Invitation Architects is a luxury boutique invitation studio that provides bespoke invitations and stationery for weddings and special events. We create unique one of a kind invitations that push the envelope beyond just paper. We specialize in high-end engraving, foil stamping, letterpress, acrylic, folio and boxed wedding invitations. Invitation Architects was founded in 2011 by Nicole Pearson. Our studio is based in Tinley Park, IL (40 mins. from Downtown Chicago), but we work with clients worldwide.
O U R V I S I O N
Create beautiful stationery that inspires the world to fall in love with paper the way we have.
M I S S I O N
To deliver an exceptional invitation experience every time.
B R A N D P R O M I S E
Exclusive Designs . Exceptional Quality . Personalized Service
Owner and Creative Director
Hi there! I’m Nicole —Owner and Creative Director of Invitation Architects. I fell in love with paper and stationery more than 15 years ago. I was and still am fascinated by all of the amazing things you can create. The possibilities are truly endless! Growing up my mom owned a small insurance agency —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 passion, I worked in Corporate America for many years while designing part-time. 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 business, I decided if I was going to spend long hours working for anyone it would be me. I continued working in Corporate America however for about five more years and in 2016 I took a leap of faith and left my full-time job. The experience has been amazing and I haven't looked back.
After almost a decade of working with clients, printers, and vendors around the world, if there is one thing I have learned, it's that details matter. We dedicate a significant amount of time and personal attention to each of our clients because your happiness truly means everything to us. I strive to provide my clients with the best combination of service, quality and pricing. As a designer and small business owner, it is my greatest joy to take your vision and bring it to life. I hope to have the pleasure of working with you soon.
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 if you play my favorite songs, I’ll dance all night. :) I have an amazing 8 year old son who is the love of my life. I love traveling, dancing, yoga and spending time with my family and friends.