Interview with Imagifriends Creator, D J Svoboda
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May 15, 2014

By Chloe Rothschild, Editor in Training

Chloe: Can you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?

DJ: My Name is D.J. Svoboda. I am 31 Years old. I Live in North Carolina. I enjoy art, and I also enjoy public speaking. I also enjoy bowling, playing the Nintendo Wii, playing Mini Golf with friends and family, cooking and baking, taking walks on nice cool sunny days, helping my church at Hope Community Church, looking at the Internet, collecting different toys and games for the Wii and also different board games, but most of all I enjoy our Mission to make the world an even better place for all those with autism and disabilities and special needs and creating The Imagifriends of Imagiville. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, too.

Chloe: When did Imagifriends start?

DJ: Creating The Imagifriends first started back in high school times of 1997. After a couple of years, The Imagifriends were officially born October, 19 2001 along with their very first website, too.

Chloe: How did you come up with the idea for Imagifriends?

DJ: The Imagifriends came up as a big Idea based on all the different challenges that I have faced growing up with autism and disabilities and also by a big desire and dream in my heart to make the world an even better place for all those with autism and disabilities and special needs and everyone around the world.

Chloe: Which Imagifriends character is your favorite and why?

DJ: All of The Imagifriends are like children to me, so I love them all very much. The Mupperezmo is like the Mickey Mouse and a great leader of our Mission and The Imagifriends, too. He was created to show and to remember the very important fact that all those with autism and disabilities and special needs think and feel and see things and the world and life much differently, even from a different point of view. Which is why he turns his head upside down, to see things much differently and from a very different point of view.

Chloe: Where do you see Imagifriends going in the future?

DJ: I see The Imagifriends becoming many, many, many great and amazing and awesome and wonderful and very miraculous things. I have more than 120 big bold dreams and goals and visions and expectations for them and for our Mission as well. I even see them becoming more and more well known around the world and touching many, many lives worldwide.

Chloe: Do you have any other projects underway?

DJ: Yes, there are several many different projects that are on the way and also in the works as well.

Chloe: Is there anything else you would like our readers to know about you, your art, or Imagifriends?

DJ: I also want to say that we are very determined to give confidence and encouragement and great hope and self esteem and determination around the world. I do think and see things and the world and life much differently and from a very different point of view. We and The Imagifriends want you all to know that you can and will succeed greatly and that big, big dreams are never impossible to come true. Even you can make a great and amazing and awesome powerful difference in the world. Remember to always believe in yourself and to stay true to yourself. Never let doubt or negativity get in the way and always dream big and believe big and expect big everyday.