Maker Q&A: Meet Jessica and Allison of The Social Type

Jessica and Allison are the lovely ladies behind The Social Type. Their distinct brand of bright and cheery foil print and letterpress stationery and paper goods is lighthearted and girly but still grown up. You'll find their foil print 'Cheers' matches in the December Parcel and matches and cards throughout the Shop Gifts sets.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Tell us a bit about what you do.

The Social Type is a paper and gift brand. We like to have a good time but don't take ourselves too seriously. We enjoy brightening someone's day with a perfect card, an exquisitely wrapped gift and a glass of bubbly. We know you like these things too, and we hope to always inspire you to be your best social self. 

How did you get started?

We both have a passion for great design and paper goods. In early 2008, we started discussing our love of both things and felt there was a place for us in the stationery and gift industry to build a brand with our own twist. By 2010, we launched our first collection of foil and letterpress greeting cards. Our business and friendship continues to grow today, all while we get to create products that make us and others happy! 

How would you define your brand’s aesthetic?

Fun, cheerful, functional, chic and girly! 

What do you love most about your work?

Being able to create products we'd love to buy and see on the shelves ourselves. Seeing others appreciate them makes it that much more rewarding. 

What are you listening to/watching right now?

Jessica: I love The Affair on Showtime, and I've been listening to The Weeknd's new album on repeat. 

Allison: I'm a big fan of Scandal, and I've been really into Leon Bridges as of late. 

We are both originally from Wisconsin so we watch a lot of NFL football. Go Packers! 

What’s your definition of an amazing gift?

Gifts with meaning that involve some thought. I think we both agree there is still something so special about a handwritten card from someone you love. 


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