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Addison Duvall (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 Importance of Storytelling in Design

The Importance of Storytelling in Design

Several years ago, I worked as an in-house copywriter and designer for a prominent marketing firm. When I first applied for the job I didn’t have any of the credentials…

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.

20 Free High-Resolution T-Shirt Mockup PSD Templates for Designers

20 Free High-Resolution T-Shirt Mockup PSD Templates for Designers

These free high-resolution t-shirt mockup Photoshop PSD templates will give your t-shirt designs a photorealistic result in minutes.

How Simple, Classic Design Should Work

How Simple, Classic Design Should Work

Simplifying features and information is one of the most important steps toward creating the best user experience possible.

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…

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Having interesting side projects in your portfolio can help you make the leap from forgettable, all-purpose designer to industry superstar.

As a Freelance Designer, What Is Your Unique Selling Point?

As a Freelance Designer, What Is Your Unique Selling Point?

Let me start off by asking you a question. How many of you have switched toothpaste brands over the course of your lives? How about deodorant, shampoo, or motor oil…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why You Should Further Educate Yourself as a Designer

Why You Should Further Educate Yourself as a Designer