Author Archive | Brian Morris

Starting a graphic design business with SCORE, SBA, Microsoft, Adobe and more

I’ve seen it before. Someone makes a career change, or a young hotshot graduates, and they start a graphic design business. They put up a …

Need a boost? Increase business today

Do you want to boost your business, starting today?  It’s not hard to do, given all the free information available to help you identify the …

Being ChatWise with LivePerson

Ari Galper has discovered a breakthrough in online sales pitches.  He has learned that people do not like pushy sales personnel.

OK, that’s not …

Jacks of all trades

Despite the niche-driven business environment, more and more people are becoming jacks of all trades. At home with their computers, people have become writers, graphic …

Smart (frugal) market research with Myspace and Facebook

Why spend tons of money on a market research firm when you can do it yourself? You can practice frugal market research techniques on your …

Microsoft, Google, Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Intel for White Space ’09

The big election might be several months behind us, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still candidates up for vote in 2009.  One of the …

Bad design in 2009?

This is a fun little feature from the Los Angeles Times titled “Bad Design Trends We Hope Die In 2009.” 

Innovative combinations

We’ve all heard that technology will fuel the innovation of the future, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a buck if you’re not a …

Flash vs. Swish: Power vs. ease

Adobe Flash is well-known for its powerful ability to compose stunning web animations. The program is flexible and one of the staple tools of mainstream …

School’s in session: Obama, Twitter and the iPhone

AdWeek recently released the “Top Media and Marketing Innovations of 2008,” which summarizes some of the most successful campaigns of last year.

Highlights …

The future of graphic design is simple

Every idea is simple. There is no innovation in ideas; there is only innovation bringing ideas to life. Knowing that you’d like to easily lift …

Mozilla Firefox: A model for adaptability

While customers today seek simple solutions, they also want extendability (see “Hold The Anchovies, Please”). Mozilla Firefox has proven itself the model of adaptability …