The Happy Snail Company
Gifts to spread joy and bring cheer
The Happy Snail Company is part of Sarah Bennett Studio, which is a design studio run from a terraced house in North London. I ( Sarah) am the designer/illustrator, as well as a mum of 2 girls and wife to Steve, who runs the business with me.
I graduated with a degree in Graphic design, back in 2006. I tried various career paths- mainly working in schools, as well doing bits of freelance design work. But I had a deep longing in my heart to create for something greater than me- a sense that I was made for more.
Last year I was made redundant from my job as a Technician in a secondary school and it was as though God was saying ‘It’s your time’, so I business was born.
Sarah Bennett Studio produces fun and friendly products- that are encouraging and inspirational. We put our colourful designs on an array of products including: bags, t-shirts, mugs, greetings cards, postcards and more.
I'm really inspired by the concept of Random Acts of Kindness and so I design products that people can use themselves and bless others with- a planned gift for a friend or a completely random one for a stranger who looks sad. I’m a big fan of guerilla kindness- incognito gift giving- a more generous form of knock and run.
There’s also an evangelistic side to my work. I’m naturally introverted and so talking to strangers can be daunting to me, so having a item of clothing or accessory with a Bible verse on- can be a real conversation starter.
There are so many people out there, who are struggling with various issues. People who need encouragement, people who need hope, people who need to be told that Jesus loves them. I pray that my designs will be part of spreading our message of hope and joy to these people.
My greatest desire is for my work to impact people in this way. I do need to make a living from my business but ultimately I want God to change people’s lives through it.
If you looking for a bespoke piece of design and you like my style, feel free to get in touch.