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AddisonDuvall (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.

The Types of Freelance Design Clients You Should Avoid

Some clients won’t respect your time and expertise. Others won’t be realistic or professional in their expectations. Avoid these types of clients!


Educating Clients About the True Value of Your Services as a Designer

Okay, freelance designers. Stop me if you’ve heard this one: you’re working on a project for a client, and all of a sudden there’s a discrepancy with your payment. Perhaps…


15 Free Logo Reveal Templates for Adobe After Effects

You don’t have to be a motion design expert to create a stunning animated logo. Simply use a free logo reveal templates, like the ones we feature here.


30 Poster Frame Mockup Photoshop PSD Templates

We have a fantastic collection of poster frame mockup PSD templates for Photoshop that allow you to showcase your artwork in realistic scenarios.


Working With Good and Bad Design Clients

We offer advice on how to determine which freelance design clients are good and which ones aren’t before you begin to work with them.


Dealing With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

We discuss how you as the designer can nip most design by committee in the bud, and how you can tap into this rarely used power and use it to your advantage.


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.


Handling Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

It doesn’t matter what the unethical thing is or reason for not wanting to do it – it’s always a pain to deal with in a professional and courteous manner.


How to Spot Terrible Client Business Ideas

If you’ve ever attempted to read up on or start your own business, you’ll likely have come across this encouraging nugget of information – the one that says upwards of…


What To Do When You Lose Motivation as a Designer

Here is a technique you can use when you’re feeling burnt out and you simply can’t bear to think about taking one more step to complete that big design project.


How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101

We show and discuss easier and more effective methods of going about making networking connections as a freelance creative designer.


Getting Those Creative Juices Flowing Again

What do you do if you’re partway through an important project for a client and you get, well… stuck? You simply can’t wring any more good ideas from that brain…


The Role Design Plays in Your Client’s Sales Funnel