Addison Duvall

Addison is the author of Food Identities, a blog that explores the crossroads of food, design, and culture. She's written some things, designed other things, and eaten a whole lot of food.

Latest posts

Changing Your Professional Focus with Minimal Downtime

As you progress through your career as a freelance designer, you may discover that the kind of work…

When to Say “No” to Clients For Freelancers

We’ve all heard it before. The inevitable request from a client to revise a design to make it…

How to Take on and Handle More Design Work

If you’re a freelance designer, there will probably come a time when you will either want or need…

What Do Freelance Clients Actually Care About?

A lot of freelance designers find themselves stuck in the same place, year after year, serving the same…

How to Keep Your Design Skills Fresh

A designer’s skill set can very quickly become obsolete in this day and age. Designers need to know…

5 Ways “Professionalism Overload” Can Kill Your Design Career

Being a professional is something that most designers dream of accomplishing. After all, it’s the happy medium between…

How to Get Buzy People to Answer You

In business, there is a right way and a wrong way to do just about everything. This certainly…

5 Ways to Monetize Your Old Designs

After a couple of years as a freelance designer, you’re going to build up quite a collection of…

Building and Hiring an Awesome Team

At some point in your design career, you’ll likely be placed in charge of other people. These might…

Why Alienating Potential Clients Can Be A Good Thing

Does your client roster read like the advertising section of a newspaper? Do plumbers, veterinarians, landscapers, dentists –…