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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.
Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

Have you ever looked through design books or online publications, keeping up to date on what’s happening in the industry, when you happen upon a bunch of work that’s leaps…

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.

Taking the Occam Razor Approach to Design

Taking the Occam Razor Approach to Design

We discuss the importance of ditching the unnecessary when developing design concepts, and why it’s so hard to do in the first place.

Presenting Design Ideas is All About Presentation

Presenting Design Ideas is All About Presentation

A good design presentation will encourage clients and colleagues to take your ideas more seriously and assign more value to them.

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.

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.

Is There a Perfect Solution to a Design Problem?

Is There a Perfect Solution to a Design Problem?

You’re probably thinking of your own version of the “perfect” design. Whatever it is, you probably have fond, nostalgic feelings around it, and would likely defend its rightful place among…

How to Let Go of That Failing Creative Idea

How to Let Go of That Failing Creative Idea

To help you not quit working on that creative idea, we explore some methods that you can use to finish every design project you start.

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.

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management