The Shy Socialites are about making life more fun!

Our mission is to make your Celebrations 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 invitations, party printables, custom illustrations and more, the Shy Socialites create a variety of products to add that “wow” factor to your celebrations. 


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Barbara Wilson

Barbara has more than a decade of experience in graphic design and publishing. She began laying out auction catalogs and designing intricate book layouts, along with advertising and print material for an antiquities company which eventually branched out to various 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 business. 

Now, through the collaboration of the Shy Socialites her work is offered in custom invitations and coordinating party printables.

In her personal life, Barbara lives in Northern Nevada with her husband and their three young children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, gardening, crafting, decorating her home and entertaining friends and family.


Patricia Wilson

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.