Invitation Architects is an award winning full-service boutique invitation and stationery studio founded in 2011 by Nicole Pearson. We are located in the south suburbs of Chicago. At Invitation Architects, we are recognized for our classic, timeless designs with exquisite detail and luxurious embellishments. We specialize in luxury invitations and stationery for weddings, social, and corporate events. Invitation Architects is more than just another stationery company —our exclusive designs, exceptional quality, and personalized service are what set us apart from the rest. We work with a wide range of clients worldwide to provide the best combination of service, quality, and pricing.
Hi, I’m Nicole —Owner/Designer of Invitation Architects. I fell in love with stationery more than 15 years ago. I was and still am fascinated by all of the amazing things you can do with paper. Growing up my mom owned a small insurance agency, which I admired very much. I watched her take her idea to start a business and grow it to the success it is today. My mom taught me so many valuable skills about entrepreneurship —it was no surprise when I found myself following in her footsteps.
Before I found my niche, I worked in Corporate America for many years while designing part-time, however I always found myself bored with the mundane 9 to 5 after about a year or so. After having my son in 2011 —I had an ah ha moment to take my passion for design and combine it with my love for fine stationery —and so Invitation Architects was born. Before starting my company, I decided if I was going to spend long hours working for anyone it would be me. I continued working in Corporate America for about five more years and in 2016 I took a leap of faith to leave my job in order to pursue my passion full-time.
As a small business owner, it is my greatest joy to take a client’s vision and bring it to life. I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients.
I have a B.A. in Organizational/Corporate Communication from Northern Illinois University plus 15+ years of graphic/web design experience. I am best described as an introverted extrovert —wait is that even a thing (lol). I’m more of a behind the scenes person, but at the same time I’m a social butterfly. If you play my favorite songs, I’ll dance all night. :) I LOVE traveling, dancing, yoga and spending time with my family and friends.
“words I live by”
In order to be successful, one MUST have a clear vision, be persistent, keep learning and perfecting your craft, maintain a positive and professional attitude, and ALWAYS stay true to yourself!