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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 Simple, Classic Design Should Work

How Simple, Classic Design Should Work

Simplifying features and information is one of the most important steps toward creating the best user experience possible.

Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

Getting Past the Limitations of Your Design Skills

Have you ever looked through design books or online publications, keeping up to date on what’s happening in the industry, when you happen upon a bunch of work that’s leaps…

The 10 Best Templates for Creating Project Proposals in Adobe Indesign

The 10 Best Templates for Creating Project Proposals in Adobe Indesign

A collection of creative and modern Adobe Indesign project proposal templates that will help get your project noticed and approved!

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Why You Should Include Your Personal Passions in Your Design Work

Having interesting side projects in your portfolio can help you make the leap from forgettable, all-purpose designer to industry superstar.

As a Freelance Designer, What Is Your Unique Selling Point?

As a Freelance Designer, What Is Your Unique Selling Point?

Let me start off by asking you a question. How many of you have switched toothpaste brands over the course of your lives? How about deodorant, shampoo, or motor oil…

Presenting Design Ideas is All About Presentation

Presenting Design Ideas is All About Presentation

A good design presentation will encourage clients and colleagues to take your ideas more seriously and assign more value to them.

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…

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…

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…

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

There’s a common saying in the fiction-writing world: kill your darlings. No, this isn’t some morbid encouragement to do bodily harm to your loved ones. Killing your darlings means that…

What Happened to the Great Plans For Your Design Career?

What Happened to the Great Plans For Your Design Career?