Publication Date

Spring 4-28-2024


School of Communication


Studio and Digital Arts


Church buildings, environmental graphic design, church design, church history, art philosophy, graphic design


Graphic Design


The Church, the body of Christ, is filled with people gifted in visual arts, which should present boundless creative opportunities to encourage the body and glorify Christ. However, many modern Protestant churches in the U.S. do not reflect this creative potential in their interior spaces. Christian graphic designers have the unique gift of bringing all the visual arts together into a whole solution that communicates the message of the gospel with richness, power, and beauty. This thesis will show the process of creating environmental graphic design solutions that are intended to encourage a local church and glorify the Lord, building on a foundation of research in church history, biblical and cultural graphic design philosophy, and an understanding of the medium of graphic design.