Design Vision 2024: From Pot Plants to Spaceships (and Everything in Between)

Welcome, fellow design enthusiasts, to another year of staring blankly at the screen, fueled by questionable amounts of caffeine and the ever-present fear of client feedback. As we embark on this glorious journey of 2024, I find myself pondering a most pressing question: what shall we do with all these design ideas?

Fear not, for I, your intrepid (and slightly sleep-deprived) design guide, am here to present an offbeat vision for the year ahead. Buckle up, because things are about to get weird (and hopefully, inspiring).

Embrace the Absurd:

Let’s face it, the world is a strange place. Why not reflect that in your designs? This year, I propose we throw caution to the wind and embrace the gloriously absurd. Imagine websites with dancing pot plants, business cards shaped like spaceships, and presentations delivered by sock puppets. The possibilities are truly endless (and slightly terrifying if left in the wrong hands).

Benefits of this lunacy:

  • Guaranteed to stand out from the crowd: In a sea of generic, corporate designs, your clients will be begging you to design their next brochure featuring a cat riding a unicycle.
  • Boosts creativity: Who knew replacing the “submit” button with a giant red “LAUNCH!” button could spark such innovative ideas?
  • Provides endless entertainment: Watching clients try to decipher the meaning of your latest masterpiece is guaranteed to provide hours of amusement (just don’t let them see you laughing).

Design for Procrastination:

We all know the struggle. Deadlines loom, inspiration dwindles, and suddenly, organizing your sock drawer seems like a far more appealing task(especially to the staff!). This year, let’s design assets that cater to our natural tendency to procrastinate. Imagine:

  • Self-destructing presentations: Slides vanish after 10 minutes, forcing you to actually deliver the content verbally (gasp!).
  • Websites that only load when you’re actively working: The internet becomes your productivity enforcer, shutting down any attempts to browse cat videos.


  • Reduces stress and anxiety: Knowing that your work will disappear anyway takes the pressure off, allowing you to relax and… maybe get some actual work done?
  • Encourages active engagement: Forget passive scrolling, these designs demand your full attention (or at least, the illusion of it).

Design for the Apocalypse (Just in Case):

With the world being what it is, it’s never a bad idea to be prepared. This year, let’s design assets that double as survival tools in the event of an apocalypse. Imagine:

  • Business cards that can be used to start a fire: Impress your clients while simultaneously keeping warm during the coming ice age.
  • Websites that function as bartering platforms: Trade your website design skills for a can of beans in the post-apocalyptic wasteland.


  • Peace of mind: Knowing you’re prepared for anything, even the zombie apocalypse, is a comforting thought.
  • Multi-functionality: Who needs separate tools when your designs can do it all?


While these themes are intended to be humorous, they also encourage us to think outside the box and approach design with a touch of whimsy and creativity. Remember, the best designs are often those that surprise, delight, and leave a lasting impression. So, this year, let’s embrace the weird, the unexpected, and the downright hilarious and see where our design visions take us. After all, who knows, maybe the world needs a website with a dancing pot plant more than we think.