We’ve made some awesome strides in 2018, like selling our 50 millionth item on Envato Market, having one of our ThemeForest authors hit the $25 million mark in sales, and reaching 100 thousand subscribers on Envato Elements.

Our year-end number-crunching has also revealed some interesting trends about what people are searching for or buying — data that could help inform your own work. Read on to discover the trends and surprises that have unfolded this year in Graphics, 3D, Photos, Video, Audio, Themes and Code.

3D in 2018

3D modeling has always had its diehard fans, and the signs are that it’s becoming more mainstream year by year.

Low Poly Is Very Much Our Aesthetic

The low poly trend has been around for a few years now, but it looks like it won’t be going anywhere soon. For the second straight year, “low poly” was the number one keyword search on 3DOcean. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Check out the selection of low poly items on 3DOcean.

‘Fake’ 3D Collages

In 2018, we began to see a growing trend away from flat design towards 3D effects, shadows, and highlighting. Looks like 2019 may be the year that flat design says adieu. Learn how it’s done.

Happy Creating in 2019!

At Envato, we know that none of these milestones or data points would be possible without the huge community of people who use our sites to buy and sell, to create and to learn. It’s humbling to be part of so many creative projects, and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with in 2019!

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