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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.
How to Handle Indescribable Uniqueness in Design

How to Handle Indescribable Uniqueness in Design

We discuss weird and indescribable uniqueness in design, share how you can handle it, and whether or not it’s necessarily a good thing.

Taking Inspiration from the Humble Shopping Cart

Taking Inspiration from the Humble Shopping Cart

We explore the history of the humble shopping cart, taking lessons from its design and marketing that you can apply to your design process today.

20 Free Nature Brushes for Photoshop

20 Free Nature Brushes for Photoshop

This collection consists of nature brushes for Photoshop that are all entirely free, which makes using them all the sweeter.

How to Handle Losing Your Motivation as a Designer

How to Handle Losing Your Motivation as a Designer

We share a technique you can use when you’re feeling burnt out and can’t bear to take one more step to complete that big creative project.

The Role Design Plays in Your Client’s Sales Funnel

The Role Design Plays in Your Client’s Sales Funnel

We talk about what you’re really supposed to be doing as a designer, and about the role your designs play in your client’s sales funnel.

Don’t Be Branded as a Cheap, Low-End Designer

Don’t Be Branded as a Cheap, Low-End Designer

How many of you know the proper way to approach a diet? Many people don’t, which is why they fail to work. There’s a specific mentality you need to have…

How to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing Again

How to Get Those Creative Juices Flowing Again

We explore some effective ways to get those creative juices flowing so that you can get back in the flow and continue to wow your clients.

How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101

How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101

We share some much easier and more effective methods for making networking connections as freelance creative designers.

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

It’s Task Management, Not Time Management

We share some essential tips that designers and developers should use to help manage their time so they can work more efficiently.

Dealing with Terrible Business Ideas from Your Clients

Dealing with Terrible Business Ideas from Your Clients

Knowing how to spot a bad business idea or tell when a particular business relationship looks rickety is an important skill every designer should learn.

How to Specifically Cater to the Needs of Your Clients

How to Specifically Cater to the Needs of Your Clients

If you’ve ever purchased organic food from a grocery store or farmer’s market, you know that it can be, well, pricey. Some people report as much as a 300% increase…

The Importance of Storytelling in Design

The Importance of Storytelling in Design