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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 a Designer Might Create Timeless Designs

How a Designer Might Create Timeless Designs

Learn how designers can create timeless designs that remain relevant and appealing over the years.

Is There a Perfect Solution to a Design Problem?

Is There a Perfect Solution to a Design Problem?

Explore whether there’s a perfect solution to design problems and the quest for ideal design outcomes.

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

Learn strategies to avoid being taken advantage of by clients, ensuring fair treatment and compensation for freelancers.

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer

We share the key principles that allow community builders to rise above others in terms of platform building, and how you can learn from the examples they set.

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

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 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 Deal With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

How to Deal With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

We’ve all experienced when a client wants to make a change to your design that, as a designer, you can immediately tell will result in disaster.

What Should New & Inexperienced Designers Be Learning?

What Should New & Inexperienced Designers Be Learning?

Today I’m speaking to those just getting started in design. Maybe you just graduated from design school, or you’ve read through all the fundamental lessons offered here and on other…

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

Knowing how to spot a bad business idea or tell when a particular business relationship looks rickety is an important skill every designer should learn.

Does A Designer’s Opinion Mean More Than The User’s?

Does A Designer’s Opinion Mean More Than The User’s?