In the mid 2000’s, we started a creative boutique called GV Art + Design, specializing in advertising, design, and original artwork. We built the business out of our parent’s house but quickly outgrew it - taking over every room, handwriting envelopes, and making daily deliveries to the post office. Everyone had to pitch in to keep up with the demand. We worked hard to build our company and will never lose sight of what it took to get there.
One of the defining moments of our success happened in 2008. As the city of Cleveland was surrounded by negativity and failure, we looked to the positive and saw an opportunity to showcase what our city has to offer. We felt there were a lot of great things in our city and believed others felt the same way; they just didn't know how to express it. With our unique artwork and creative designs, we gave people an outlet to express their love and passion for Northeast Ohio. Our CleveLand That I Love shirts were more than clothing. They were a statement.
Now, more than a decade later, GV is the one of the most popular t-shirt brands in Cleveland. We have been featured in countless local articles and news stations along with garnering national and international attention. We have two storefronts and just expanded from our original location to a much larger location right down the street from where we grew up.
We are proud of our success and appreciative of all the support. God has truly blessed us and we have grown our business even beyond our own expectations. But now it’s time to do more. We want to take what we created in Cleveland and apply that on a much larger scale. Who would have thought that a creative campaign that started as one t-shirt would make such an impact in the community? Which is why we’re so excited to introduce our From Within brand.
We believe everyone has a story. From Within gives people a platform to share their story; what drives them, motivates them and keeps them going when times get tough, and pushes them to be more.
From Within gives us the opportunity to team up with individuals, charities and organizations to give back and make a positive contribution with a much greater reach. This concept has been in the works for years, and it’s a reflection of what we believe our real purpose is—to use our talents in a way that God intended. We want to create a community with From Within where we can connect, bring people together and really make a difference. Our goal is to leave this world a better place through our words and our actions and hopefully inspire others to do the same.
Greatness comes From Within. Find it. Live it. Wear it.