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Designing for Calvary Chapel Canyon Hills

Designing for my own church, Calvary Chapel Canyon Hills, has always been something that I have dreamed of doing, but as our church was so small, there were never very many opportunities for it. I was able to design our Wednesday night service logo many years ago but there hasn’t been much since. This Easter, Pastor Josh, wanted to promote our Easter service to the local community to raise awareness of our little church nestled in the hills. We met exactly one before Easter to plan out what he wanted designed: implementation of a new color scheme, business cards, a welcome flyer, updated web graphics, newspaper ads, and then finally, a poster design for his sermon messages which is still to come. Now that Easter has come and gone, I finally got around to photographing these pieces…

Our new business cards feature the new green color scheme with a map to the church. Justus, from Western Fluids Engineering, and a member of our church, printed both the business cards and the welcome flyer.

The welcome flyer features photography of Canyon Hills, provided by Esther Culp. She actually went out to take these at sunrise just to capture the sun rising over the hills. Thank you Esther!!

Then lastly, two newspaper ads were created for the Friday Flyer, distributed in Canyon Lake, and for the Press Enterprise, distributed throughout Southern California. I never got my hands on a Press Enterprise, but here is the 10×15 ad that ran on the back page of the Friday Flyer. Having such a large area to design, I wanted to utilize a lot of white space, giving the design a strong focal point, the cross. This allowed it to stand apart from the more cramped ads normally seen in the paper. A strong white on top and black on the bottom allowed plenty of contrast for the type to stand out and remain legible. This is the biggest sized ad I have ever had printed and it was so cool to see it! Thanks to everyone who got me copies of the paper!

Please view the church’s website to see even more work that we have been producing from the page header graphics to the homepage slides that are updated on a regular basis.

Oh and happy belated Easter!

I believe in magic. I believe in the power of true love. I believe in fairy tales and happy endings. And I live to create stationery and art for the young at heart to allow my fellow dreamers to treasure all of life’s most wondrous moments!


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