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AddisonDuvall (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.

Can Technology Really Make You a Better Designer?

We look at some of the side effects of computer and internet technology from a designer’s perspective and explore some fixes to the most common problems.


The Deadly Communication Sins Freelance Designers Commit

Alright, freelancers – it’s time to confess! How many of you are guilty of not communicating regularly enough with your clients? Maybe you’re running behind on your deadline, and you’re…


10 Free Portfolio & Lookbook Templates for Adobe InDesign

These free InDesign portfolio templates are certain to appeal to a wide audience all while offering a convenient and beautiful way of presenting your work.


Taking Inspiration from the Humble Shopping Cart

We’re going to explore the history of the humble shopping cart, taking lessons from its design, marketing, and even the psychology of use, that you can start applying to your…


How Your Work Environment Can Influence Your Design Work

Sometimes, as web and digital designers, we can get trapped in our little world of computers and software, attempting to work out the solution to our clients’ design problems, but…


How to Specifically Cater to Your Design Clients’ Needs

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…


What Bad Designers Know That You Don’t