Author Archive | Brian Morris

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 …

Portfolio applications for graphic designers

If you’re a graphic designer, you know you need an online portfolio. You probably have one already. And if you don’t, you can always find …

10 things to include in your graphic design proposal

Look around the web for information on what to include in your graphic design proposal, and you’ll come across things such as “executive summary,” “current …

Best free Drupal themes

I write a lot about content management systems, probably Joomla! more than others. But by far my favorite CMS is Drupal. The system is powerful, …

The scoop – how to get free press

reading-newspaper-in-waterWhen it comes to business, free press is golden. Here are a few ways to convince reporters and editors you’re worth the column inches: …

Productivity software for graphic designers

hard-work-signProductivity software is generally described as software that makes businesses (or people) more productive. Simple and self-explanatory. But each niche profession (or personality) has a …

Shameless marketing tactics and why you should use them

jokerWhat comes to mind when you think of shameless marketing? Do you conjure images of imitation Rolex salesmen or bizarre publicity stunts? …

What’s YOUR stock worth?

From the Economics section of About.com:

stock-exchangeInvestors are attracted to stocks of companies they expect will earn substantial profits in the future; because many

Three places every graphic designer should visit

fishParis, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., the Amazon, Egypt, the Far East: There many places graphic designs should visit for inspiration. …

Persuasive colors: How color motivates response

color-wheelIf you haven’t done so already, you should study color psychology in marketing. It’s quite amazing how colors motivate response. It varies among consumer demographics, …