
  7. Timeline
  8. Retro
  9. Watercolour
  10. Cartoon

Here are the top 10 subject terms across the graphic design category based in order of search volume: 

  1. Food
  2. Book
  3. Car
  4. Flower
  5. Calendar
  6. Coffee
  7. Kid
  8. Map
  9. Arrow
  10. School

Top Examples:

Here are some examples of new item submissions that are a great representation of the illustration theme! The items are selected as they demonstrate concepts that are important at the moment.

If you’re wondering what to create, all the items and authors featured in this blog post (and more) are from this new illustration collection on Envato Elements. Remember to use this as a guide, but that you can create anything that you’re inspired by or see opportunity for your customers!

Feeling Inspired?

You can join the challenge by creating a new Illustration item and submitting it for publication on the platforms you sell on using the tag: Illustration2020 by; 

Wednesday 10th June 2020 [11.59pm AEST] for Envato Market and Envato Elements.

Check out the full submission requirements here for more information.

Good luck and happy creating!

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