2016 has seen minimalism prevail in many fields. Web designers welcomed plain, complementary colors and geometric layouts to make navigation easier and information shine, while graphic designers dipped heavily into vectors and continued to craft infographics that presented data in a straightforward way. Meanwhile photographers often opted for simplistic, austere views that put story above all else. And across the board, creative social media storytelling continued to be a primary vehicle for spreading art and important information far and wide.
Looking to 2017, we may see this minimalist trend continue while hot topics such as 3D and virtual reality expand what's possible. But more likely we'll see the following incredible creatives ushering in new trends and movements. Here are 20 artists, designers, and photographers who you should keep your eye on in the New Year.