3 Reasons Simplicity is My Design Mantra

It can be easy to get caught up in trying to emulate every trend and every cool new platform. However, personally speaking, my best work comes from keeping “simple design” at the forefront of my mind.

Here are my top 3 reasons simplicity is my design mantra.

  1. Less to think about

    In a world FULL of things trying to grab your attention why not keep it simple? It may be nice to have all of the bells and whistles that the next person has but the human mind connects to an idea way better when it doesn’t have to think as much.

  2. Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication

    This quote is from Steve Jobs and sums up why I will always be an apple fan. iPhones have a simple design. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles but the phone is easy to use. Most business owners that I know use apple products or at the very least have an iPhone. It goes to show the effectiveness of designing something with simplicity in mind. The simple design of the iPhone also gives a sleek and luxurious look - simple does not have to mean boring.

  3. Easy to Keep Up With

    When trends change you don’t have to worry about the design of your site or graphics appearing outdated because you kept it simple! It’s easier to keep up with something when it’s simple rather than becoming overwhelmed trying to create something that has a lot going on.

3 ways I’ve learned to keep it simple:

  1. Limit colors schemes to 3 colors max

  2. Use white space

  3. Keep the design free of unnecessary distraction

Keeping this simple doesn’t have to mean basic or boring. Keeping things simple in a way of looking at not only life but design.

if you’re seeking simplicity in all areas of your life including design please contact me. I’d love to know more about your project.