Author Archive | Brian Morris

10 killer calendar designs

A brief list of some of my favorite calendar designs, and why I like them.…

How much should I charge my clients for graphic design?

100-dollar-closeupHow much should I charge my clients for graphic design: The ultimate question with ne’er a concrete answer to be found. Many bloggers have postulated …

The history of printing

print-historyIf you’re expecting Gutenberg and his printing press, look elsewhere. This post is about history in the making; the spirits of printing present and …

Where to get free fonts

fontsEveryone loves a list such as “101 places to get free fonts,” but who actually has the time to click through and research all 101 …

Where to get Photoshop for free? And other stupid questions with legitimate answers …

question-markQ: Where to get Photoshop for free?

A: You can use a peer-to-peer (P2P) software service or a bit torrent software to download and/or capture …

Design movie posters for a living?

shrekposterThis sounds like one of the coolest jobs on earth, yet I had never considered what designing movie posters for a living would be like …

Throw out all the rules – the art of the calculated risk

MacArthur_Manila“You are remembered for the rules you break.” – General Douglas MacArthur

Ask any mega-entrepreneur – Gates, Ford, Jobs, Trump, McMahon – what the ingredients …

Five sweet brand redesigns

I love before and after makeover photos. Not the kind you see on TV where they grab some random disheveled individual and run them through …

Five unique ways to advertise your graphic design services locally

pizza-boxYellow pages, directories, SEO, PPC, trade magazines — there have never been so many ways to market. The reach a single person can have today …

Alternative graphic design software

Graphic designers are on the cutting edge of revolution. They get bored easily, so they’re always quick to make a change, introduce a new style, …

Five must-read graphic design books

What are the best graphic design books? Like any other published genre, that all depends on your style, your current knowledge, and what you can …

Upcoming design contests you should enter

awards-2Hurry and enter these cool graphic design contests before it’s too late to submit in ’09. I’ve hand-picked a few of the most original upcoming …