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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.
How to Deal With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

How to Deal With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

We discuss how you as the designer can nip most design by committee in the bud, and show you how you can use it to your advantage.

Developing a Sense of Mythology Around Your Designs

Developing a Sense of Mythology Around Your Designs

Using personal stories and experiences, designers should master the skill of developing mythology by crafting a narrative that captivates followers.

The 20 Best Glitch Effect Photoshop Action Sets

The 20 Best Glitch Effect Photoshop Action Sets

Whether to add visual interest to your photos or to achieve a distorted look, these glitch effect Photoshop actions are all excellent choices.

The 10 Golden Rules of Simple, Clean Design

The 10 Golden Rules of Simple, Clean Design

These rules of clean design are based on the ten principles by Dieter Rams but modified to fit with a more general goal of simplicity.

What To Do With All Those Spare Creative Ideas

What To Do With All Those Spare Creative Ideas

There are many ways you can deal with all those spare creative ideas. Here are some suggestions on what you can do with them.

Avoiding Design by Committee

Avoiding Design by Committee

Most people have an idea of the perfect solution to their design problem. The downside is that so does everyone else with the same problem.

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

Why You Should Simplify Your Designs for the Smartest User

We talk about simplifying your designs using the Pareto Principle to ensure that you make the best possible decisions for your clients.

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!

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Having interesting side projects in your portfolio can help you make the leap from forgettable, all-purpose designer to industry superstar.

Exciting Design Specialties to Broaden Your Skillset

Exciting Design Specialties to Broaden Your Skillset

What should you focus on when learning new skills? Here are five exciting design specialties that will help broaden your skillset.

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.

Testing Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer Designer

Testing Your Marketing Efforts as a Freelancer Designer