simplicity is bound to be a growth industry.
The best designers in the world all squint when they look at something. They squint to see the forest from the trees-to find the right balance. Squint at the world. You will see more, by seeing less.
Note: Maeda on squinting
Complexity implies the feeling of being lost; simplicity implies the feeling of being found.
Note: @johnmaeda on complex v simple
Perhaps this is the fundamental distinction between pure art and pure design. While great art makes you wonder, great design makes things clear.
When faced with failure, a good artist, or any other member of the creative class, leverages the unfortunate event to radically shift perspective.