4 January 2018

Our top picks from the #OneWord17 Insta Brief


4 January 2018


At the end of last year we asked you to think of one word which best summed up your 2017, and then incorporate your word into any form of visual to share with the world on Instagram.

With over 250 entries spanning illustration, photography, graphic design and animation, picking out our favourite images was no easy task. Below are the submissions we felt best answered the brief.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved, we enjoyed every single entry and reading about your year. We fully recommend you check out the full list of submissions right here.


“I spend too much time on the phone and in the toilets, so I guess that “swipe” would be a good word to sum up my year.”


“This past year flew by but in the best way. I got to work on so many fun projects, meet new people, and travel to new places. Hoping to keep the feelin’ going in 2018.”

A post shared by Jocelyn Tsaih (@jocelyntsaih) on


“It’s been a pretty good year but being a student it always feels like there’s something bigger in the works and have had to do a lot of waiting around/gruelling work as well as screaming at my computer when it crashes while writing essays.”

@ _jonnyglover

“So long 2017! My review of the the year in a word ‘Meh’.”

A post shared by Jonny Glover (@_jonnyglover) on


“On the last day of the year, a word to describe 2017, “despacito”: whether a fan or not, there’s no way going through 2017 without earing in loop the various dreadful versions of this song.”

A post shared by vicente nirō (@vicenteniro) on


“Thinking back it had to be love- this year knocked me sideways! There’s really nothing that can compete with the sensory overload that comes with love in all it’s surprising shapes and forms.”

A post shared by shehzil malik (@shehzilm) on


“You have left me exhausted 2017.”


Misplaced” is the word that better describes my last year. Many things changed my way of looking at life, in different directions. The only one that keeps me centered and relaxed is this. Drawing.

A post shared by Carol Rollo (@carol.rollo) on


“From work and my social life right down to my moods and blood sugar levels the word that best describes this year for me is “ unbalanced.” Here’s to learning from your mistakes and taking positive steps towards a healthy and more balanced 2018!”


“This years word has definitely been change for me. I’ve done a lot of different things, some good and bad, but they have all changed me for the better.”

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