Who We Are
Imaginary Friends design studios is a premier graphic design, web design, photography, social media and marketing company in Yuma, AZ.
Who are we anyway?
We are a leaf on the wind…
Lover, learner, leader. These are the 3 pillars of Jon’s life. He loves the creative world he works in, loves the complex simplicity of pop culture and loves to solve problems for those around him in unique and clever ways. Jon is a constant learner. Using all tools at his disposal, from books to people, online sources to work shops, when he wants to learn something, nothing can stop him. He understands life is a constant evolution of behaviors and mindsets and is surging to optimize both of his. Jon is a low key leader. He does prefer to lead by action primarily. When he gets in front of a crowd his words can sway and persuade those to his cause with his trademark empathy. Jon is the founder of Imaginary Friends design studios in 2002 and Print Zoom in 2015 and both entities help serve his drive to aesthetically build up Yuma and beyond one entity at a time.
Personal Tidbit: Jon proudly owns/wears Malcom Reynold’s dog tags and brown coat.
Jon’s Standard Skills
- Web Design 80% 80%
- Print Design 85% 85%
- Walkin’ the Dog + Audio Books 100% 100%
Texas might have birthed Melony, but Illinois gave us the little firecracker we know today. The office ‘mom’ -ager came in like a wrecking ball to shake things up and help drive the team to an elevated standard. Judge her not by her size, though, because she can sass with the best of them and her ‘mom finger’ comes locked & loaded . If something goes awry, you can be sure Melony will be there to straighten things up.
Melony’s Standard Skills
- Customer Service 100% 100%
- ‘Mom’-ing 100% 100%
- Reaching Top Shelf 10% 10%
Anahi Rubio Barrera
Goes by Ana for short. Ana was raised in Yuma, Arizona since the age of 8. She grew up with an interest in traditional art and illustration. Along the way she deviated from traditional art mediums and started gaining interest in the creation of digital art and design. She chose to pursue a major in graphic design at Arizona Western College and later transferred to Northern Arizona University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communications in the spring of 2017. Ana likes anime and blasting Korean pop or Japanese rock to get her creative wheel turning.
Ana’s Standard Skills
- Brand Expansion 80% 80%
- Anime Fandom 75% 75%
- Fresh UI and Print Designs 100% 100%
Print Tech / Chief Energy Officer
Pete is a different individual and he embraces his abstractness. He was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and migrated to Arizona in 2000. Creating things is the oxygen that keeps him alive. Self taught, from art and music, to customizing cars and he sure enjoys cheap beer. These are some of the things that Pete loves most.
Pete’s Standard Skills
- Tinkering with cars 77% 77%
- Making Music 90% 90%
- Wicked TikTok Game 98% 98%
Director of First Impressions
Yuma native desert rat, Lilliana, or Lilli for short, found their passion for the arts at a young age. Whether it is by painting, knitting, cosplay, or building they find enjoyment in leading their life through various hobbies and interests by promoting creativity and inspiration. With the motivation from friends and family, they challenge themselves to create positive and engaging environments for fellow creatives within their community. It is with that encouragement that Lilliana has grown from within Imaginary Friends as an intern to an official member of the team where they continue to learn and grow as a Graphic Designer.
Lilli’s Standard Skills
- Cosplay 75% 75%
- Artsy-Fartsy 85% 85%
- Administrative Support 100% 100%