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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.
Dealing With a Panicky Design Client

Dealing With 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.

You’ll Never Be a Design Specialist by Generalizing Your Skills

You’ll Never Be a Design Specialist by Generalizing Your Skills

We take a look at why design generalists are inferior to design specialists, and what freelance designers can do instead to boost their desirability to potential clients.

The 15 Best Free WordPress Themes for Photographers in 2021

The 15 Best Free WordPress Themes for Photographers in 2021

All of these free photography WordPress themes put your photos into focus and allows your visitors to get a glimpse into your photography style.

Growing Your Audience as a Designer

Growing Your Audience as a Designer

We share the key principles that allow community builders to rise above others in terms of platform building, and how you can learn from the examples they set.

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 10 principles by Dieter Rams but modified to fit with a more general goal of simplicity.

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.

Sketchbooks – The Designer’s Cookbook

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

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

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

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

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

Dealing With Overly Opinionated Design Clients