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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.

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.


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.


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

Your designs aren’t technically meant to sell anything. In fact, it’s actually almost impossible for them to do so if the viewer has never seen them before. In this article…


What To Do With All Those Spare Creative Ideas

There are many ways you can deal with all those spare creative ideas. Here are some suggestions on what you can do with them.


Developing a Sense of Mythology Around Your Designs

There’s a legend among the cheese connoisseurs of New York City. In most of the US, it’s illegal to sell raw (non-pasteurized) dairy products. The reasons why are complicated, but…


Organizing Your Personal and Commercial Design Work

The debate between creative personal work and commercial work is one that has been going on since the design industry was born. Technically, creativity and commerciality can’t exist without each…


It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

We go over a few essential tips that designers and developers can use right away to help manage their time and work more effectively.


How to Handle Indescribable Uniqueness in Design

Quick, how many flavors are there in food? We’ve all probably heard that there are four: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. But what would you say if I told you…


How to Let Go of That Failing Creative Idea