City of Mobile Inspires Mobile Maker Ashley Hilbun
The new University of Mobile Store’s “Mobile Makers” collection features original products with UM connections, like the City of Mobile T-Shirt from Ashley Hilbun. Here’s Ashley’s story.
I started my art education at the University of Mobile in the fall of ’05. At the time, I didn’t know where God would take this artistic desire, but I knew that no matter where I ended up in this world, I could create.
While attending UM, I not only learned how to be a skilled artist, but I also learned how to use those talents as a ministry. This new line of “City Themed” clothing is a direct result of that vision. Anyone who has been a part of the UM family knows the connection that is formed not only to the campus, but also to the city. The city of Mobile has so many amazing icons that are represented in this new design. Being proud of where you live is the first step to loving on the community within.
About the Artist
While at UM, I met my husband Rob, who graduated in ’08 with a Christian Studies major. I also graduated in ’08 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. This year, I launched my new art business. We currently live in Pensacola, Florida, with our three kids (Bethany, Levi and Samuel) where Rob is a student pastor at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church.