Really Good Email Design Trends: Webinar Recording + Q&A

Your subscribers are bombarded with thousands of messages across various channels and it’s harder than ever to make your brand stand out. One way to cut through the noise? Impress them with really good email design.

In this webinar, we took a look at email design trends through the years. How did email look in the early 2000s? Which trends joined the winners’ circle in 2019? And what’s gonna be huge in 2020—or even 2030? The Really Good Emails team joined us for a trip down email design memory lane and helped us make predictions on what comes next.

Didn’t have a chance to watch the webinar live? Don’t worry. You can access the full recording at any time and read the Q&A below.

2020 email design trends

10 Email Design Trends Hitting Your Inbox in 2020

With the year 2020 within reach, we’re about to enter a new decade of email design. But which visual design trends will shape the look of emails in the 2020s?

Trends that dominated designs in 2019 will still be popular in the coming year. We’ll continue to see vibrant colors, bold typography, and off-grid designs. But new trends in digital design will make their way into the email design world over the coming months. 

Here are 10 email design trends that will hit your inboxes in 2020.

Animated PNGs in Email: An Alternative to GIFs?

Animated imagery is one of the top email design trends for 2019. Email marketers everywhere are looking to add movement to their campaigns—and the most popular way of doing that is by using the power of animated GIFs.

But animated GIFs aren’t the only file type that allows you to add movement to imagery. Animated Portable Network Graphics—or APNGs—are an option you might want to explore, too.

Trending in Email Design: Bold Colors and Gradients

Next up in our “Trending in Email Design” series: In 2019, the use of contrasting colors is proving to be ever more popular, with conventional combinations pushed aside for more radical, vibrant choices. Experimentation with color saturation and intense gradients are contributing to more vibrant designs that can’t be missed.

Trending in Email Design: Custom Illustrations

Each year, we see new design trends shaping digital marketing—from the use of color and imagery to typography trends, interactivity, and more. In our “Trending in Email Design” series, we look at the hottest digital design trends—and dive into how they translate into email marketing.

So far in 2019, we have seen a number of design trends hit our inboxes, and none more so than custom made illustrations.

The Top Email Design Trends for 2019

Top Email Design Trends for 2019

This year you can expect to see more personalized emails, as well as more interactive emails. For the second year in a row, those two email design trends stood out above all others, according to a Litmus poll of more than 240 marketers.

The next tier of email design trends included using more AI-driven content and live content, and simplifying email designs. The other eight email design trends that we asked marketers about received a bit less enthusiasm, although they’re all still likely to be important this year.