About Julie

Julie Bonner of Julie Originals

 Julie Bonner is a creative entrepreneur and has made Arizona her home for the past 20 years. Born in Binghamton, New York, Julie was an artistic child. She drew on any paper within reach and crafted handmade greeting cards for every occasion. Her middle school still proudly displays a mural Julie painted as a student, and she earned her first freelance logo project from a local pizza shop while in high school. 

After earning her degree in Graphic Design from Drexel University and a Master’s in Business, Julie opened up her creative studio, Julie Originals. 

She created the Addy Award-winning Desert Dwellers Flash Cards by blending her fine art paintings with her commercial design expertise. Inspired by a desire to teach her son about Southwest wildlife, each card contains amusing stories about desert animals from A to Z and features Julie’s acrylic paintings. Local teachers, parents, and grandparents use them to promote literacy and teach children about their environment.

She has served as Art Director for national chains Mister Car Wash and Clear Channel Outdoor, and today, she is the Director of Communications for FreeFall Aerospace. FreeFall is developing intelligent antenna systems for space. Julie is active in Creative MorningsLocal First Arizona, Startup Tucson, and the Arizona Technology Council’s Women in the Workforce.