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 illustrated invitations, printable party decorations, delightful art prints and more, we create all sorts of stationery products that will add that special “wow” factor to your social events or home. Top it off with tips and inspiration from our blog featuring our favorite recipes, decorating ideas, ice breaker games, music play-lists and ideas for entertaining. We’re your one stop shop for party ideas and inspiration.
Barbara has worked in home design, graphic design and publishing for more than a decade. She has designed auction catalogs, books and advertising material for an antiquities company in Northern Nevada, seeing her projects through from the idea stage to final publication. Prior to that Barbara utilized her talents to help her clients choose the perfect window treatments for their homes and businesses. In recent years, she chose to follow a dream and start her own business, helping others create the perfect atmosphere for their party or event. She uses her skills to create start-to-finish party themes, from the first idea, custom illustration, layout, to final product creation.
Now, through the collaboration of the Shy Socialites her work is offered in invitations, party decor, printable art and more!
In her personal life, Barbara lives in Northern Nevada with her husband and two young children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, gardening, crafting, decorating her home and entertaining friends and family.
Patricia has been illustrating under the name Tricia-Rennea, Illustrator for the past 7 years, creating custom paper-dolls, logos, paper-toys, characters and marketing materials for her clients. Prior to working professionally as an illustrator she worked as a Preschool co-teacher specializing in teaching arts and crafts classes to the kids as well as decorating the classrooms.
Through the vision of Shy Socialites she hopes to continue her life-long love of illustration and design while having the freedom to create as her heart desires.
She lives in Washington state with her engineer husband, and their two teenage boys. She and her husband are expecting their third child (another boy) August 2013.