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Chewed in advance…

My friend Barton Damer is blogging and I wanted to let you in on it…Barton did the sweet MG’s for our  “20” series package and did an amazing job…Alreadybeenchewed.net is the blog of Barton Damer. The goal is to educate, motivate, and inspire churches to use media as creatively and effectively as possible. The posts on this blog are related to digital art, motion graphics, video, web, and live productions – and how they can be used in the church. The intent is to help you serve up something fresh on Sundays because nobody likes to be fed something that has Already Been Chewed.

Barton Damer began his career as a graphic artist working for a design firm just outside of Washington DC. After a couple years he really felt called to use his artistic talents within the church setting. Over the course of 7 years in full time ministry he was able to use use his skills for print, web, video, and live production. He served as the new media director for Frontline at McLean Bible Church, a church of 12,000 before moving to Dallas, TX in March of 2007 to be a Creative Director for RT Productions Inc. (IgniterCOLLIDE,WHM, and Echo Conference).

Barton has been featured on the web as a contributor to the popular Gomediazine.com. His tutorial on Creating Intricate Patterns in Illustrator is recognized by Smashing Magazine as one of the “Best of Illustrator Tutorials” and PSD Tuts featured his Bling Effect tutorial in a post about Great Photoshop Tutorials.

He is married to his high school sweetheart, Sandra Damer and has 3 kids. He has also been skateboarding since he first saw Back To The Future. He has blown out both of his knees while skateboarding (but still can’t quit) and he moonlights as a freelancer and art director for Guapo Skateboards.


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