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Destination Church Chicago Needs a Billboard Ad
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We are a newer church in Chicago seeking to build communities, serve the poor, and authentically tell our story.
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This is an amazing opportunity for your design skills to inspire thousands and thousands of people on the Chicago ‘L’ train. Our organization needs an interior train billboard ad for an upcoming teaching series. An example of last years ad is attached, and full description is below. The new design should not seek to mimic last years one, that being said, it may be similar because the design elements are very similar. But we want to be clear that we are not looking for an updated version, but a new ad. In addition, once the contest is complete, we want to work directly with the winning designer and pay an additional $200 to repurpose the same design into the following formats: two homepage graphics, a Sunday program cover graphic (almost identical to the homepage graphic), Facebook banner, Facebook event graphic, seven sharable graphics, a Facebook profile icon, blog graphic, a 4x6 one-sided flyer (almost identical to the train ad), PowerPoint slide, and iTunes icon. All these graphics are simple variations of the same design. Complete dimensions, format, & content descriptions are included below for each graphic. All designers must be willing to fulfill this second part of the job. The five design elements for the train ad are: 1) The main design element consists of six faces side by side (photographs provided). Each face will have a corresponding first name, date, and title. 2) The second is our logo. 3) Main title/headline. 4) Tagline with dates, time, and location. 5) Call to action with URL. Please be sure the URL has extra spacing from any preceding words. The ad must be simple and easy to read. It should not be overdesigned. Simple wins. The words need to be extremely readable from a distance of ten or more feet. Please use spelled abbreviations for months instead of numbers. For example SEPT and OCT instead of 9 and 10. Even though we are a church, the ad should not look religious in nature. We want no religious symbology. The feel should be professional (not in a business sense, but in terms of quality), sharp and clean. It should create a feeling of interest, intrigue, fascination, and mystery. We want people to be impressed with the design, but also drawn into the peoples lives. This series is very personal and focuses on telling people’s stories. It must connect emotionally. We are open to seeing some creative variations in order to push our own envelope, yet we tend to prefer masculine colors and simple design. It’s got to feel real and authentic. Any sense of “plastic marketing” would miss the mark. Photos, names, titles, & dates: Ekemini - Defiled - SEPT 8 Billy - Deceived - SEPT 15 Whitney - Abuse - SEPT 22 Taylor - Rebellious - SEPT 29 Jessi - Disillusioned - OCT 6 Kasey - Abandoned - OCT 13 Main title/Headline: ALL OUR SECRETS AT DESTINATION CHURCH Tagline: HEAR THEIR CONFESSION SEPT 8 - OCT 13 1030A 851 W WAVELAND AVE Call to action: DISCOVER ALLOURSECRETS.COM Hashtags: Also include the hashtags #AllOurSecrets and #Chicago somewhere on the ad. UNIT INFORMATION Finished Size: 11”H x 46-1/2”w Safety Copy Area: 10-1/8”H x 44-3/4”w Mechanical Size: 5-1/2”H x 23-1/4”w MECHANICAL(S) Scale 1/2 DPI @ Finished Size: 150 DPI DPI @ Mechanical Size: 300 DPI Provided files: logo guide, six photos, last years ad, titan spec pdf.
Please supply the final files in pdf vector, tiff, and jpeg formats. Take special time to review the attached production spec from Titan360 which is named “TITANPRINT_CHI_CTA_RAIL_INT_CAR_CARD_DISPLAY_11x46.5.pdf”. Please be sure to keep important information well within the safety area. You will need to pull the logo from the pdf guide attached. Below is the list of other design elements that we want completed as a separate paid job. This will require repurposing the train ad into the various formats for an additional $200. Homepage graphic 1: Dimensions: 334px by 192px. Description: Please use all six faces photos, but exclude the dates, keeping the names & titles. Only use the words ALL OUR SECRETS. Include a “Go” button. Do not include the logo or any other info. Format: jpeg Homepage graphic 2: Dimensions: 264px by 281px.Description: Please use all six faces photos, but exclude the dates, keeping the names & titles. Do not include the logo or any other info. See http://www.alloursecrets.com for last years example.Format: jpeg Sunday program cover graphic: Dimensions: 500px by 235px. Description: Please use all six faces photos, but exclude the dates, keeping the names & titles. Only use the words ALL OUR SECRETS. Do not include the logo or any other info. Format: jpeg Facebook banner: Dimensions: 851px by 351px. Description: Please use all six faces photos, exclude the dates, keeping the names & titles. Use the words ALL OUR SECRETS. Do not include the logo or any other info. Do not include the URL or call to action as this is prohibited by Facebook. Include the hashtags #AllOurSecrets and #Chicago somewhere. Format: jpeg Facebook event graphic: Dimensions: 110px by 110px. Description: Use the design/feel of the ad, but only use the word SECRETS and nothing else. Do not use the photos. Format: jpeg Seven sharable social media graphics: Dimensions: 403px by 403px. Description: 1) Please use all six faces photos, exclude the dates, keeping the names & titles. Only use the call to action and URL. Do not use the title ALL OUR SECRETS by itself (the url can double as the title). Include the logo. Include the hashtags #AllOurSecrets and #Chicago somewhere. But exclude any other info. 2-7) Each persons separate photo with their date, name, and title. Include the call to action and URL only. Also include the hashtag #AllOurSecrets #Chicago Format: jpeg Facebook profile icon: Dimensions: 300px by 300px. Description: Use the design/feel of the ad, but only use the URL and nothing else. Do not use the photos. The URL will need to be stacked. Format: jpeg Blog graphic: Dimensions: 200px by 200px. Description: Please use all six faces photos, but exclude the dates, keeping the names & titles. Only use the words ALL OUR SECRETS. Do not include the logo or any other info. Format: jpeg Postcard/Flyer (4x6 one side): Dimensions: Final is 4” by 6”. The important elements must be within the safety area, and allow for full bleed and cutting. Please use the design template at overnightprints.com as a starting point. We want you to download the template, and set up the design within it. Below are links to the templates. Photoshop file: http://www.overnightprints.com/startfiles/pc/photoshop Illustrator file: http://www.overnightprints.com/startfiles/pc/illustrator Description: This graphic should simply be a repurposing of the train ad. Please use all six faces photos, including the dates, names & titles. Use the title ALL OUR SECRETS and include the logo, the hashtags, the tagline, the call to action and URL. We have a standard postcard back that we use so we only need one side designed. Format: jpeg, tiff, and pdf. PowerPoint slide: Dimensions: 1280px by 800px. Description: Please use all six faces photos, but exclude the dates, keeping the names & titles. Only use the words ALL OUR SECRETS and the hashtags. Do not include the logo or any other info. Format: jpeg iTunes icon: Dimensions: 1400px by 1400px. Description: Use the design/feel of the ad, but only use the URL and nothing else. Do not use the photos. The URL will need to be stacked. Format: jpeg
$249 Custom package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Other business or advertising starts at $199.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their other business or advertising.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Matt Sweetman collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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