There are 8 reasons to avoid simple design

In the interest of fairness, here are some problems with simple design.

  1. It’s hard work to constantly fight technical, visual, and business complexity.
  2. Simple design’s lack of flash might not impress your clients.
  3. Simple design looks like it was easier to create, which might not impress your clients.
  4. There’s less room for artistic expression, so it can be less fun to create and look at.
  5. There are fewer places to hide bad design, so you will need more attention to detail.
  6. Your ability to write will be tested more.
  7. Your typography skills will be tested more.
  8. Some industries, like e-commerce, might not be a good fit in every case.
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