Author Archive | Brian Morris

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 …

15 must-see Photoshop tutorials

If you love Photoshop, you’ll love it even more after learning the techniques in these tutorials:…

40 ways to increase business

signWant more sales? Try these 40 tips for increasing business and profit.

1. Be nice, all of the time

2. Under-promise, over-deliver

3. Track everything…

Three steps to a great speech

give-a-great-speechWhether you speak for a living or just have to deliver a single presentation, you know that pressure to give a great speech can be …

Creepy ads – do they work?

creepy-soap-adEver see an advertisement that really creeped you out? You have to wonder if the shock value of a creepy ad outweighs the repulsive reflex …

What dogs can teach you about business

dogMy family has a dog, a haphazard mix of breeds that is unidentifiable to even our veterinarian. Whatever she is, Ruby has been a good …

Top 10 employee management tips

dont-be-a-target-be-a-good-bossSuccessful employee management is like raising children. Your job is to teach and offer guidance so that your charges can navigate day-to-day life without supervision.…