Hey! Thanks for checking us out, we are Josh & Angela Napiwocki and we are so glad you stopped by! You may be wondering where the name “napdesign” came from or what is has to do with anything!? Well, here is a little background…When Josh was attending MIAD (the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design) to become an Industrial Designer, he came up with napdesign to showcase his Senior Thesis in 2005. He chose the name “napdesign” because he wanted to incorporate his name with what he did. And let’s face it, “nap” is much shorter and easier to pronounce than “Napiwocki”!
So then fast forward to 2007, Josh is working for Cost of Wisconsin traveling around building rock waterfalls and features for companies like Bass Pro Shop and SeaWorld, so he ends up living in Texas for a bit. While in San Antonio, he meets me (Angela) at Cowboy’s Dancehall, gets up the courage to ask me to dance (when he didn’t know how), and it was truly like a love at first sight story you guys…both ways! So a year later, we were married in 2008 and we decided to just buy the napdesign web domain and create this website to share our passions (which has turned into our full time family business) as well as some of our family’s…Josh’s dad Gary shares about antique farm equipment including plenty of Massey Harris and his Gaar Scott Sawmill over on the Heritage page!
A lot has changed since we officially started our business in 2010, we now have our own place in the country outside Shiner, Texas with our (soon to be 4) kiddos, 2 steers, 22 chickens, and cat. Josh built his workshop in 2016 and this year he is building my studio, yay!
I kind of see myself as an open book, so if you’d like to know more about me and my life, feel free to peruse through my personal blog posts! You can also check out our photography sessions and weddings as well as recent carpentry projects!