Paul Soupiset is an artist, illustrator, musician, graphic designer, editor, typophile, liturgist and armchair theologian. Paul, his wife Amy, and their four children have made their home in San Antonio, where Paul has served as the creative director and lead designer at Toolbox Studios since its inception in 1996.
Soupiset’s design work has been featured in the pages of Communication Arts (CA), Graphis, Print, HOW Magazine, Step Magazine and the Creativity design annuals. His designs have been recognized in leading national juried competitions, and his work has received local, regional and national ADDY awards, including the San Antonio Best of Show. His design awards also include an IABC International Gold Quill, several CASSA Golden Jalapeños, and a CD Packaging Design of the Year nomination from Nashville’s annual GMA Dove Awards. Soupiset has received recognition from The Dallas Show, the Houston Art Directors’ Club and South by Southwest (sxsw) interactive competition. Paul consults with companies and churches on the future of digital publishing, creativity in the workplace, and emerging theology and the arts.
Paul and several friends founded GENERATE Magazine — an independent, volunteer-run print publication that attempts to embody the ethos — and tell the stories of — the growing, generative conversation happening in alternative communities who are seeking the Way of Jesus — missional, neomonastic, prophetic, postcolonial, arts-centric, social justice oriented, and emergent. Their hope is to create a physical artifact of this historical conversation transmitted through narrative, visual art, documented performances, verse, fiction, non-fiction, essays, and interviews in order to evoke deeper imagination and to awaken more and more people to the good news happening in the larger world and right in our neighborhoods.
Paul is also the creative genius behind the award-winning design for FaithVillage.com