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Representing the Baha’i Faith in Style

May 8, 2011, in Articles > Art & Creative Works, by

As a designer, I strongly believe that visual aesthetics go a long way to creating an impression. There’s a reason companies and brands go to such lengths to control the visual elements of how they are represented, in television, advertising, products and materials. The effect can be huge.

As Baha’is wanting our Faith to have its broadest impact and reach, I think it’s important we try to make sure everything we do looks its best. While not every invitation for a devotional meeting or flyer for an event is going to warrant or afford a professional designer, it’s always worth putting some effort in to making things look attractive. And in the cases where we can get a professional in, whether paid or volunteer, it’s important to do so.

DesignTheFaith is an online showcase of great design in Baha’i projects from around the world. Featuring not just graphic design, but photography, film, fashion, web design and more, the site is a fantastic resource for inspiration.

DesignTheFaith’s founder, Neysan Mehrabkhani, says he started the site to promote higher standards for design in the community. He hopes to soon add a resources section where Baha’is will be able to download templates for events and flyers for community use.

Be sure to visit DesignTheFaith and support Neysan’s fantastic project and the great work of our Baha’i designers. Also, look out for Baha’i Blog’s monthly Designing the Faith post (beginning next week!), in which we showcase our favourites from DesignTheFaith!

In the mean time, here are a few of my personal favourites for your enjoyment!



Design by Safa Hovinen



Design by Tomaz Bojc



Photo by Ryan Lash



Cover by Matt Collins



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Collis Ta'eed

Hi I’m Collis! I live in Darwin, in the Northern Territory. I’m a Baha’i, designer, entrepreneur, climate tech angel investor, and engaged in philanthropy to support First Nations young people in Australia. I've been working on Baha'i Blog since its inception in 2011!

Discussion 10 Comments

Very impressive designs, Collis last one (Infiniti) is the best and very interesting.

MiselD (May 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM)

Thanks Misel! They sure are great aren’t they, and totally agree about the last one, it’s really intricate!

Collis (May 5, 2011 at 11:30 PM)

It’s a great resource indeed. Seeing bahai-prayers.com featured here makes me think I have to finish it somehow…

Tomas (May 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM)

[…] Faith: Film Share it: by Neysan Zölzer in Resources on May 19, 2011. Creative design has an important part to play in the Faith. There’s a small army of creative Baha’is who labour hard to […]

Designing the Faith: Film | Baha'i Blog (May 5, 2011 at 12:20 AM)

Some of the artwork that I love the most is definatly some of the Baha’i Arabic calligraphy!!

Anis (May 5, 2011 at 6:30 AM)

EPIC PICTURES!!! So excited to have found this blog!!! will definitely be spreading everything – that’s ok right?

Amy (June 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM)

Spread away! 🙂 Thanks Amy!

Preethi (June 6, 2011 at 3:33 AM)

What a wonderful site! Indeed I shall be sharing this with my huge mailing list!!!

Joyce (June 6, 2011 at 2:26 PM)

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