All posts tagged: graphic design

So I’ve been pretty busy here at Rancho. Here’s a few of the projects I’ve been working on:

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This is a newpaper ad – a last minute project (but honestly, what isn’t?)

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This is a banner (or a couple banners, not sure yet). We’ll be promoting the school for 2009 enrollment at the church and at open houses over the next couple months.

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And this is a powerpoint presentation – there’s a few slides, so I just included this one…

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Now these are ideas that may never work, but would be cool to get the word out quickly and cheaply!

So, that’s what I’ve been up to this week…

Well, I’m 2 weeks into my new position at Rancho Community Church & Schools. Everyone wants to know what I ‘do’. So here’s a couple examples of the graphic design & web part of my job.

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This was a rather quick promotion screen graphic for an event for our Women’s ministry.

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This was a flyer for our Christian Schools. I admit it looks a little old school (no pun intended), but I think it still turned out good & clean. There were a couple additions that I might not have added that make it a little busy.

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And the big job I’m still working on is a completely new website for our Christian Schools, which is comprised of four separate schools (preschool, elementary, middle, high schools). All but one needs a logo/brand, and the whole site needed to be built from the ground up and super quickly. So I used WordPress and a Woo Theme. Still lot’s of work to do but it’s up and functional for now – we’ll probably button it up and make a big deal out of it by the end of next week. (and yes, there’s a lot of istockphoto.com stuff going on here – it’s mostly place holders until we can get our own photos).

I’d love some healthy feedback on any of these projects & I plan on posting as much of what I do as I can (that’s why I call it a ‘Design Confessional’. I want to get better and stay ‘with it’ while still being effective. So let me know what you think, please!

I know, SURPRISE! For you who follow, yer probably like, ‘wait a second, I thought he just GOT a job?!’. And you’re right – I did. But a couple weeks ago I met a really cool guy and I didn’t realize it at the time, but he just lost his job. So I thought since this blog is a huge mecca of social networking (read: sarcasm), I’d post this and see what happens. Really though – here’s a guy who needs a job, or some work, or some prayer, or some support – actually all of the above. Maybe we can help? Let’s watch what God does with his life…

Elaina and I

Oh yeah, his name is Adrian Rodriguez and you can check out his crazy skills here, follow him on twitter here, and facebook him here. Spread the word people.

Hi, my name is Alex and I’m an artist. Ever since I can remember I’ve been an artist. I won awards as a young child, began doing graphic design as a teen, and entered the work force as a graphic artist. Somewhere in there I was a ‘sandwich’ artist too, but we won’t count that one. I’m not saying this to say ‘whoo hoo – look at me!’. I was just reminded this week of the fact, that if you look deep into who I am, I’m an artist. I love creating – I love that there’s something ‘right’ about good design, good music, good art. Now I’m not saying that everything I do is ‘right’ or ‘good’ – not by a long shot. But you know it when you see it or hear it.

All that to say that when I was first hired on to LifeChurch – one of my main responsibilities was our graphic design and the look & feel of the church – which I loved! So I went and scanned all (or most) of our mailers that I had designed (hey it was way easier than looking through the hard drive for the originals). Here they are in all their glory – or not.

*disclaimer – I didn’t have complete artistic freedom on most of these – especially the crowded back sides.

Ah nostalgia…

I’ve been on a design kick for some new branding at our church. We use the KNOW GROW GO mantra for our spiritual growth/formation strategy. We use the analogy of rock climbing to teach how to “clip in” and begin to grow, then to climb, and then to turn around and begin to help others on their climb (explanation of the carabiners). Here are some of the graphics:

more to come soon. I’ve got some youth ministry stuff, women’s stuff, and a worship event to take care of.