The Future of Graphic Design
The graphic design industry is constantly shifting, thanks to the disruptive force of new technologies. Besides, there are a lot of meaningful movements taking place within the subgroups of this industry. However, even with the numerous micro-changes, the industry has registered unabated growth. The statistics below pinpoint the numbers behind industry growth, career, and business engaged in graphic design.
The total revenue generated by the US graphic design industry in 2019 is $15 billion. (IBISWorld, 2019)
65% of businesses created 10 times the amount of creative content in 2019 than a few years back. (Adobe)
67% of small businesses think that the importance of graphic design to business success will grow exponentially in the next five years. (99 Designs)
Freelance graphic designers account for approximately 90% of the total industry participation. (IBISWorld, 2019)
The graphic design industry growth rate between 2016 and 2026 will reach 4%. Consequently, the industry will add more than 11,000 jobs during the said period (US Bureau of Statistics, 2019)
Also, of the total number of graphic designers in the US, only 18% are self-employed. (US Bureau of Statistics, 2019)