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

How to Create Your Ideal Client Profiles For Freelancers

As freelancers, one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves is ‘what do my clients really want?‘ In order to find out, you have to fi…

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 to take on a few extra clients. However, it can be…

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 types of clients despite their desire to move …

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 more skills than ever before, and client expecta…

5 Ways Professionalism Overload Hurts Your Design Career

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

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 extends to asking for favors or any other kind of help f…

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 work you’ve done for clients, and ideally, for you…

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 include writers, marketers, programmers, enginee…

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 – any and every type of …

How Telling Stories Can Nail You More Clients

Everyone is a storyteller. Stories are how we explore our surroundings and communicate with others, whether it’s to persuade them, inspire them, o…

You Sure You Want to Be a Freelance Designer?

Are you getting sick of the daily grind of commercial creativity – having to be creative on command for a client with a specific idea in mind? I kno…