Art Director and Designer
About the book: Expert church consultants help pastors and church boards facing pastoral succession to avoid losing momentum and members, and to prepare for their next pastor.
I wanted to keep this cover simple and elegant in its design yet it was important to show movement. The authors emphasize the continuation of pastoral leadership: essentially a pastor is always serving interim. There was a pastor before them and there will be one after them. The success of the church will depend on how they move through these transitions.
In this instance I used typography to tell the story by altering the design of the "X" to give it dimension and movement.
Final front cover design for NEXT.