Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Vitals: GHCC Winter Camp 2017

This year's theme for Golden Hills Winter Camp was Vitals, with a tribal/Survivor style. I really wanted the colors to be warm for this theme, despite it being a winter camp. Exploring the things that are vital for life, warmth is one of them, and warm colors also seem to be incorporated into many tribal designs and clothing. The two teams for camp were Bios (representing physical needs) and Zoe (representing Spiritual needs). For Bios I made the logo a tiki statue to represent the physical in a tribal way, and for Zoe I made the symbol a flame to represent the spiritual in a tribal way. Had a lot of fun with this theme that visually is a lot different than what we've done for Winter Camps in the past.

Project: GHCC Winter Camp Promo
Client: Golden Hills Community Church Student Ministries
Details: 5x16" tri-fold brochure, T-Shirts, and Hooded Sweatshirt

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Abundant Life

It's been a long time! Still been busy working away, just haven't had much time to post. I'm going to try to do this more often and catch up a bit on the last few months of work. Currently at Golden Hills we are wrapping up our annual Small Group Campaign, which means workbooks! Here is what the cover looks like for this year. It's a study called The Abundant Life, exploring what it truly means to have life found in Christ.

I decided to give the study a vineyard theme for a few reasons. Vineyards are a great poster child for abundance. The culture around vineyards and wine-tasting is about the finer things in life; about embracing abundance. In this study we also spent a lot of time exploring Jesus' metaphor that He is the vine, we are the branches. He literally uses a vineyard example to make His point about how we only find true life when we are connected to Him. And lastly, vineyards are a big part of the area where I live. I see vineyards almost every day in the Bay Area, and they are a huge part of the culture here. Using the vineyard theme was a great way to communicate with and connect with the people of this area.

Client: Golden Hills Community Church
Details: 8.5"x11" Book

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Let the World Rejoice — Christmas 2016

This is GHCC's Christmas Musical, Let the World Rejoice. With a global theme exploring how different cultures around the world celebrate Christmas, I knew I wanted this to have a different look than the typical "American Christmas" look we often see. The main ornament image incorporated landmarks from all over the earth, while the textures and colors incorporated the brightness and warm colors that are often seen in the celebrations of other cultures.

Project: Christmas Musical Promotion
Client: Celebration Singers
Details: 11"x17" Poster

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Theology of Work Series

This Summer, GHCC did a series titled The Theology of Work that explored God's design for work and how He views our work. Where many of us view working as a negative necessity, it was not originally designed to be that way and it doesn't have to stay that way today. For the theme art, we decided to show a standard white work bench wall where tools would normally be hung. Instead of just standard tools from a work bench, we interspersed tools from all kinds of industries and jobs. The overall idea is meant to convey that no matter what your job is, they are all important, they all belong in the collage of jobs, and God has designed it to be used for something more than a paycheck.

Project: Work Series Art
Client: Golden Hills Community Church

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Living Hope: 1 Peter Series

The current series at GHCC is Living Hope in a Hopeless World, a Study of 1 Peter. The title is pretty self explanatory, but the first image that came to my mind is a shipwreck. I found this old image of a shipwrecked group on a makeshift raft desperately waving to a lifeboat for help. This image really captured the essense of the title, in my mind, so I developed it into the main image of the series.

Project: 1 Peter Series artwork
Client: Golden Hills Community Church

Monday, April 11, 2016

Fynyshd: GHCC Winter Camp 2016

GHCC's Winter Camp this year had a Vikings theme with the title, Fynyshd (pronounced "finished"), and explores the story of the Gospel and Christ's finished work on the Cross. I love Vikings history so this was a fun project for me to explore and create.

For the apparel, I illustrated logos for the two teams (Dragons and Vikings) based on Norse carvings and artwork.

Project: GHCC Winter Camp Promo
Client: Golden Hills Community Church Student Ministries
Details: 5x16" tri-fold brochure, T-Shirts, and Hooded Sweatshirt

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Gospel

This is my 8th year designing the annual church-wide campaign devotional book covers for GHCC.

This year's theme is The Gospel. What it is, how it works, and what our responsibilities as Christians have to do with it. All of the imagery we are using for the 6-week study has to do with news and getting news out, so I thought this image of a hand picking out type for a letterpress was a great fit for the cover.

Client: Golden Hills Community Church
Details: 8.5"x11" Book