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AddisonDuvall (71 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 10 Golden Rules of Simple, Clean Design

These rules of clean design are based on the 10 principles by Dieter Rams but modified to fit with a more general goal of simplicity.


Good Font, Bad Font: How to Pick the Best Font

Type can be confusing for designers today, who have access to thousands upon thousands of different fonts, many of which are free to download and use. This results in an…


The 20+ Best Banner Mockup Templates for Photoshop for 2021

These photo-realistic banner mockup PSD templates for Photoshop are all easy to use and will help turn your artistic vision into reality.


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.


Sketchbooks – The Designer’s Cookbook

As a food lover, I absolutely adore cookbooks. I have a ton of them – all filled with pages and pages of delicious recipes for me to try and experiment…


Must-Do’s When Ending a Freelance Design Project

There are a number of key things designers should do when ending a freelance project, and today we go over what they are and why you should always do them.


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…


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