While it is exciting to confront the new challenges of emerging practices and the expanding influence of design, it is also difficult to maintain professional currency under rapid change. In response to designers’ anxiety and self-described challenges regarding their place in the future (Design Census, 2017), AIGA undertook an effort to define the changing context for professional practice. The association identified seven trends in today’s design practices that have long arcs and significance for the future of professional work and education. They are neither predictions of distant possibilities nor minor modulations in style or culture. They are not aspirations for the field as yet unrealized. For many, the examples represent transitional spaces for moving into new practices. Overall, these trends recognize current evidence of conditions and opportunities that are very likely to deepen and evolve over the coming decade.