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Design Revival is a two-day conference to equip churches to use good design to better communicate the Gospel.
The Gospel is a stumbling block to some and foolishness to others. Bad graphics and design present another barrier to the Gospel.
At Design Revival, we believe good design matters. We believe that good design will remove a barrier to presenting the greatest story ever told.
By attending Design Revival conference, you will be inspired and equipped to use good design in your church to better communicate the Gospel.
We are excited to have these amazing designers present at this years Design Revival!
Noah is the author of the best-selling book Speed Bumps and the life-transforming book #Fearhunters, which helps people remove fear and shame from their lives so they may live in their true identity and calling. Noah’s creations have spurred partnerships with The Walt Disney Company, Costco, and LucasFilm Ltd. Noah recently launched his newest book 31 Disciplines of Highly Successful Creatives.
Noah and his wife Chantel are emissaries for AIDS Orphans in South Africa.noahelias.net
Von is the creative director of Glitschka Studios, a small two-person design firm located in the Pacific Northwest. We are illustrative designers who create designs and illustrations for global brands and small businesses to expand their creative possibilities, facilitate their brand engagement, and help their businesses grow and thrive.
Von also produces and creates a bi-weekly creative series for Linkedin Learning called ‘Drawing Vector Graphics Laboratory.’
Anthony Gurrola is a self taught artist, writer, illustrator, and occasional barista. With a passion for the Kingdom of God, and a love for His people, Anthony spends every moment of the day pursuing the heart of Christ. Whether it be breaking barriers of comfort through unique visual art, or encouraging the lonely and abandoned through poetry and psalms. Anthony’s heart cry is to see the beloved find home. He hopes to daily lead, and encourage the bride of Christ through powerful visual worship, and an even greater devotion.
Diane Gibbs is a designer, educator, and entrepreneur. She has over 25 years experience as a designer and 20 years as a professor and entrepreneur. She has won over 29 national and international design awards.
Diane works with creative solopreneurs to support them on their entrepreneurial journey so no one ever feels alone. She has helped numerous businesses niche down and clarify their audience. Diane has been a guest on numerous podcasts and has been a speaker and facilitated workshops at national conferences.
Mario Quezada is a Level C Brand Specialist, an award-winning Creative Director and owner of Made X Maker Branding Agency in Honolulu, HI. He received his BFA in Graphic Design / New Media from Pasadena Art Center College of Design.
Leveraging his 20+ years of bible teaching and 25+ years of branding experience working in the advertising and entertainment industries as a Creative Director, he crafts purposeful, meaningful brands from the inside out.
For the past 15 years, Ryan has had the opportunity to be a part of the Creative team at Elevation Church, serving under the leadership of Pastor Steven Furtick. As Creative Director, he has played an integral part in building the church’s creative and visual identity, and has had the unique experience of seeing God grow a small church into a global ministry that is reaching people around the world with the Gospel. Ryan and his wife Ashley, live in Charlotte with their two boys, Oliver and Charlie.
Through various opportunities, Britt Davis started to shape a career in the arena of sports design.
From drawing the sneakers in Eastbay magazine as a kid to seeing my work on ESPN has been a dream come true and blessed each day I get to create.
Outside of design, my passions are education and mentorship. I wouldn’t be here without those things so it is important to sow some of that back into others.
You are a delightful oddity! You are created by God to be creative. You will increase your design skill and bring more value to your communications.
103 E 10th St, Columbus, GA 31901
8:30 am Doors open/Check in
9:00 am Welcome and Opening remarks
9:10 am Alan Smith | Why Design Matters
9:45 am Workshop | Main Hall
11:00 am Main Session 1 | Von Glitschka
12:00 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm – Main Session 2 | Diane Gibbs
2:45 pm Workshops Block A
4:00 pm Main Session 3 | Ryan Hollingsworth
5:00 pm KeyNote | Noah Elias
6:00 pm Closing of Day One
8:00 – 10:00 pm After Party
There are several attractions and activities in Columbus that make this a go to destination. Take a raft down the longest urban whitewater river or zipline between two states or visit museums or enjoy amazing southern cuisine. Come for the conference, stay for the fun and activities.
We have several amazing hotels in the area. We have secured group rates for your stay. These hotels are within walking distance of the venue.
We are thankful for the support of our sponsors. They make Design Revival possible. Make sure to click around and show your appreciation. If you’d like to be a sponsor, let us know