Keeping your design simple and straight to the point is most effective. The more you add to it, the less it’s legible and appealing to the eye. When there’s too much texture, copy, and color, there is no “take-away” from it. When designing, there should always be a specific element that stands out. Keeping it simple helps you achieve that goal.
Next time, you’re creating something or dressing up, take something OUT of the design or from your outfit. It will showcase the elements that really matter. Simplicity adds sophistication and a modern edge to any design. Not all artworks are created the same, though. Some will require more “stuff”. But if the goal is to still make the most with less, you will have a beautiful, well-executed piece.