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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 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.

Separating Your Personal and Commercial Design Work

Separating Your Personal and Commercial Design Work

Is there a difference between so-called “commercial” work and work that’s done purely for the joy of creating? Should they be separated?

25 Free Sets of Brushes for Procreate App for 2022

25 Free Sets of Brushes for Procreate App for 2022

We have a fantastic collection of free brush sets for Procreate, the iPad mobile application that allows you to create professional art.

Do We Really Need to Follow Design Trends?

Do We Really Need to Follow Design Trends?

Designers love to complain about superficial design trends that they don’t feel have any staying power or contribute anything meaningful. Are they right?

The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool

The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool

Tips on how the tools you use as a designer can help improve your creative process and aid you in creating work you can stand behind.

10 Things Designers Can Learn From Pastry Chefs

10 Things Designers Can Learn From Pastry Chefs

Regardless of whether you bake or not, you can take a lot of the same knowledge pastry chefs draw upon every day to improve your design work.

How to Handle Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

How to Handle Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

We share a reliable process freelance designers can use to stop all those unethical requests from clients from getting out of control.

Leveraging the Power of Sushi to Improve Your Designs

Leveraging the Power of Sushi to Improve Your Designs

Sushi has been popular in the Western world since the 1970s, when it was introduced to diners in the U.S. You probably have a strong opinion about it – either…

Stop Worrying About People Stealing Your Ideas

Stop Worrying About People Stealing Your Ideas

We explore some important reasons why you should stop worrying about anyone potentially stealing your creative design ideas.

Calming Down a Panicky Design Client

Calming Down a Panicky Design Client

We discuss panicky clients and cover methods that will not only de-escalate their panic but also bring them around to your point of view.

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 Grow Your Audience as a Designer

How to Grow Your Audience as a Designer