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

Boost Your Visibility as a Designer with Strong Opinions

As a designer, I have a lot of opinions on design, both as a user and as a creator of design content. And if you’re a designer, I’m sure you do as…

It’s Good for Designers to Write Their Own Copy, Here’s Why

Designers tend to freak out when they hear the word “writing.” That’s not my job; someone else will get paid to do that – right? Well, not alw…

What You Discover After Finishing Design School

I went to design school, and if you did as well, you may be wondering if you made the right decision, especially when the bills start piling up and th…

How to Turn Criticism Into Inspiration

As creatives, criticism is part and parcel of our careers. Yet, because of our artistic sensitivity, we can often be the least prepared to deal with i…

5 Ways to Gather Ideas That Will Impress For Designers

More and more designers are turning to blogging to get their ideas about design out there and be heard by the greater design community online. However…

5 Superstitions in Design That Clients Believe

People are amazingly self-deceptive. We allow ourselves to believe many things that aren’t true, simply because they make us feel better or fulfill …

6 Key Things Lacking in The Design Community Today

The design community, like any community, has its problems and issues that need to be resolved. It’s going to take a lot more than a single blog pos…

Debunking Millennial Worker Myths: The Truth Revealed

People aged 18 to 34 are in a unique position. Usually pegged as spoiled and impossible to deal with in the traditional way, Millennials, also known a…

How to Tell Stories Others Want to Share

Storytelling is a key factor in successful design, and content creation in general. Without telling some kind of story, there’s no way to get people…

Who Should Care More About Your Design, You or Your Client?

The question of who ought to care more about a commercial design project is a surprisingly divisive one. Many designers stress that it’s the client…

Design Gone Wrong: What to Do When Clients Turn Against You

It’s a designer’s worst nightmare. The perfect working relationship between you and and an awesome client suddenly turns sour. All their former pr…

How to Turn Skepticism Into Success: An Experiment

An experiment that helps you learn from something you initially turn up our noses at or were skeptical about.