Brian Morris

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.


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Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 21:56

Graphic design inspiration can be found nearly anywhere on earth, as evidenced by these incredible desert images.

Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 20:38

JeffFisher-CFew designers achieve the level of success that Jeff Fisher LogoMotives founder Jeff Fisher has. Jeff has built an industry of himself through the powers of personal branding and hard work, and his ability to recognize opportunities when presented. The master logo man wears many hats as designer, writer, and consultant and maximizes potential in every arena.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 18:08

vinylbanners-main-bannerYou have business cards. You have a brochure. Maybe you've sent postcards, or even have a complete press kit. So ...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 19:53

robinsWant to make more money? Partner with other businesses and freelancers and sell their services through your name.

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 19:24

big-benFreelancing is tough. When you don't have a boss breathing down your neck, it can be difficult to motivate yourself to work at a fast pace and maintain the level of quality that your clients crave.

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 20:09

trophyI believe that PsPrint has some of the best design and marketing blog posts on the Web, but I also recognize that there are others out there who have made incredible contributions to the blogosphere with incredibly insightful and valuable posts.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 21:43

killer-with-knife-and-bloody-shirtIf a client asks you to design a direct-mail postcard and their copy, offer and/or mailing list sucks, it's time to step in. The messengers always get killed, and if your client deploys a crappy campaign, you'll be blamed for its failure. They wouldn't be erroneous in their ways – you, the designer, would be the responsible party in their minds.

Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 17:47

loserAfter reading this post on “Best and Worst Logo Remakes of the Century,” I had to wonder what compels successful companies to make drastic and unnecessary identity changes. Are such decisions driven by cumbersome sales? By careful customer surveys? By boredom?

The one that really struck me in the post was the Payless logo redesign.

Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 19:39

Incredible designs from the rainforest, where up to 75 percent of all living creatures reside.

golden.orb.weaver.3 Most people don't consider spiders to be beautiful creatures, but the golden orb weaver's design is striking nonetheless. Image use from Dave Kimble's Rain Forest Photo Catalog.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 19:13

I've decided to do a series of posts heralding the awesome designs crafted by Mother Nature, beginning with designs from the sea. Be inspired, my friends.

441278924_442e2cefab Ever swim into the wrong place at the wrong time? So has this fish.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 19:02

Halloween is one of the favorite times of the year for many graphic designers and for good reason: No other holiday – and perhaps no other design prompt – offers so many creative opportunities to explore one's creativity and push software programs such as Photoshop to the edge.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 18:47

When it comes to sales, brochures are the go-to collateral that can intrigue interest, inform and even close a sale, which makes brochure graphic design of critical importance to all successful companies. Too dated or gaudy, or too over the top, and your brochures can respectively bore or distract potential customers.


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