The Shy Socialites are about making life more fun!

The Shy Socialites was founded in 2010 by two sisters; a graphic designer and an illustrator with a love for stationery design. From invitations, party printables, and custom illustrations the Shy team creates a variety of fun and unique products for your special events. Our mission is to make all of life’s celebrations extra special!


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Barbara Wilson

Barbara has an extensive background in graphic design and publishing. She began designing auction catalogs, book layouts, and advertising material for an antiquities company which eventually branched out to private clients. With the birth of her second child in 2010, she chose to follow her ambitions and launch her own business.

Now, through the collaboration of the Shy Socialites Barbara uses her skills to design invitations and coordinating party goods.

In her personal life, Barbara lives in Northern Nevada with her husband and their three children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and all things creative or crafty.



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.