1. Introduces yourself, name, age, what do work as, what do you like to do during your free time?
My name is Kyle Barrett and I’m a 24 year old freelance designer living in Chattanooga, TN. After working for a stint at a web agency in Chattanooga, I set out to freelance full time about a year and a half ago. In addition to my freelance work, I work as the primary designer at my church.
In my free time, I'm a small group leader for a group of 8th and 9th grade guys in the student ministry at my church, which is always fun. Aside from that, I love playing music, hanging out with an awesome group of friends, watching (usually too much) Netflix, reading, and making a good cup of coffee.

2. Which verse you did? And why? If you could choose to design another verse what would it be (maybe for the 2nd edition for 100verses).
I designed Romans 6:11: “In the same way count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” I love the book of Romans in general because it provides so much insight into our lives as followers of Christ, and that verse has always been encouraging to me.
If I chose another verse for a second edition, it would probably be 1 Peter 2:9. One of my favorites for sure.

3. Tell us the process of doing the artwork for 100verses.

I worked on the typesetting of my verse all in one evening after a day of work and my initial process was limited solely to Illustrator (no sketch beforehand). The verse is set in a customized version of Chivo and Nimbus Sans. You can see my iterative process in this screenshot (insert attached photo). After setting the verse and spacing everything out, I sheared the text in Illustrator and applied the gradient and final touches in Photoshop.
In working through the typesetting, I prepared an alternate version that’s currently featured on Jonathan Ogden’s Typographic verse blog (http://typographicverses.com —  photo attached). Additionally, I did a small run of 25 screen printed posters that I’ve sold mostly locally (photo attached).

4. What inspires your design?
My relationship with Jesus is the biggest inspiration. I tend to be the most excited about opportunities to echo what the Lord is doing in my life through design. Music (and associated packaging) is also a huge inspiration as it really has a pull on my style.
More practically, I keep up with a lot of great designers (a good number of them were also part of this project!) through Twitter and Dribbble and glean a lot of inspiration from what they do. I think it’s important to surround yourself with strong design as an inspiration, but not as a comparison to yourself.

5. Where can we find you?
Portfolio (in the process of rebuilding): http://kylebarrett.co
Dribbble (for current work snippets): http://dribbble.com/kylebarrett
Twitter / Instagram: @kylebarrettco

6. Other comments or message you would like to share to everyone?
I’m really honored to have been included in this amazing group of designers for the first year of this project! It’s been great to find some amazing talent and see God glorified through something like this. Can’t wait to see where this goes in the future!



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