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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.
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.

15 Tutorials for Creating Professional Product Mockups in Photoshop

15 Tutorials for Creating Professional Product Mockups in Photoshop

A collection of the best tutorials for creating product mockups in Photoshop. Learn to present physical and digital products beautifully.

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

Several years ago, I worked as an in-house copywriter and designer for a prominent marketing firm. When I first applied for the job I didn’t have any of the credentials…

How to Let Go of That Failing Creative Idea

How to Let Go of That Failing Creative Idea

To help you not quit working on that creative idea, we explore some methods that you can use to finish every design project you start.

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…

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