Shutterstock’s 2015 Creative Trends infographic explores top global trends, as well as local trends in 12 different countries and the most popular categories in social media, video, and music. Inspired by our collection of 47 million images and our 70,000 contributors around the world, we also curated more than 20 different collections to highlight the many global trends of 2015.

Explore the collections below, then view the 2015 Creative Trends site to see the data behind each of the year’s top image, video, and music trends.

Global Trends

These three trends are truly universal — impacting design, photography, and video across every continent.

Visual Trends Around the World

See how creative trends differ across different countries and continents.
(Visit to explore the interactive map.)


Social Trends

With more than 2 billion people on social media, it’s no question that what we share matters. Explore some of social media’s top trends below, and follow us @Shutterstock for more.

Images Used in Shutterstock’s 2015 Infographic

Delve even deeper and explore all of the images our designers used to make this year’s Creative Trends infographic »


Listen to the music featured in this infographic: Quirky | Optimistic | Serene | Cheerful