It's been two years since SnooozeWorks was started as a fun side project. It's quickly morphed into something so much more, and given opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. My name is Daniel, and I started SnooozeWorks in late 2016 as a creative outlet, and an avenue to release some of the pieces that I had been creating.
It all started with a single poster design, building into over 100 products across a multitude of types and styles. Throughout the first two years, I worked full-time during the day, in addition to attending University full-time in pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. It was a lot of late nights and early mornings designing, printing, making, attending to customer service, taking care of finances. Eighty hour work weeks, but it never felt like too much. It was a passion, and it felt like I was living in a game.
GOING FULL TIME
I decided to take my passion, and double down on it. It was time to put my full life into this business. It was a risk, of course, but it was worth it. Taking those forty hours from my day job and putting those into SnooozeWorks allowed me to add product lines, redesign storefronts and the website, and expanding the amount of products that we could sell.
You may notice throughout the website, I refer to "we", when really, the day-to-day operations are just a single person. But this wouldn't be possible without the help of those around me, particularly my family and friends who listen to my rambling and are the first to see designs I work on. My dog, Loki, and my two furbabies, Slugger and Baxter, are equally helpful in listening while I think out loud at all hours of the night. They've made going full time so much better, and I can't thank them enough.
2020! We're heading into the new year and SnooozeWorks has lots of plans! I'll be putting together a little roadmap over the next week or so, and I'll post parts of that in here when it's finished! In addition to SnooozeWorks, I'll be pursuing a Masters in Marketing over the next 18 months, so that's super exciting!
Rest assured, we have a ton of new products coming out and maybe even a couple new product line surprises coming mid-2020! We look forward to crushing it this year, with your help!