Meet The Face Behind

THE SOCIAL TYPE

A BRIKA maker story

Allison & Jessica

"You'll never know if you don't try."
“We believe in gold foil, fresh manicures, good manners and diligence.”

“Usually one of us starts a design and the other finishes it. We make a good team”


“We are both very inspired and feel most creative when we've taken time off to relax and or to travel the world”


“Usually one of us starts a design and the other finishes it. We make a good team”


With graphic design and art direction experience under their collective belts, and inspiration from the entrepreneurs in their lives, Allison and Jessica have mastered the art of long-distance collaboration: they often use Skype to communicate between Los Angeles and San Francisco while sending working files back and forth. In fact, they’re so in-sync that they often finish each other’s designs.


Though technology has made their paper goods business possible, Allison and Jessica still claim there’s nothing quite like receiving pretty snail mail—and we completely agree. Now we can correspond with friends and family—especially over the upcoming holidays—with The Social Type’s beautiful stationery.

Describe your design process.
We collaborate start to finish on every product that's in our collection. Nothing goes to print until we both sign off on it.

Any tips for how to nurture creativity?
Make time for yourself. Take breaks. Reset and recharge. We are both very inspired and feel most creative when we've taken time off to relax and or to travel the world. Easier said than done.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
Allison: An interior designer, or a buyer like my Aunt…She got to shop and travel for a living!
Jessica: A fashion designer, I loved to draw and was obsessed with runway shows.

What’s one thing you do every day without fail?
Allison: Kiss my dog Robot. He hates my kisses, he dodges them.
Jessica: Spend way too much time on social media.

What’s your favorite place to get inspired?
Allison: The Getty Villa in Malibu, or catching a film in Hollywood
Jessica: The Palace of the Fine Arts in San Francisco


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PRODUCTS BY THE SOCIAL TYPE
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