Trends Report

The Design Industry, 2021

March 18th, 2021
Andrew Hogan, null
Andrew Hogan
With contributors:
David Truog , Andrew Bartels , Amelia Nickels , Shayna Neuburg


This report estimates the size of the global design industry in 2021. The industry is in the middle of a surge in interest and activity from both buyers and providers of design technology and services as well as from investors in those two categories. Experience design (XD) professionals and their colleagues should read this report for Forrester’s perspective on what defines the design industry and the factors affecting its growth.

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