We asked artists, content creators, designers, and photographers across various industries what they thought is more impactful: Minimalism or Maximalism. Minimalism keeps designs simple and can be used in art to highlight the most important elements while maximalism is attention-grabbing, bold, and fun to experiment with.
Responses to our contentious question varied and many argued that it depends on the intention. In other words, what is the goal of the piece, or what does the client want from the finished design? Some have a preference for one in their work but opt for the other in their personal life.
While the majority didn’t pick one over the other, those that did choose preferred minimalism for its focus and the challenge to only keep what’s essential in art. Web and UX designers also tend to pick minimalism because it provides them with the user-friendly approach needed for ease of use of interfaces and web pages.
Learn more about how our experts apply minimalism and maximalism in their art or designs.