Author Archive | Brian Morris

Five things that are holding your business back

If you’re a small business, finding new customers can be a challenge, especially in the current economy. If you’re struggling to find new clients, don’t …

Pepsi, Tropicana and the Arnell Group: Irate consumers or jealous designers?

Just about every graphic designer, marketer and business owner has heard at least something about the respective Pepsi and Tropicana debacles of late. The Los

Best-selling ideas … free of charge!

Do you want a free education? How about a free market research team? Maybe a free concept for the next multi-million dollar idea? I have …

More open source design software

Ahh … the joys of open source. I mentioned a few open source design programs in a previous post. Here are a few more:

Blender

Focusing on one good idea at a time

Ideas, ideas, ideas. If you have a creative mind (and you do, if you’re a designer/artist/writer/marketer, etc.) you undoubtedly have thousands of new ideas zipping …

Lessons in usability: Amazon, eBay, Tiger Direct and more

Check out Time‘s list of the top 25 ecommerce sites. Take a look at each, and take notes.

These websites share specific characteristics …

Boost business with a seminar

Small business seminars are a great way to drum up extra business and loyal customers. If you’re a graphic designer, writer, marketer, webmaster, printer or …

Aviary vs. Adobe and the ultimate Photoshop contests

If you love to beta test, head over to Aviary and check out the new graphic design application suite in development. With names such as …

Are you charging enough?

The online scramble to grab online graphic design jobs has escalated with the diminished economy — fewer companies are paying for design, more designers are …

Efficiency vs. productivity

Most people believe that efficiency and productivity are one in the same, synonymous words that mean getting more done in less time. In fact, efficiency …

Hitting the links: Some cool stuff for designers

If you’re out on the web, you’ve undoubtedly stumbled on some cool stuff. Some usable, some for fun and all bookmarkable. Here are a few …

Are you prepared?

What would happen if three feet of snow fell on Miami? Chances are, the city would be shut down. The government, businesses and citizens of …