Designing graphics for a church or ministry (or business) can be incredibly overwhelming! I’ve been there! For some reason, designing for your own business or church is so much more challenging. I’m guessing it’s because you are so wrapped up in the projects and because you’re the client, there are no limits or boundaries to the final outcome of the project. (Exciting but daunting.)
Anyway, designing for your own church/ministry/business is hard. The good news is that I already did a ton of work and I wand to share the legwork with you so you don’t have to do it. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be posting articles about everything you need for your PROJECT, be it graphic design for a church, ministry, or business. YAY!
I’ll start with some of the design stuff related to the business part of your Project. We’ll talk about logos, business cards, letterheads, brochures, signs, etc. You’ll learn about creating a “brand” or “feel” for your Project, and you’ll start thinking about how you want to reach your “target audience.”
Next, we’ll talk about how you can get print resources out to your audience, be it your church congregation, the people you are ministering to, or your clients. I’m so excited to talk more about producing tracts and other tools for evangelism! I’ll include where to print brochures etc. We’ll look at some options for self-publishing. I’ll even include free resources such as powerpoint designs and church bulletins. Just because I love you (well, mostly because I love God).
Anyway, if you’re not online with your Project, you’re missing out!!! We’ll look at options for designing a website, how to buy a domain name, hosting, and how to maintain your website. This will introduce you to the world of website design and help you decide what options are best for you.
The Web is a social place!!! Next, we’ll look at how you can use social networking and blogging to more effectively connect with your audience. You won’t want to miss this!
Along the way, I’ll throw in some different thoughts about the place of graphic design in the Christian’s life. We’ll look at the place of advertising in the church, being in the world but not of the world, graphic design in worship, etc.
At the end of our discussion about graphic design for your project, I’ll be turning all the information that I’ve provided into a handy E-book that you can reference and share with others.