My name is Matt Overholt, I am 32 years old and reside in beautiful Zanesfield Ohio (about an hour northwest of Columbus). Last spring I decided to take the summer off of work and try to figure out my next move in life. Back in high school I took some printing and graphic arts classes and always had that in my back pocket as an interest but never pursued it. So given my current search for something new I decided to take it back up. Initially I bought a start up kit for a couple hundred bucks and went to work. Starting with some simple designs featuring my newly branded name: 7THIRTY8 Apparel. The name is simple, it's just my favorite number.
After selling a few shirts here and there to my friends it was my wife that came up with the idea of a shirt that said "I got 99 problems but a beard ain't one". This was my big seller! I have sold and shipped this shirt all over the world via Etsy.com. It was also this shirt that drew the attention of Nate and Andrea from Simply Vague.
About a month ago I took all the money I had saved from my sales and bought a "real press". This has been the best thing I could have done. I now draw inspiration from pretty much everything I see and have gotten way more creative since starting out just over a year ago. Themes of Ohio have really taken over and a couple of my favorites are...
Although this is still just a hobby and not "what pays the bills" I work hard at it and take great pride in it. Eventually I would love to make a living exclusively from designing and printing my own shirts.