Looking for what others have to say about current design trends is as easy as searching Google: https://goo.gl/jMCR33. That’s not to say others here won’t have spotted their own of course. One trend I’ve noticed over the past handful of years is new designers — especially students — seemingly becoming overly concerned with being trendy.
Design trends come and go, and honestly, very few clients care about them since they’re not typically relevant to solving the design problems at hand. An exception being If you have a design problem that requires a trendy solution — for example, promotional materials for a trendy store catering to trend-conscious teenagers.
For most jobs, however, the latest trends are irrelevant. Graphic design is concerned with problem solving on behalf of clients trying to accomplish their objectives. Unlike many instructors in design school, those clients are very concerned with getting bottom-line results and not typically concerned with the latest trends unless those trends someone help them achieve those bottom-line results. That said, you don’t want your work to look outdated or old-fashioned, but jumping onto the latest trend bandwagon has little to do with that.
It’s far more important to fully analyze and research client objectives, their unique situations and their target audiences, then design whatever you’re doing to best reach those target audiences with practical, compelling solutions that satisfy client objectives. Functionality always comes first, and the design should always support that functionality. Being overly concerned with trendiness ends up causing designers to get that process backwards. And for what it’s worth, designer really should be trendsetters, not followers.