Friday, August 13, 2021

Witness with Wisdom Series

Project: Witness with Wisdom Series Branding
Client: Golden Hills Community Church

Monday, May 3, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Habakkuk Series

Project: Habakkuk Series and Study Guide
Client: Golden Hills Community Church
Details: 6x9", 112 page book

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Our Father, His Glory, Our Prayer: A Series on the Lord's Prayer

The Church-wide Small Group study this year at Golden Hills is focused on the Lord's Prayer and titled Our Father, His Glory, Our Prayer.

The Lord's Prayer is Jesus' instructions on how to pray. I really wanted to convey the "instructions" idea and was very inspired by old nautical maps and navigational instruments. A map of the ocean is a guide for how to travel the ocean. The Lord's Prayer asks God for His will to be done. So just as we are dependent on God's will, a ship is dependent on the will of the wind and waves. We can open the sails, but the ship will only go as far and fast as the wind will take it. Nautical transportation also relies a lot on the stars, so I was able to put star fields into the artwork as an added texture. Combined with the beauty of the ocean and nautical themes, I thought this was the perfect way to capture my goal of leaning on the instruction idea in a visually interesting way.

I had a lot of fun researching old nautical maps and artwork. I was inspired also by the art of Bungie, the studio that produces the Destiny video game series. They use a lot of nautical inspirations to design their space exploration maps. I'm really happy with how this one turned out.

See some select spreads from the final project below:

Monday, January 27, 2020

We Are Free: Galatians Series

Project: Galatians Series and Study Guide
Client: Golden Hills Community Church
Details: 6x9", 212 page book

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Ruth Series

Project: Ruth Series and Study Guide
Client: Golden Hills Community Church
Details: 6x9", 112 page book

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Covenants Series

Golden Hills did a series on the major covenants in the Bible called Covenants: Experiencing the Unfolding Story of God's Love. It was a study of the promises God made from Genesis through Revelation and how they all pointed to Jesus as the fulfillment of those promises. The theme was difficult to sum up in a single image, so I decided to instead create collage imagery with symbols that represented the 6 covenants that were studied. Each week had its own unique collage and color of the rainbow (since the rainbow is part of the covenant God gave to Noah!). This was an extremely fun and educational project for me as I had to use techniques and styles that I never had before.

I have had a few people ask what the main infinity logo represents, so I thought I would explain what was going through my head. There are actually a few meanings behind it! 1) It is indeed a form of an infinity symbol to represent that the covenants of God are forever. They have no end. 2) The symbol is made up of 6 lines to represent the 6 covenants that were studied during the series. And 3) the symbol is made of two squares tied together to represent the definition of a covenant: two parties making a binding promise to each other. Now you know!

See some selected spreads from the final product below: