Well, hello there!
Who we are
Prickly Pear Paper is a husband and wife owned retail store specializing in graphic design, letterpress printing, and premium paper goods. The brick and mortar location acts as a gift shop, design studio, and print shop all-in-one. Every Prickly Pear branded product is handcrafted and letterpressed by Gladys, a one hundred year old letterpress print machine, in-shop at Barnone.
Mark - Design
With an extensive past in design, branding, and illustration, Mark has worked on a variety of creative projects for companies large and small. Before creating for the shop, he worked in-house for several years at Street League Skateboarding as a senior designer creating year-long campaigns, deck pitches, logos, and more. Mark began his journey as a full-time freelance designer upon the opening of Prickly Pear Paper in 2016. His time designing at the shop has opened doors to connect with local businesses and clients nationwide to help them find their own unique identity through design. Mark is as passionate about design as he his ensuring the final product is delivered with the highest quality standards to meet every clients' specific needs.
Lauren - Operations
Lauren comes from a diverse background of visual arts, retail, and fashion. She can be seen handling a multitude of tasks from visual merchandising and store buying, to mastering the art of letterpress printing and running all day-to-day operations within Prickly Pear Paper. Lauren's background in fashion inspires her keen eye for aesthetically pleasing design as well as an insight into upcoming trends. Planning, detail, and thought separate her from the rest, providing unique and fresh perspectives throughout the entire process of custom orders, printing, and in-store events. You can count on her to bring something new to the table and deliver with care.
Prickly Pear Paper HQ is located in the heart of Barnone, a creative craftsman community based in Gilbert, Arizona. Our store acts as both a studio for our graphic design and letterpress printing as well as an outlet to sell retail products. Having a physical location allows us to interact with our clients on the daily, whether they're first time visitors or regulars. Along with our variety of handmade and letterpressed products, we sell various brands from local artists to our favorite card companies and gifts.
Refurbished from an old barn, Barnone stands as one of the new up-and-coming places to visit in Arizona. Stop by for food, gifts, or drinks, all in one place. Learn more about this amazing space at Barnone's website. So... is it Barn-one or Bar-nun? Stop by and ask us to find out.