Author Archive | Brian Morris

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 …

The five rules of outsourcing graphic design

If you’re like most graphic designers, you probably loathe the thought of someone else’s design bearing your name. Having junior designers working for you is …

Let’s get crazy: Exploring your ideas

Have you ever had a great idea, only to be heartbroken when your friends shot it down as being crazy, stupid or unsalable? Don’t be …

Three (new) questions to ask every client

I’ve seen all the posts out there — five questions to ask your clients, three questions to ask your clients, etc. They all say the …

Crimes of the cart: Misuse of the unlimited shopping cart

Ever notice how much you can fit into a shopping cart? Hundreds, even thousands of dollars of products can be stuffed into one average supermarket …