Design Extravaganza!

Almost two years ago I was asked to fill a sudden vacancy as the Project AmaZon webmaster. It was the first role I accepted here at PAZ after language school. After I accepted, I soon discovered it would involve completely designing the website from scratch, and it would also involve me learning lots and lots of new programs in order to accomplish that task: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress (which powers this blog and the news page for PAZ), Dreamweaver, Flash (pain!) to name a few. Over time I’ve also done a number of design projects for various people, events and projects. My “Design” folder has been growing especially during the last couple of months. So, just for kicks, as the first post on this blog with the “Design” tag, here are a number of recent designs and the stories behind them. Don’t forget to click these to see them full screen!

1000 by 2014/PAZ Leadership Conference 2009

For my first large design project for PAZ after the PAZ website, I was asked to make a logo for Project AmaZon’s 5-year action plan “1000 by 2014” – our goal to have 1,000 churches planted by the end of 2014, doubling our size! An awesome goal like that needs a big look, so we went big – as in global! 🙂 In the end, I developed the logo, t-shirts, a huge banner (shown below), folders, DVD covers and wallpapers to download at Project AmaZon’s website (click to read more). Needless to say, it was a lot of work, but very fulfilling to see Brazil’s most affective church planters so fired up to go do this great work! Now there are t-shirts like this all over the Amazon basin, worn by people doing the Great Commission!

The PAZ Leadership Conference Banner
The PAZ Leadership Conference Banner