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 ranging 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.
THE BEST PART
The best aspect of this entire process has been our ability to give back to the community, and the world, through parts of the proceeds that we take in. It's began slowly, but donating to local charities or providing help to friends and family in need has brought so much happiness to our little organization here. We're rather busy around here, and struggle to find the free time to donate in ways that we'd like, but contributing to causes we find valuable and worthy in a monetary fashion is one way that we can help. Currently, our charity of choice is Water For People.