Does it sometimes seem like everyone is talking at once? Here on the Internet, where so many unique voices and ideas are basically right in front of you at any given moment, it can all start to feel so very loud. No matter how perfect or beautiful a thing might be on it’s own, it still has to find a way to be heard above the roar of the crowd.

A good design can quiet the cacaphony so that relevance and meaning can be brought to the foreground. This isn’t always easy. Shutting out interesting things just so something else can have the stage can feel pretty harsh. Unfortunately, simplification is actually more of a destructive act than a creative one.