Journey Sketch Birthday Card
Inside Text: Wishing you a very happy birthday and a great year ahead.
This card was co-designed by a U.S. Veteran and a designer. Together, the two collaborated to share a hero's story meant to inspire, motivate, & bless others.
Veteran: Henry Bartrum, U.S. Marine
Artist: Joy'l Ver Heul
"Sketch for Hope"
U.S. Marine Henry Bartrum began sketching as a kid and never stopped. His design is a summary of countless sketches drawn during three deployments. The stairs represent the duration of his deployments. The spiral symbolizes his inner turmoil from severe PTSD. The falling tower represents the RPG he was hit by while on watch. The football represents the group of fellow servicemen who were killed by an unsuspecting attack while scrimmaging on base. Even through the traumatic experiences, the balloon represents Henry Bartrum's hope for a brighter future.