St. Joachim Catholic Church in Hayward, CA, is a bilingual community united in faith and guided by the Holy Spirit. Needing to communicate in two languages, their bulletin editor was challenged with incorporating double the copy and still making a coherent bulletin.
Here are a few techniques that helped unite the communication as one bulletin:
- Created a new masthead that reflects the community’s diversity that can easily be used on the church website and other communications
- Created a half-page space for art on the cover that can be changed out each week with a variety of images from Art & Media Portal
- Used columns to combine pages so the entire community can read messages and articles side by side each week
- Added more photos, simple lines, and spacing in the makeover to improve the flow and allow white space to be used more effectively