my little design studio


I'm Nika Banzuela: designer, illustrator, and main piña of PIñANIKA.

My asymmetric hair shows that I am no square. I pair my fancy clothes and cheap shoes with a good sense of humor and a touch of sarcasm. I enjoy watching independent films, head bangin' to 80s hair metal, and eating ice cream. I've got steady hands that will be make surgeons cry. I'm pretty tough with my leather vest and jiu-jitsu skills.

I find beauty in uncommon places despite being a graphic designer in this technology-driven world because I have a unique perspective in design. I appreciate handmade crafts because it shows the great connection of the artist’s great imagination with her own hands. 

Feel free to send me a message about a potential project or just chat about your favorite ice cream.