In August of 2007, right before my senior year of high school, I packed my life into three suitcases (one of which contained a dell dimension 4600 desktop, old faithful, my first designs were done on that machine) and boarded a plane for Kansas City. It was a one way trip. That event was both the most drastic transition that has taken place in my life and the best decision I have ever made. I moved to be near the International House of Prayer Kansas City. I left the comfort zone of my apathetic teenage years to go after the Lord with all of my heart, or at least, as much of it as I could give. Little did I know that with every passing moment in the Prayer Room, my heart was being shaped and molded to spend my days in prayer, fasting and the Word of God. Fast forward to today and IHOP–KC is celebrating its ten year anniversary. I’m blessed to design for the ministry that has most impacted my heart to love the Lord and I am so grateful for what He’s doing and will continue to do in Kansas City.
In my day job at the IHOP–KC marketing department, I had the opportunity to design a special album compiling music from IHOP–KC’s 10 years of night and day worship and prayer. I worked together with our art director and project manager (who also happens to be an amazing photographer) to produce the artwork for Unceasing. We used poladroid to ‘polaroidize’ photos, printed them out and pasted them on foam cylinders from the art store to simulate an anniversary cake. Steve shot photos of the ‘cake’ in our office and I treated the images/designed the layout in PS. It was so much fun to venture outside of the box and work with a concept that is more or less unconventional for our department.
I love Jesus. I love the house of prayer. I love design. I can’t wait to see the fusion of these three loves in coming days as the Lord leads.
Look for Unceasing at the upcoming Onething ’09 Conference.