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Addison Duvall (72 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.
Waking Up the Taste Buds of Your Design Clients

Waking Up the Taste Buds of Your Design Clients

One of the hallmarks of a top chef is his or her ability to do interesting takes on food combinations that, at first glance, seem like they wouldn’t go together…

How to Educate Clients About the True Value of Your Services as a Designer

How to Educate Clients About the True Value of Your Services as a Designer

Understand how to communicate the true value of your design services to clients, enhancing appreciation and compensation.

How Teaching Will Help You Become the Best Designer You Can Be

How Teaching Will Help You Become the Best Designer You Can Be

We explore some of the key ways that sharing your knowledge will help you to become the best designer you can possibly be.

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

We share some essential tips that designers and developers should use to help manage their time so they can work more efficiently.

Finding a Niche as a Designer Isn’t an Overused Cliché

Finding a Niche as a Designer Isn’t an Overused Cliché

Focusing on a niche as a designer will help you strengthen your personal brand and attract highly targeted, highly desirable clients.

Those Things You Must Do When Ending a Freelance Design Project

Those Things You Must Do When Ending a Freelance Design Project

There are important things you should do when ending a freelance project, and today we go over what they are and why you should do them.

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

As a creative professional, you need to know what you are capable of by creating new opportunities, and not be afraid of eliminating what’s not working.

The Cupcake Method for Improving Your Design Workflow

The Cupcake Method for Improving Your Design Workflow

Ah, cupcakes. Who doesn’t love those little, round bites of deliciousness? With a history spanning many, many years, cupcakes have a rich legacy that includes chemistry, enterprise, and problem solving….

Good Font, Bad Font: How to Pick the Best Font

Good Font, Bad Font: How to Pick the Best Font

We share five key rules for selecting the ideal typeface, and show you how to determine if that font you like may not be so great after all

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Designers and Copywriters

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Designers and Copywriters

We explore some of the things designers can learn from copywriters to improve problem-solving strategies and communicate better.

How to Specifically Cater to the Needs of Your Clients

How to Specifically Cater to the Needs of Your Clients

Tips for effectively meeting client needs without compromising your standards or creativity in the design process.

Dealing with Terrible Business Ideas from Your Clients

Dealing with Terrible Business Ideas from Your Clients