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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 Overly Opinionated Design Clients

Dealing With Overly Opinionated Design Clients

We discuss how you as the designer can nip most design by committee in the bud, and how you can tap into this rarely used power and use it to your advantage.

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

Why You Should Fire Your Worst Design Clients

As a creative professional, you need to know what you are capable of by creating new opportunities and not be afraid of eliminating what’s not working.

The Top 40 Free Lightroom Presets

The Top 40 Free Lightroom Presets

Finding the best free Lightroom presets can be challenging, so this collection was compiled to showcase some of the top presets you can freely download.

Handling Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

Handling Ethical Disagreements With Your Design Clients

It doesn’t matter what the unethical thing is or reason for not wanting to do it – it’s always a pain to deal with in a professional and courteous manner.

How to Spot Terrible Client Business Ideas

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

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.

How To Network Properly: Networking For Designers 101

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

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

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

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

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

Organizing Your Personal and Commercial Design Work