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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.
Waking Up the Taste Buds of Your Design Clients

Waking Up the Taste Buds of Your Design Clients

One of the hallmarks of a top chef is his or her ability to do interesting takes on food combinations that, at first glance, seem like they wouldn’t go together…

Do We Really Need to Follow Design Trends?

Do We Really Need to Follow Design Trends?

Designers love to complain about ‘superficial’ design trends that they don’t feel have any staying power or contribute anything meaningful to the industry. But are they right? I happen to…

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.

The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool

The Personal Process of Choosing the Right Design Tool

Tips on how the tools you use as a designer can help improve your creative process and aid you in creating work you can stand behind.

Leveraging the Power of Sushi to Improve Your Designs

Leveraging the Power of Sushi to Improve Your Designs

Sushi has been popular in the Western world since the 1970s, when it was introduced to diners in the U.S. You probably have a strong opinion about it – either…

Dealing With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

Dealing With Sudden Client Designer Syndrome

We’ve all experienced when a client wants to make a change to your design that, as a designer, you can immediately tell will result in disaster.

Finding and Using Your Own Design Voice

Finding and Using Your Own Design Voice

Your design voice – or design style, if you will – is how you choose to relay information to your audience. That sounds simple, but for the uninitiated, it can…

10 Things Designers Can Learn From Pastry Chefs

10 Things Designers Can Learn From Pastry Chefs

Regardless of whether you bake or not, you can take a lot of the same knowledge pastry chefs draw upon every day to improve your design work.

As a Designer, Is Failure a Necessary Part of Success?

As a Designer, Is Failure a Necessary Part of Success?

As a Designer, Is Failure a Necessary Part of Success? We all go through it at one time or another. You’re working on a project and no matter how hard…

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

How to Stop Getting Burned by Your Design Clients

It seems like every designer has a horror story or two (or seventeen) about getting ripped off by a client who refuses to pay. Once it happens, there’s not too…

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

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…

Doing Away With Bad Design Ideas and Moving on to the Good Ones

Doing Away With Bad Design Ideas and Moving on to the Good Ones