Stage Design – Easter at Champions Centre

By Jonathan Malm       March 20, 2017

Check out pictures and a description of how the team at Champions Centre designed the projection mapped, 3D cross that was the Easter centerpiece.

Video Design – Easter at Champions Centre

By Jonathan Malm       March 6, 2017

The video that the team projection mapped onto the cross went through 12 major revisions before the final product. Here's the back story to its design.

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Why Visual Storytelling Matters in the Church

By Brian Mann       February 16, 2017

We have better tools and greater storytelling opportunities than any other time in the history of the church. But visual storytelling needs intentionality.

Why Design Matters

By Becka Gruber       February 2, 2017

Design isn't just about making things prettier. Design matters in ministry because it matters to God who crafted us in His likeness.

The Visual Runway

By Jonathan Malm       January 19, 2017

Instant gratification is great for marketing design. But when you're designing for live events, a good visual runway will take you much further.

How to Be Generous without Burning Yourself Out

By Michael Buckingham       January 5, 2017

How do we balance all the revisions, changes of scope, and last-minute requests but keep our spirits alive and generous? Here are three ideas.

RIP Office

By Becka Gruber       December 19, 2016

Working remotely is a new thing, but does it mean it's going to start replacing the traditional work office? Should your team work remotely?

4 Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Designing Process

By Jonathan Carone       December 5, 2016

Being stuck as a designer is the equivalent of writer’s block for writers. Here are some things you can do to get unstuck as a designer.

12 Days of Christmas Ideas: Photo Opportunity Spots

By Jonathan Malm       November 17, 2016

Today's Christmas idea: Make photo opportunity spots around the church where you encourage people to take selfies and tag your church in them.

12 Days of Christmas Ideas: Paper Nativity Gift Set

By Jonathan Malm       November 3, 2016

Today's Christmas idea is a way you can provide families in your church with an interactive and fun Christmas memory – a paper nativity gift set.

3 Concepts that Will Take Your Worship Slides Further

By Jonathan Malm       October 19, 2016

I think there are ways to use our modern tools in a more creative way to take our worship slides further. Here are a few concepts.

Picking the Perfect Color(s) for Your Design

By Becka Gruber       October 5, 2016

Color is one of the most important elements of design. Instead of going through color theory, this article gives a quick trick to get a great color palette.

How to Direct Designers (as a Designer)

By Michael Buckingham       September 19, 2016

So you're a designer, but now you find yourself leading other designers. How do you do that effectively without wanting to just take over for them?

Getting the Most Out of Your Social Media Graphics

By Joe Cavazos       September 5, 2016

Here are a few truths on how to make great images that grab attention and maximize sharing of the social media graphics.

Questions to Ask When Your Leader Wants Something Designed

By Jonathan Carone       August 17, 2016

So your leader wants you to design something. How do you make sure you get the information you need to be successful and give them what you need?

3 Reasons Your Church Needs a Style Guide

By Sheri Felipe       August 3, 2016

Does your church have a style guide? Creating one takes a lot of work, but it might be what's necessary to strengthen the brand of your church.

Why Consistency in Design Matters So Much

By Michael Buckingham       July 18, 2016

The more times you see a brand, hear it, and feel it, the larger space it takes in your brain. We need consistency to keep that mind space in our audience.

What Images Potential Visitors Need to See

By Josh Blankenship       July 4, 2016

We know potential visitors are checking out our church website and social media streams. But what visuals do they need to see to make a decision to visit?

The 10 Steps to a Great Design

By Megan Watson       June 16, 2016

A good design is a journey, but it doesn’t have to be baffling each time. These steps can give you a road map to make a much more successful design process.

Re-inventing Yourself as an Artist

By Paul Snyder       June 2, 2016

What happens when everything is taken away from you? Is re-inventing yourself even possible? Can you be more than just what you are right now?

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