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Random stuff we found interesting, grabbed our attention, or simply some things we would like to share with you.

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As Christmas tells the story of hope and restoration, with your help, PlainJoe is continuing to tell that story by making a donation in your name to Restoration Roasters and the Corona Norco Rescue Mission. Restoration Roasters is not just a coffee house; it is a place that that is serving up hope and healing […]

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A Better Story

At this year’s NACC Conference in Anaheim, California. Jennifer Johnson, from Christian Standard Media, interviews Mel McGowan discussing the power of designing a unique story in three dimensions.

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4 Ways to Avoid Being Brand Identical

When it’s time to design your new student center, update the website, or refresh the brand identity, it might be tempting to look at one of those “hip” churches and think, “We want our new (thing) to look like (that) church.” Keeping up with the Jones’ doesn’t just apply to your manicured lawn at home. […]

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7 Steps to Successfully Launch a Church Rebrand

A church rebrand is something most pastors will only do 1 or 2 times in the course of their ministry. It can be a challenging, emotional, and even expensive thing to do. It can also be rewarding, energizing and even healing for a congregation. At PlainJoe Studios, we come alongside pastors and teams all the […]

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A long time ago, in a bedroom far far away

Brycen McGowan had been sharing a room with his older sister for nearly six years. When his family had the opportunity to build a new bedroom in a home expansion project, Peter (Brycen’s dad) immediately hatched an idea to create something-out of this world. Several years earlier (in a galaxy far, far away) PlainJoe Studios […]

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A handcrafted Christmas

Every year we send out a small token of thanks to our clients for allowing us to shape their brand’s and tell their stories. We did the same this year. However, within the package of what we sent, there is something a little different. Something that we think incredibly valuable, but may go unnoticed by […]

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Value Restoration

Church Designer Mar/Apr 2015 | designerpub.com By Carolyn Heinze Storytelling lies at the heart of a California church-based coffeehouse designed with a cause We all have “a-ha!” moments when it becomes clear how we’re going to overcome what sometimes seem like impossible challenges. For Blake Ryan, everything became clear during a visit to a coffee […]