about Charm studio

Charm Studio specializes in charming invitations and coordinating paper goods for truly custom stationery and event design. Our custom design approach allows you to add a personal touch to your special occasion. We have several styles of illustrations; watercolor painting, pen and ink illustrations for maps, crests, icons and monograms. We offer a curated selection of the highest quality paper available, offer a wide range of printing methods: foil, letterpress, flat, thermography and engraving. Check out the blog and instagram for what we are working on right now and our custom galleries, to view some of our recent custom work.

Catherine was honored to be selected for Martha Stewart Weddings List of "The Loveliest Watercolor Wedding Invitations". She has also been featured in publications such as Style Me Pretty 1 / 2 3 , The KnotCarats and CakeInside WeddingsChicago SplashGrey Likes Weddings and Wedding Chicks. Catherine’s designs and products can be found in select retailers Domino and Minted.

The studio is located just north of Chicago • 1215 Washington Avenue, Suite 205, Wilmette, Illinois.  Meetings are by appointment, please contact me to set up a consultation.

Catherine Sullivan

Owner, Designer and Illustrator

I fell in love with paper and pattern design at an early age. I worked in a local stationery shop selling classic invitations and stationery products in high school. My dream was to one day have my own line of stationery designs and have worked toward that dream ever since. I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for a quintessential college experience along with a strong graphic design program. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and began working at a large advertising agency as an art director.  But, my passion was for pattern and paper, so I continued to follow my stationery dream and designed custom invitations for event planners and stationery shops before opening Charm Studio in spring of 2013.

My designs can be found in select retailers Domino and Minted. My work has been featured in publications such as Style Me Pretty 1 / 2 3 , The Knot, Carats and CakeInside WeddingsChicago SplashGrey Likes Weddings and Wedding Chicks.

My studio is located on the North Shore of Chicago, where I live with my darling husband, Andrew, and our spunky puppy, Ted. If you'd like to come and see me, please just contact me and make an appointment so I can make sure I'm there to meet you and that it is an appropriate time for visitors! 


Annie Fitzpatrick

Production, Styling and Crafts


Annie is our go-to girl for production, photo styling and project assembly. She is an instagram photo editing expert and a student at DePaul University. She has a eye for design and has been a key team member since the beginning. We couldn't do it without her!