Author Archive | Brian Morris

Football icon: Branding John Madden

john_maddenWhen I opened my new Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) back in 1987, I could not have fathomed that a plumber named Mario would spawn a …

Halloween facts for marketers

jack-o-lanterns-halloweenThough many publications are reporting horrid tales of Halloween sales figures dropping by 15 percent or more in 2009 (at least one reporter referred to …

Best Halloween commercials of all time

In contemporary American culture some television commercials have become just as much a source of entertainment as the shows they support. And just like the …

Great Halloween graphic design jobs

macabre_girlHalloween is my favorite holiday, as my penchant for the macabre never fleeted as I transitioned from engrossing myself in the “Scary Stories to

Google Sidewiki for graphic designers and marketers

While the tech business world is abuzz about Google Wave, I’ve been exploring another new Google tool called Sidewiki. Sidewiki is a gadget …

Best Barbecue Sauce Labels

The South might have a reputation for crafting fine barbecue sauces, but we all love to slather our ribs, pork, chicken, and just about anything …

Graphic Design Inspiration from Mother Nature: Space

Graphic design inspiration can be found most anywhere on earth – and in the universe at-large. For some celestial cerebral scintillation, try these out-of-this-world natural …

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 …