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.
With an extensive past in design, Mark has worked with various projects and companies on everything from web to print. Before creating for the shop, he worked for several years with Street League Skateboarding at a senior level creating year-long campaigns, deck pitches, logos, and many more in-house items. His marks (pun intended) can be seen throughout Barnone with branding and identity work created for Fire & Brimstone, Johnston Arms, Johnston Machine Co, Final Assembly and even the Barnone logo itself. Mark is as passionate about design as he his ensuring the final end product meets all the client's needs and more.
Lauren comes from a diverse background of visual arts, retail, and fashion. She can be seen handling a multitude of tasks from visual merchandising, store buying, to mastering the art of letterpress printing. Lauren's background in fashion inspires her keen eye for aesthetically pleasing design as well as an insight in to upcoming trends. Planning, detail, and thought separate her from the rest, providing unique perspectives throughout the entire process of custom orders and printing. 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. Give us a visit!
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.