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I've been fortunate enough to work on a few books and ebooks in the past couple of years because of Midtown and the Send Network.

Hope you enjoy

A Guide to the Good Life

This was the very first book I designed. Luckily it coincided with a series on Ecclesiastes we were doing at Midtown. While in the residency, I worked along side Kent, the communications pastor at Midtown, to nail down exactly what we wanted on all three sides of the book. I helped a little with the layout inside, but Kent mostly did that part of the book.

Art Director: Kent Bateman
Designer: Marcus Williamson
Printer: Amazon
Life on Mission: Joining the Everyday Mission of God

This book was fun to design for because it was my first book that would be published in major retail stores. We went through a good bit of rounds to get it to this point, but overall I was happy with what we landed on. And it always helps to have a foreword by David Platt. 

Art Director: Dustin Willis
Designer: Marcus Williamson
Printer: Moddy Publishers
Seven Arrows: Aiming Bible Readers in the Right Direction

I had a good bit of fun with this project. Matt Rogers, who helps with the Send Network blog approached me about doing this cover. He trusted me with the direction, which is always great, so I took the ball and ran so to speak. I wanted to take the concept of the seven arrows and flesh it out somehow, and so I decided to create real arrows from scratch. I looked up a loose tutorial on how to go about it and went to work. It took such a long time to get the paint to look right and the arrows to feel like arrows, but I was able to get what I wanted and then shot the piece myself. I also laid out the inside of the book, which seemed to also take a long time. 

Art Director: Marcus Williamson
Designer: Marcus Williamson
Printer: Amazon
Luke

We were in it for the long haul when it came to the Luke campaign at Midtown, so we ultimately decided to go with some branded books with hopes that it would last a long time and also feel and look appropriately cool. I think we accomplished that with the look and feel. I created the design for the overallness of the campaign with the Luke logo and we commissioned Bricker and Beam to handle doing the actual branding of the binders. It was a great ordeal but also very fun. 

Kent Bateman, did the layout for the inside and our residents at the time helped with the assembling of all the binders.  

Art Director: Kent Bateman
Designer: Marcus Williamson
Wooden Branding: Bricker and Beam
Printer: Sun Solutions
Grassroots Kingdom: God's Plan to Change the World

This series was a ton a fun to be a part of, and also very challenging. The overall design had various rounds before we landed on this direction. It worked with what we wanted and so for that I'm glad. It's always satisfying when the end product works with the overall direction.

Kent Bateman, did the layout for the inside as he does for most of the Midtown books. Super thankful for him. He also art directed from start to finish. 

Art Director: Kent Bateman
Designer: Marcus Williamson​​​​​​​
Printer: Sun Solutions