The Shy Socialites are about making life more fun!
Our mission is to make your social events memorable and unique.
The Shy Socialites was founded in 2010 by two sisters; a graphic designer and an illustrator with a passion for stationery design. From custom invitations, printable party decorations, custom character illustrations and more, the Shy Socialites create all sorts of stationery products that will add that special “wow” factor to your social events.
Barbara has worked in graphic design and publishing for more than a decade. She began designing auction catalogs, advertisements and book layouts for various companies and private clients. With the birth of her second child in 2010, she chose to follow a dream and use her talents to launch her own stationery business, helping others create the perfect atmosphere for their special events.
Now, through the collaboration of the Shy Socialites her work is offered in custom invitations and printable party decor.
In her personal life, Barbara lives in Washington state with her husband and their three children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, gardening, crafting, decorating her home and entertaining friends and family.
Patricia (Tricia), loves illustrating, creating custom paper-dolls, logos, paper-toys, characters and marketing materials for the Shy Socialites and her clients.
Prior to working professionally as an illustrator she worked as a Preschool Teacher specializing in teaching arts and crafts classes and decorating the classrooms.
As co-owner of the Shy Socialites she continues her life-long love of illustration and design.
She currently lives in California with her husband of 25 years and their three sons ranging in age from 3-years-old to 22-years-old. She enjoys baking, gardening, crocheting, writing and making up silly songs.