Samantha Lee Designs is a hand-illustrated art and stationery company located in Los Angeles, California. Founded by Samantha Colodny, we offer a variety of whimsical art pieces including custom stationery and wedding invitations, save the dates, menus, and one-of-a-kind portraits of people, animals, and landscapes.

We love working with people to create designs of all kinds that artistically celebrate life’s most cherished and beautiful moments, both big and small.

About Founder and Illustrator Samantha

From figure drawing classes in elementary school to studying fine art in college, Samantha has always had a great love for art. Upon graduating from the University of Southern California, she has worked as a product manager for several software and technology companies, allowing her to lend her creative eye to the digital space. Samantha Lee Designs was born out of Samantha’s desire to find a way to create with her hands and actively practice her passion for painting.

From the stunning sceneries seen while traveling and her native Southern California’s signature beaches, to visiting art museums following fellow illustrators on social media, Samantha’s inspirations come from all over her life.

Samantha loves the ocean and is an avid surfer when not painting, both of which carry over to much of her artwork. Samantha lives in Sherman Oaks with her husband and surfing buddy, Aaron, and enjoys spending time with her family, all of whom also still live in LA.