Purpose

The win of Better Life Creative is to create an experience that fosters next steps. To accomplish this through design, we aim to inspire others to take next steps.

Design Values - Great design is born of simplicity & clarity. These two things birth work that is:

  • Visually Powerful

  • Intellectually Elegant

  • Above all, Timeless

 

Process

We believe consistency is built on intentional systems. And let's be honest... They make everyone's life easier. View and follow the system below for smooth and effective Designing & Collaboration.

 
 

Practice

The mission of the Better Life Photography Team is To tell the story of God at work through our congregation and community. Every photo is a visual testimony of where our Church has been and how God is moving.

 
 
 

Tools

Apps
  • CanvaCreate beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more.
  • Design LabChoose from thousands of editable templates, graphics, fonts, and millions of commercial-free stock photos - all available at your fingertips, and updated everyday.
  • UnionCombine your photos in unique and creative ways.
  • PS ExpressEasily edit and share your photos in no time!
  • EnlightWish you didn't have to use so many apps to edit a single photo? You don't. Download Enlight.
  • HalideSmartphones feature excellent camera sensors, but the experience of taking photos is still far less pleasant than using a physical camera. Halide gives you a tactile, intuitive, yet powerful way to take beautiful photos.
Programs
  • Adobe PhotoshopIf you can think it, you can make it with Photoshop CC, the world’s best imaging and graphic design software. Create and enhance photographs, illustrations, and 3D artwork.
  • Adobe IllustratorThe industry-standard vector graphics software lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and illustrations for print, web, video, and mobile.
  • Adobe InDesignThe industry-leading page design software and layout app lets you create, preflight, and publish beautiful documents for print and digital media. InDesign CC has everything you need to make posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs, and more.
  • Adobe After EffectsCreate cinematic movie titles, intros, and transitions. Start a fire or make it rain. Animate a logo or character. With After Effects CC, the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software, you can take any idea and make it move.
  • Adobe XDThe fastest way to design, prototype, and share any user experience, from websites and mobile apps to voice interactions, and more. And it’s free.
  • Adobe LightroomThe cloud-based service for people who love photography, Lightroom CC gives you everything you need to edit, organize, store, and share your photos across desktop, mobile, and web.
  • Affinity DesignerCheaper Illustrator Alternative - Fast, smooth, & precise vector graphic design software. Mac Only
  • Affinity PhotoCheaper Photoshop Alternative - With a huge toolset specifically engineered for creative and photography professionals, whether you are editing and retouching images, or creating full-blown multi-layered compositions, it has all the power and performance you will ever need.
Online Tools
  • CanvaCreate beautiful designs with your team. Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more.
  • Creation SwapGraphic Design software for churches & non profits with the ability to edit ministry templates.
  • PolarrPolarr makes advanced free online photo editing easy.

Inspiration

Graphic Design
  • DribbbleDribbble is where designers gain inspiration, feedback, community, and jobs and is your best resource to discover and connect with designers worldwide.
  • Design HuntDiscover the best content from top creative resources and extensive hand-picked collections. (App & Chrome Extension)
  • BehanceShowcase and discover the latest work from top online portfolios by creative professionals across industries.
  • Adobe Color CCCreate color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Kuler community.
  • NiiceNiice is a design inspiration hub meant for teams. What started as a carefully curated inspiration site is now a team-focused platform for creative discussion where team members can gather up, share and discuss creative ideas.
Web Design
  • CodePenCodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers. It’s the best place to build and deploy a website, show off your work, build test cases, and find inspiration.
  • AwwwardsThe awards of design, creativity and innovation on the internet
  • Site InspireA CSS gallery and showcase of the best web design inspiration, featuring over 2500 websites searchable by type, subject, and style.
  • One Page LoveThe ultimate showcase of One Page websites. Browse Inspiration, find Templates, read Articles or listen to the Yo! Podcast.
  • Webflow ShowcaseThe ultimate showcase of responsive & innovative websites.

Resources

Assets
  • Envato ElementsBLC's go to asset hub. Subscription service that allows you to Browse through thousands of stock photos, fonts, templates, soungs, etc. With unlimited downloads of all of our items, your project will be perfect in no time.
  • UnsplashBeautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos.
  • Newspring NetworkNewSpring Network exists to serve, equip, and connect church leaders to help expand the Kingdom. Perfect place to find series packs and teaching resources.
  • Life Church NetworkDownload sermons from Craig Groeschel, sermon outlines, graphics, worship music, and curriculum for children's ministry and youth groups all for free.
  • PiktabIf you are a Chrome user and haven’t heard about Piktab, you’re in for a treat. A handy extension, Piktab allows you to discover free graphic resources every time you open a new tab. Finding awesome free content can’t get any easier than this.
  • Noun ProjectWith a modern interface, high quality icons, and affordable prices, Noun Project is a globally-powered icon factory that hosts over a million designs from artists and designers from all over the world. If budget is too restrictive, you can pay with attribution. You are guaranteed to find anything here.
  • Font SquirrelArguably the ruler of all font sites, FontSquirrel is everything we look for: free and 100% ready for commercial use. If by “free” you think “low quality”, think again. The hottest and trendiest fonts are there for the taking.
  • VexelsThe hottest site dedicated to vector graphics has got it all: well over 20,000 PNG & SVG items, free vectors for the casual user, premium content for seasoned designers, and if you’re in a hurry or lacking inspiration, you can take up their online editor and choose among hundreds of ready-to-edit designs.
Learning