While many churches have a person on staff in place to oversee church communication, having a trained graphic designer in-house to create custom church graphics remains rare. Church’s graphics needs have continued to increase as modern church communication requires more overall professionalism. Emphasis on visuals in worship, social media, and video are now critical to a well-produced Sunday service. Having a relationship with a custom church graphics provider can greatly help.
There are two kinds of church graphics companies available for church communicators: 1) fully custom, or ‘done for you’ graphic design agencies 2) church graphics with editable files that can be downloaded and customized by an in-house designer or staffer.
In this article, we’re focusing on fully-custom graphic design options for churches. The church puts in a design request, the designer creates the graphics, and then provides the church with the completed files in multiple formats to use however they like.
Some of the most common design requests include sermon series graphics, bulletin graphics and templates, worship slides, and event invite cards.
Here are six options for custom church graphics creation:
#1 – Church Media Squad
Church Media Squad offers unlimited custom design services with a 14-day free trial for churches to try out their services. If your church is graphics-heavy and spends many hours a week designing sermon series, Instagram images, connection cards, images for the website and more, this could be a great option. Save up to 50 hours per month for your church communication team. Church Media Squad offers two unlimited design packages: the Unlimited Plan and Unlimited Express. Both include unlimited active projects, unlimited revisions, unlimited files sizes, source file access, and no contracts. The Unlimited Express plan includes express turnaround times, two custom videos, plus logo projects.
How it Works: After churches sign up for the 14-day free trial, they can submit requests for any number of graphic design projects.
Pricing: Churches sign up for a 14-day free trial and select one of the packages. The Unlimited Plan is $497 per month; the Unlimited Express Plan is $997 per month. Neither plan requires a contract. Both plans offer 100% money-back guarantee.
#2 – Graphics.Church
Graphics.Church is a custom design option that helps alleviate the universal challenge most churches face: how to create custom church graphics and communications while still leading their church. This option combines custom, done-for-you graphic design plus communication help at a flat monthly rate. Graphics.Church offers single projects as well as monthly ongoing retainers to help churches on an ongoing basis.
How it Works: Submit your design and tell them what you need, provide input on strategy and design, then Graphics.Church refines and delivers.
Pricing: Single project pricing is $99 (special pricing on first project, normally $299); on-demand monthly custom graphics are $299 for the first 30 days, then $699 each month after that.
#3 – ChurchINK
ChurchINK offers professional design services to help churches tell their story. From small format design like business cards and stationery to large format design like banners, flag printing, and posters, ChurchINK can design any and all church collateral. The company can also design logos, signs, event collateral, message series, fliers, postcards, and more. Church Ink also offers professional printing services.
How it Works: ChurchINK is available by phone or email, or you can fill out their design quote form. They offer a la carte pricing as well as packages for logo design and other design projects.
Pricing: From $50 to simple designs up to $1,850 or more for design packages.
#4 – Twelve Thirty Media
Twelve Thirty Media is a fully custom video production and graphic design agency that can design high-quality graphic designs produced specifically for churches. They offer sermon series design, logo design, postcards, poster designs, bulletin inserts, and social media graphics, as well as video church announcements and general video production.
How it Works: Fill out the custom quote form and get a quote within one to two days. Then, provide them with all the project details. Lastly, the company provides all graphics and files to the church and all are guaranteed compatible with most church presentation software.
Pricing: Pricing is custom and available after the custom quote form is filled out.
#5 – Undullify
Undullify offers unlimited custom small graphic designs for churches and ministries. Choosing a monthly unlimited graphic design package is an affordable way to work with a professional graphic designer to create simple, on-demand design tasks. Undullify offers four different-sized packages to suit each church’s design needs.
How it Works: Request an unlimited number of small, 30-minute graphic design tasks with 24-hour turnaround. They offer a money-back guarantee.
Pricing: From Starter to Agency Pro, Undullify offers four different monthly packages ranging from $150 to $699 per month.
#6 – Your Own Designer
Monthly graphics packages can be a great option, but don’t forget about finding a talented graphic designer in your own city, or even among your own congregation. The advantages of working with one person are that they know your church brand, church style guide, and can make small tweaks on up to new projects to meet your church’s design needs.
How it Works: Meet with your designer to determine the overall feel of graphics for your church, accept their input and ownership over design. Assign them projects and retain all files to edit in future, or use at will.
Pricing: Most graphic designers charge an hourly rate of $50-80 per hour. Some also offer project-based pricing.
In addition to custom church graphics providers, there are also a host of church graphics companies that offer downloadable and editable image files. When combined with your own in-house graphic designer or volunteer adept at Photoshop, this can be a win-win solution.
Here are companies that offer editable files that can be downloaded and customized for the church:
- Church Motion Graphics – Starting at $19/month or $199/year for Premium Subscriptions
- Courageous Storytellers – Starting at $29/month or $200/year
- Igniter Media – Starting at $199/year for unlimited downloads
- Pixel Preacher – A la carte series packages ranging from $69 to $349, with options for editable files and ‘done for you’ graphics
- Sunday Social – Unlimited graphics for $9/month with a 14-day free trial
Additionally, we recently discovered a pretty neat logo design tool called DesignEvo, which is a logo maker app with large resource database and powerful design tools that help bloggers, business owners, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and individuals to create professional logos easily.