The Top 5 Graphic Designers in the Industry who are stealing the show
Every day, artists from all around the world contribute something fresh and original to the table, enhancing our collective understanding of design. This business has significantly benefited from the contributions of many notable designers. Among them are Sir Jonathan Ive, Rob Janoff, who designed the Apple logo, and Massimo Vignelli, who designed the signage for the New York City subway system. Nevertheless, today’s crop of young, creative designers is also stealing the show and making an industry contribution while working just as hard as the aforementioned legends. So, we’ve put up a list of emerging designers you should get to know and follow.
Erin Zingré, a Seattle-based designer who currently works as an illustrator for Amazon, began her illustration career at the tender age of 4 with a preschool sketch of a guillotine, the Headless Horseman, and Death Himself. That first drawing, as Erin herself put it, still perfectly encapsulates the nature of her work: “kinda creepy,” “kinda cute,” and “altogether not-quite-right.” She frequently emphasizes striking texture, brilliant hues, and a lighthearted and whimsical approach to high-concept design.
LuckyDesigns is a diversified 16-year-old from Los Angeles whose creativity and attention to detail have caught our eye. He approaches design from the viewpoint that it is always a form of narrative, and he produces designs that speak rather than only be decorative. He plays around with 2D and 3D, and before beginning the program’s design phase and he sketches down his ideas using charcoal or a ballpoint pen rather than a pencil. His blueprints typically have an odd new typeface that makes them appear to have come from another planet.
At such a young age, Katie Kovalcin is a design enthusiast, letterer, branding specialist, and writer for many publications. Katie has made a name for herself in the design community by creating stunning responsive web identities, logo concepts, posters, and typographical treatments. Her love for layouts and typography led her to ultimately transition from print to digital design, starting with beautiful letter-pressed cards inspired by antique Cincinnati lettering and promotional wooden engraved tangram puzzles.
Anna Kuts, a talented young graphic designer based in New York, is an expert in packaging, posters, logos, visual identities, editorial, and exhibition design. Her work reflects the adventurous trait of designers who are discovering their inclination and voice, as some pieces appear refined and smooth, some retro, others quite humorous. In contrast, others are more symbolic and artistic. She recently obtained a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Laura Hom is a talented young letterer and designer born in California and originally located in Brooklyn. She is well-known for her fun, flowing letterforms and her colorful, exotic color schemes. Mammoth clients like YouTube, Starbucks, AT&T, and Google have taken notice of her punchy and simple visuals. Each of her designs exudes precision and personality, sometimes drawing inspiration from her daily interactions and encounters and including inspirational quotes and corny jokes.
These are some of the most outstanding designers who, despite their age, are already making a name for themselves in the industry.