Author Archive | Brian Morris

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.…

Best graphic design jobs forecast

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the graphic design industry is expected to grow by nearly 10 percent through 2016, and so now seems …

Simplify for profits (simplify your day)

I don’t need to write a quick example of how erratically clustered your days are. I know what it’s like … busy, busy, busy. You’ll …