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A Studio, but Simpler

I love designing websites. It’s something I’ve been doing for almost 15 years. Yes, I’m that old. Whether basic one pagers or comprehensive sites with design systems, I’ve had the opportunity to create some interesting projects. You could say I’m a multidisciplinary designer, but I do focus primarily on user experience and user interface design. Outside of running Minimalissimo and my other side projects, it’s what I do on a daily basis. And it’s by designing these side projects with my friend and incredibly talented developer Manu Moreale, that we have now managed to build a small yet significant portfolio of projects. Naturally for us, all of these sites embody simplicity in design. So we created something to showcase our work and perhaps expand it further with a few selected projects.

We created Simpler. A virtual studio that proposes a simplified and more effective model for designing and implementing digital platforms.

Simpler Studio

With Simpler, we only want to work on projects that we’ll genuinely enjoy building—for instance, sites for architects, interior and product designers, and photographers too. So if you want to work with Manu and I on a new project, please get in touch.

Carl MH Barenbrug

Creative Director



Minimalism Life





I'm Carl MH Barenbrug, a multidisciplinary maker (or Gestalter) currently living in Edinburgh. I run Minimalissimo—an independent magazine and creative studio dedicated to minimalism in design—a passion of mine that extends to a lifestyle.

I’m also the cofounder of a collaborative project in the form of Minimalism Life—a website that promotes simple and intentional living. In addition to this, I also run mnmllist—an online directory for all things minimal.

If you’d like to hire me as a consultant for a particular project or to collaborate on a product design, please get in touch.

⟶ See what I’m working on now.