Jake, the founder of Have A Nice Day, pictures a world for his children where they can crawl across the lounge room floor lost in imagination, soar around the dining room table swept up in their latest adventure and explore the unknown depths of their bedroom where creativity is in overdrive. He wants for them what he had as a child; unstructured, proper play time. Making memories, learning and developing skills to set them up for a lifetime.
After endless playtime with his son, Jake designed and made him a plane, a rocket, a castle and an ark so that his boundless imagination could expand even further. These first few toys quickly turned into another set for Jake's nephews and nieces in time for Christmas. A few months later he was making small batches for his extended family and friends, and loved seeing other families benefit from what he had created. Then in the middle of 2016, under wet and windy skies at the local designer markets, he launched Have A Nice Day and the first collection of seven toys.
As a father, Jake appreciates the importance and challenges of giving our children the right environment to grow and develop into awesome little people. Carefully selected toys entice and stimulate kids as they learn about themselves and the world around them. As a designer, he believes that great toys should adjust and grow with your child as their curiosity and skills evolve. And, if these toys can be made from sustainably sourced materials, in Australia with efficient processes, then we’re onto a winner.
Have A Nice Day make timeless toys to be enjoyed by children and their parents.