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Addison Duvall (72 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.
Good Font, Bad Font: How to Pick the Best Font

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

We share five key rules for selecting an ideal typeface for any project and how to determine if that font you like may not be so great after all.

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 you try, you just can’t seem to get it to…

25 Free Sets of Brushes for Procreate App for 2022

25 Free Sets of Brushes for Procreate App for 2022

We have a fantastic collection of free brush sets for Procreate, the iPad mobile application that allows you to create professional art.

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.

The Secret to Successful Food Packaging Design

The Secret to Successful Food Packaging Design

We take a “field trip” into the design process behind some of the industry’s most successful and effective food packaging designs.

Why You Should Further Educate Yourself as a Designer

Why You Should Further Educate Yourself as a Designer

Some methods for further educating yourself as a designer, and apply what you learn to become better at what you do and more desirable to clients.

Finding a Niche as a Designer Isn’t an Overused Cliché

Finding a Niche as a Designer Isn’t an Overused Cliché

Focusing on a niche as a designer will help you strengthen your personal brand and attract highly targeted, highly desirable clients.

Promoting Your Freelance Services the Right Way

Promoting Your Freelance Services the Right Way

Freelance designers, when marketing, can often drive the wrong kind of traffic to their websites, and can even drive the right kind away.

How Novice Designers Can Improve Their Client Rosters

How Novice Designers Can Improve Their Client Rosters

We offer advice on what all you young designers out there can do to get in on the more exciting and high-paying projects in the design industry.

How Designers Can Market Themselves to the Clients That Best Suit Their Niche

How Designers Can Market Themselves to the Clients That Best Suit Their Niche

Useful tips for good designers so that they can market themselves to the exact kind of clients that best suits their niche and services.

Those Things You Must Do When Ending a Freelance Design Project

Those Things You Must Do When Ending a Freelance Design Project

There are important things you should do when ending a freelance project, and today we go over what they are and why you should do them.

Is There a Perfect Solution to a Design Problem?

Is There a Perfect Solution to a Design Problem?