Deciding what kind of bulletin to use for your weekly church announcements can be difficult, especially when trying to determine what font or color scheme to adhere to. Thankfully, sites such as freepik.com exist and are full of great templates that can easily be converted into a church bulletin. All for FREE!
I know social media seems to rule the marketing world right now but I think that when it comes to special events, an invitation that someone can physically hold is extremely effective. Especially for busy people, having a flyer or invite that they can stick on the fridge and see daily is more powerful than seeing … Continue reading 6 Steps to an Effective Event Flyer
Not every church has a huge budget available for design resources. I absolutely get it! As a Graphic Designer myself, I want to share with you my favorite sites for scoring high quality vectors, photos, templates, and fonts that will bolster your design arsenal without breaking the bank. Also, these are websites that I trust and … Continue reading 10 Awesome Websites for Free Design Resources
I get it. The Tree and Flame Render Filters in Photoshop can be pretty cheesy most of the time. However, I think I can show you ways to use them that not only look professional, but may also save you some time. HOW TO FIND IT So where are these magical tools you ask? If you're using … Continue reading Non-Cheesy Ways to Use the Photoshop Tree and Flame Filters
When it comes to designing your church website, student ministry t-shirts, and announcement slides without any graphic design experience, it can get a little overwhelming! We often gloss over the fundamentals of design so we can jump right into getting stuff done. Unfortunately, without setting the right foundation, it's easy to make mistakes that could easily … Continue reading CMYK vs RGB: Setting the Foundation of Design
There are many studies published online confirming that visual cues help us retain information which is what I love so much about announcement slides! When you add visual cues to your announcement segment, it helps the congregation commit the information to memory. I've also found from experience that engagement is higher when there is viewable information involved. That being said, … Continue reading 6 Announcement Slide Mistakes & How To Fix Them
The job of projecting the slides on the screens and running the computer during the weekend was the first place I ever served inside my church. We have come a long way in the past decade with tons of improvements as far as the way the lyrics look, the fonts we use, number of lines … Continue reading Changes You Can Make Today to Improve Your Lyric Slides
Have you ever heard of the statement that 95% of design is written language? It is only logical to think that a graphic or web designer should get training or some knowledge in the shaping of written information, called typography. For me it is probably the most important stage in design and the most exciting. … Continue reading The Top 5 Worst Fonts. Ever.
We live in a digital age where most church-goers expect the content of a Powerpoint presentation or even church bulletins to be designed well graphically with beautiful images. But if you've worked on designing a church bulletin or powerpoint presentation for a Sunday service, you'll know how hard it is to find quality content at … Continue reading Top Sites with Free Photos for Church Announcements