I so agree with some of these trends.
Simplicity is always hot, and never goes out of style, as long as it achieving the goals from the get go.
A genuine understanding of a business leads to good design, especially for logos. Creating an identity that not only looks good but makes sense and works with the brand to engage the customer.
If you're interested in discussing your design needs. Make a time now.
Exciting days ahead. Roll on 2014.