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Lisa Masteller

Design in Mind

Lisa grew up in Southern California during the “Jesus Movement” and continues to carry the torch, as she gains exposure within the retail and commercial design world. Her passion for design lives within the larger scale projects that have a heavy public imprint. She cut her teeth as a window display artist and set designer. Lisa currently works with several churches in the field of facility redesign and new construction projects.

LATEST ENTRY / Posted in Design in Mind on July 7, 2017 1:04 pm EDT

Turning the Page

How one designer navigates the process of moving on to new involvements and activities following a project's completion ... Read more >>



Posted in Design in Mind on April 19, 2017 2:01 pm EDT

You Know You’re a Designer When ...

Lisa Masteller gives us a peek inside the mind of a designer. If you're more distracted by the dusty fake plants in the restaurant than the sweet aroma of the lava cake on your plate, you're probably a designer.  Read more >>


Posted in Design in Mind on April 28, 2016 12:28 pm EDT

From Ashes

Architect Lisa Masteller shares a deeply personal story of challenge and change. Remaining faithful in the depth of hardship can foster the strength and growth to push through all unforeseen circumstances. Read more >>


Posted in Design in Mind on July 1, 2015 11:34 am EDT

Death by a Thousand Cuts, and the Ones Who Survive

Consider the way a major negative change that happens slowly, in many unnoticed increments, is not perceived as objectionable. Lisa Masteller discusses the journey of a business and the important issues that can make it or break it. Read more >>


Posted in Design in Mind on July 29, 2014 9:43 am EDT

Be Brave

Design is personal and unique to every human being, from how it speaks to us to how we create our own. A beautiful thing about design is sharing these individual ideas with each other generates even more wonderfully distinct concepts. Read more >>


Posted in Design in Mind on May 21, 2014 3:27 pm EDT

One Small Church Serving One Large Heart

Thoughts on individual gifts and strengths, and how we can use them to serve our community through God. Read more >>


Posted in Design in Mind on March 12, 2014 2:38 pm EDT

Blog: Embracing Change Without Losing Vision

"Everything I experienced was in a visceral way. My imagination was sparked by my surroundings. However, as time has flown by, my vision has somewhat diminished and what has been taken for granted has now become a challenge." Read more >>


Posted in Design in Mind on February 26, 2014 5:25 pm EST

Hospital or Haven: Embracing the “Whole-nality” of the Church

If two contrasting beliefs exist as to why the church exists--what does that mean for architectural and interior design? Read more >>


Posted in Design in Mind on October 10, 2013 3:21 pm EDT

On conducting church-related business from a public, coffee-fueled, platform

While sitting inside my local Starbucks, sipping on a hot brew of Salted Carmel Mocha, I notice two young men walking in. As they plop themselves down at a table next to me, with cups in hand, they excitedly begin to remind each other of the various things they have to get done while they are there. Read more >>