In a sleepy beach town in Northern California, Lucky Bee Press was founded in 2008 by graphic designer Laurie Okamura. A small tabletop press was purchased over the early winter in 2008. Then a few months later, a larger floor model was added to the collection. Stacks of paper were quickly taking over every surface the workspace. Cans of ink were being turned into a new palette of color that soon came to life as Lucky Bee Press.