Author Archive | Brian Morris

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 …

Compete with eBay

So many websites have tried to compete with eBay, and so many have failed.  That’s because they’re not just trying to compete with eBay, they’re …

Energy

How energetic are you? Do you jump out of bed, rush to bust out high-quality work through intense brainstorming and rapid-fire skills? Or do you …

10,000 hours = expert

How does your craft make you wealthy? Through value. If you provide a valuable service or resource for your clients, you will make more money. …

The desktop publishing war: Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress?

The title of this post says enough, and it’s a war that no graphic designer, publisher, newspaper or magazine has been able to steer clear …

The best graphic design magazines

YouTheDesigner.com has posted a list of what they consider to be the most amazing graphic design magazines.  As one might expect, Print Magazine, …

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 …