Posts Tagged ‘graphic design’



My Pet Peeve of the Month – Weird Shaped Business Cards

I’m bringing this post back from the archives, because it drives me crazy.  I know they look cool – those weird shaped business cards. Squares, skinny thin ones, or shapes like TV sets, cameras, books, or houses (if you’re a real estate agent.) But the truth is – they’re a real pain. They don’t fit into a business card folder, don’t play well with other cards in a stack, and generally are difficult to deal with. I know – you’re going to say, “But Phil, you always tell us to be different and stand out from the crowd.”   Yes, that’s important – but Read the full article »

The First Step Toward a Creative Life

Today, someone asked me the secret of my creative output. “Phil, how do you come up with your material for writing and speaking?” I answered him by saying that the single most important question for any creative person to ask is: “What time of day am I most creative?” For me, it’s 6am to noon. In the morning, I can write like mad. Everything is sharp, and I’m in a great mood.  But AFTER lunch? Read the full article »