Mark van Leeuwen

Less is more

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Less is more.

This may be very much of a cliché saying, but in some cases it is really true. I’m taking from a designer’s perspective here, but I’m sure it can apply in many other different fields.

It can easily happen that we get trapped in a perfectionist mindset when working on something. We might find ourselves continuously looking for ways to better a product or a piece of art and end up in this loop. We find it hard to recognise our own creations as finished and want to add more and more and more.

The wisest option is to keep things simple. Simple is often the most effective and powerful. Too many details and expansions can end up masking the core purpose and meaning.

Less is better than too much.

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