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We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.

Jonathan Gottschall
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The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie brings a whole set of unique experiences, but through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody to clap at the same time, to hopefully laugh at the same time, and to be afraid at the same time.

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

Lighting Up The Valley – Shepherd Church, Porter Ranch, CA

What does a church do to engage a community as vast and diverse as Los Angeles? PlainJoe Studios had the opportunity to serve one of the largest churches in the region by providing spatial-storytelling and environmental design for their most […]

CRTVCHURCH interview with PlainJoe Co-Founder Mel McGowan

Plain Joe’s Chief Creative Officer, Mel McGowan, sat down with Ross Montgomery of CRTVCHURCH Podcast to talk about the ways churches, companies, and causes engage their communities by building story into their architectural space. In this fast-paced and broad-reaching episode, […]

The Jaycast – Turn Your Desire Into Destiny

Link to podcast here. In this episode of the Jaycast, Jason talks with Chief Creative Officer at Plain Joe Studios, Mel McGowan. They talk Disney, Design, Adoption, and Destiny. Tune in and learn how you can turn your desires into […]

4 Signs Your Church Needs a Brand Architecture Overhaul

How well is your church managing its brand? “Brand Architecture” isn’t a term you hear often in the church world, but it’s a concept you experience every day–everywhere you go.   A great working definition of brand architecture is “the […]