Author Archive | Brian Morris

Five must-have iPhone apps for graphic designers

iphoneThe iPhone is one of the most popular products in the country, and is perhaps on the precipice of an iPhone explosion if Apple makes

Government jobs for graphic designers

american_flagIf you’re a graphic designer, you might spend a lot of time on freelance bidding websites and other marketing endeavors. But have you ever considered …

The ancient art of cat juggling

If you’ve ever seen “The Jerk,” then you undoubtedly recall the scene in which Steve Martin’s character juggles cats. We know it’s not real, so …

Zero-incentive marketing: Why free trials don’t make sense

Adobe does it. So does Wordtracker. And Keyword Spy and many, many other businesses. It comes in many different forms, but the basic premise …

Products do not sell themselves

With all due respect to Vince Offer and his ShamWOW pitch, nothing sells itself. No matter how great your product or service is, if you …

Beyond brochures: New business opportunities for graphic designers

What better time than now to be a graphic designer? Not only are graphic designers in high demand, there are literally hundreds of thousands of …

Why I don’t trust TV

Television has a way of convoluting reality. Take TNT’s “Trust Me,” which seemed to depict graphic designers and copywriters as heavy-drinking muses incapable of maintaining …

When is Web 3.0 coming – and what does it mean for you?

We’ve heard the buzzwords, the hype, the whispers: So when is Web 3.0 coming, and what does it mean for you?

For the uninitiated, Web …

Five awesome website design techniques you should emulate

Some websites just seem to have exactly what you want, exactly where you’d expect it to be. Here are five of them:

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The best online communities for graphic designers

Seth Godin recently argued that blogs have eliminated the need for most business books. Whether you agree with Seth’s statements or not, you can’t …

Business partners every graphic designer should have

A great business partner is one whose work makes you more successful. A great business partnership enjoys mutual success — you’re helping your partner as …

How To Go Green With Your Graphic Design Business

There are two types of green businesses in this world: those that promote green products and those that actually practice green strategies. As a graphic …