Author Archive | Brian Morris

Mother Nature as Inspiration: Designs from the desert

The third installment in my tip o’ the hat to Mother Earth’s fantastic design work features the deserts of the world, shaped by the winds …

Interview with Jeff Fisher LogoMotives’ Jeff Fisher

JeffFisher-CFew designers achieve the level of success that Jeff Fisher LogoMotives founder Jeff Fisher has. Jeff has built an industry of himself through the powers

Three printed materials every business should have, but do not

vinylbanners-main-bannerYou have business cards. You have a brochure. Maybe you’ve sent postcards, or even have a complete press kit. So … you’re just like everyone …

Partnering for profit

robinsWant to make more money? Partner with other businesses and freelancers and sell their services through your name. If you’re a designer, you can:…

Five ways to increase freelance productivity today

big-benFreelancing is tough. When you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to work at a fast …

Best design and marketing posts of 2009 (so far…)

trophyI believe that PsPrint has some of the best design and marketing blog posts on the Web, but I also recognize that there are others …

The messenger always gets killed

killer-with-knife-and-bloody-shirtIf a client asks you to design a direct-mail postcard and their copy, offer and/or mailing list sucks, it’s time to step in. The messengers …

Jumping to conclusions gets you into trouble

loserAfter reading this post on “Best and Worst Logo Remakes of the Century,” I had to wonder what compels successful companies to make …

Mother Nature series No. 2: Designs from the rainforest

Incredible designs from the rainforest, where up to 75 percent of all living creatures reside.…

Mother Nature series No. 1: Designs from the sea

I’ve decided to do a series of posts heralding the awesome designs crafted by Mother Nature, beginning with designs from the sea. Be inspired, my …

Three Scary Halloween Design Effects

Halloween is one of the favorite times of the year for many graphic designers and for good reason: No other holiday – and perhaps no …

Brochure Design Layouts That Work

When it comes to sales, brochures are the go-to collateral that can intrigue interest, inform and even close a sale, which makes brochure graphic design …