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One-Minute Church Communication Lessons
5 Comments » May 19, 2014

One-Minute Church Communication Lessons

Quick video lessons for new church communicators on gaining confidence, avoiding too-cool design and setting priorities.

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Design Basics: How to Get Better as a Designer
1 Comment » April 9, 2014

Design Basics: How to Get Better as a Designer

Design is one of those things you never stop learning. Ongoing training is part of the job, so grab some books, get practicing and get better.

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Design Basics: How to Win With Simple & Consistent Branding
1 Comment » April 7, 2014

Design Basics: How to Win With Simple & Consistent Branding

Good branding makes for good design. The more you can refine your brand, the better your design will be.

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Design Basics: Storytelling in Design
No Comments » April 2, 2014

Design Basics: Storytelling in Design

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true why do we at times struggle to use design to tell great stories?

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Design Basics: 10 Common Mistakes
No Comments » March 26, 2014

Design Basics: 10 Common Mistakes

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are still some common mistakes you should avoid to create better design.

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Design Basics: Put Yourself in the Pew & Feel What They Feel
No Comments » March 19, 2014

Design Basics: Put Yourself in the Pew & Feel What They Feel

To be better designers we need to focus on what the audience feels and experience it for ourselves.

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Design Basics: How to Avoid the Overused Lambs, Doves & Flames in Your Church Imagery
1 Comment » March 12, 2014

Design Basics: How to Avoid the Overused Lambs, Doves & Flames in Your Church Imagery

There's nothing new under the sun, but can we move beyond the lambs, doves, flames and vines in our church visuals?

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Design Basics: 3 Ways to Put People Over Projects
No Comments » March 5, 2014

Design Basics: 3 Ways to Put People Over Projects

You don't want to be the pushy, controlling, opinionated or overbearing designer. Here are three ways to put people over projects.

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Church Marketing Lab: Easter Inspiration
No Comments » February 28, 2014

Church Marketing Lab: Easter Inspiration

The Easter countdown continues. Less than seven weeks until Palm Sunday and Holy Week (and Ash Wednesday is next week!).

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Design Basics: Moving Beyond Stock vs. Original Photography
4 Comments » February 26, 2014

Design Basics: Moving Beyond Stock vs. Original Photography

The stock vs. original photography debate rages on with pros and cons on both sides, but you can find some middle ground for your church.

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Design Basics: 5 Things Designers Need to Teach Non-Designers
No Comments » February 19, 2014

Design Basics: 5 Things Designers Need to Teach Non-Designers

Rather than lord our specialized designer knowledge over the non-designer types, we need to help them understand the basics.

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Design Basics: Taking Church Typography Beyond Comic Sans
3 Comments » February 12, 2014

Design Basics: Taking Church Typography Beyond Comic Sans

Typography is an art. Learn the basics of fonts to evoke the proper feelings and avoid common mistakes (like Comic Sans).

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Design Basics: Help! My Pastor Pushed Me Down the Revision Rabbit Hole
4 Comments » February 10, 2014

Design Basics: Help! My Pastor Pushed Me Down the Revision Rabbit Hole

How to develop an effective design process that results in more successful projects, fewer delays and happier pastors.

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Church Design Basics
5 Comments » February 25, 2013

Church Design Basics

A quick primer on church design covering branding & identity, sermon branding, and promotions & advertising. It's a preview of the kind of help Creative Missions churches will get.

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How to Start Designing: Ideas Before Computers
No Comments » September 17, 2012

How to Start Designing: Ideas Before Computers

Have you ever sat in front of the computer waiting to be inspired? That's not how design works.

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