Ty Roark

Dream A Pillow founder Ty Roark

Founder of DreamAPillow

I always knew growing up that I wanted to do something a little less conventional. I definitely didn’t want to work a 9-5. Throughout my childhood my family struggled financially. We were constantly in and out of homelessness and naturally that drove my brother and I to want to build a career with financial security. So, pretty much wanted to make a lot of money.

I didn’t really get into the entrepreneurial mindset until I went to college. I saw that my brother was growing instagram pages from a few hundred followers to millions and I knew we could take this concept and build on it. Then I figured, if we could grow these platforms I should make my own store and see how it goes. So I started to dropship jewelry. Any current jewelry trend we would get and then sell. I realized fast that there was no stability in this so I knew I had to try again.

With every item I had ever sold the personalized items were the top sellers. So I searched the most personalized item out there and it was pillows. Now I take any image the customer wants, their dog, their car, their loved ones, and put it on a pillow. Swae Lee even brought one of my pillows on stage at one of his concerts once. Having worked so hard on DreamAPillow I feel attached to it. This company is definitely my baby.

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