Hi, my name is Stacie Martinez, founder and creative director of The Lucky Bandana, a design and illustration studio based in Santa Monica, CA. I have one goal - for my illustrations and designs to bring joy to people’s lives. I know, I know…. small business, big dreams!

I combine analog and digital painting to create vibrant illustrations of the things I’m inspired by: the flora and vegetation of the Southwest, my travels around the world, food, and my daily wanderings around my quaint, Ocean Park neighborhood. I enjoy using bright color and bold line to abstract and refine natural shapes, distilling them to their essence and imbuing my work with freshness and light.

When I’m not painting or drawing you can find me in the hot yoga studio or sipping a cappuccino and dreaming about my next visit to Paris.

My Illustrations