VII Shirts - Gateway Church X She, In The Making

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One of my favorite projects in 2014 was this collaboration with VII, the college aged youth ministry at Gateway Church. If you know me, you know VII is near and dear to my heart. Tuesdays are my favorite nights of the week because of VII, where I get to meet in a room full of young adults to worship God and learn more about Him. I have learned and grown so much during my time at VII. I have experienced some of my sweetest moments and created some of my most cherished relationships there. I was so ecstatic when I was contacted to create the design for the new VII t-shirts. Creating lettering for Gateway had been a desire God had placed on my heart in the past, but I never spoke of it, so I was thrilled when Paul reached out to me. Sidenote: Paul of Socality is a really neat guy and has linked me with some really awesome opportunities for handlettering in the past year, such as my collaboration with Socality PDX & VRSLY last fall as well. The theme of the shirts was (obviously) living generously. These shirts were to debut around the holiday season, but were meant to be something that could be worn all year long. The term is a play on giving generously, which we've all heard before. However, VII turned it around and chose to focus on how we can live with the mentality of life being about more than just ourselves. How we can live a life that is bigger than just us. I was all about it. In making these shirts, I had so much creative freedom and was so excited to create different designs to present to the VII team. As I worked on the different designs, I was able to have fun experimenting with different styles and finding out more about my own! Below you can see the final designs I presented to the VII team - in black & white just for a different look- and then at the bottom, there are a few photos of the final chosen and printed designs.

Thanks so much to the VII team for this opportunity! This has been one of my favorite projects to date and I feel so blessed to have gotten the chance to collaborate with you!


1 comment:

  1. This is such a beautiful collaboration. Absolutely love what you came up with!