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Addison Duvall (71 Articles)

Addison Duvall is the author of Food Identities, a blog that explores the crossroads of food, design, art, and culture. She’s written some things, designed other things, and eaten a whole lot of food.
The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid

The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid

Learn how the right clients will respect your time and expertise, and will be realistic and professional in their expectations.

How a Designer Might Create Timeless Designs

How a Designer Might Create Timeless Designs

We’ve all seen examples of classic design – work that gets talked about for months, years, and even decades after it has served its initial purpose. Even people who have…

50 Free High-Resolution Seamless Pattern Sets for Designers

50 Free High-Resolution Seamless Pattern Sets for Designers

A huge collection of free high-quality, seamless and tileable pattern sets for you. Choose from fabrics, geometrical, grunge, and much more.

The Idea Generation Process of Scribbling on a Napkin

The Idea Generation Process of Scribbling on a Napkin

We explore the idea generation process familiar to many designers: the scribbled idea on a restaurant napkin process. It’s high-level stuff!

How to Work With Both Good & Bad Design Clients

How to Work With Both Good & Bad Design Clients

We offer advice on how to determine which freelance design clients are good and which ones aren’t before you begin to work with them.

How to Handle Indescribable Uniqueness in Design

How to Handle Indescribable Uniqueness in Design

We discuss weird and indescribable uniqueness in design, share how you can handle it, and whether or not it’s necessarily a good thing.

Taking Inspiration from the Humble Shopping Cart

Taking Inspiration from the Humble Shopping Cart

We explore the history of the humble shopping cart, taking lessons from its design and marketing that you can apply to your design process today.

How to Handle Losing Your Motivation as a Designer

How to Handle Losing Your Motivation as a Designer

We share a technique you can use when you’re feeling burnt out and can’t bear to take one more step to complete that big creative project.

The Role Design Plays in Your Client’s Sales Funnel

The Role Design Plays in Your Client’s Sales Funnel

We talk about what you’re really supposed to be doing as a designer, and about the role your designs play in your client’s sales funnel.

Don’t Be Branded as a Cheap, Low-End Designer

Don’t Be Branded as a Cheap, Low-End Designer

How many of you know the proper way to approach a diet? Many people don’t, which is why they fail to work. There’s a specific mentality you need to have…

How to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing Again

How to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing Again

We explore some effective ways to get those creative juices flowing so that you can get back in the flow and continue to wow your clients.

How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101

How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101