The Artist Cutting a Design

The mission of R. Nichols is to bring joy and sophistication to the world through creative, happy designs. Illustration is the core of R. Nichols and drives the business; the recognizable silhouette style derived from the craft of cut paper has set R. Nichols apart with a look all their own.

R. Nichols loves to feature the beauty and humor of everyday life in their designs. Inspiration comes from the world around us: a cat on top of the fridge, the Golden Gate bridge, a sleek urban shopper, flowers in spring. We hope every image evokes a special feeling of relevance and joy to the viewer.

Customers are treated to perfection in all that we create, from the illustration, to the packaging, to the quality of the product. We strive daily to give others value, professionalism and style. We are grateful for our retail and wholesale customers and treat them with honesty, grace and appreciation.

If you haven’t already, give us a try! You’ll see that R. Nichols is true to its promise of style, value and joy in all that it creates.

Company Bios

Nick Hanzlik

Nick Hanzlik is where R. Nichols all began. From a cut-and-paste school project in sixth grade,
Nick and Anda to a successful line of stationery and gifts, his recognizable artistic handprint is on it all. Today, Nick is co-owner and artist of the R. Nichols company. Originally from outside of Washington, DC, he lived in Atlanta, Los Angeles and now outside of New York City. His love of places he’s lived is reflected in many of R. Nichols’ travel images. Nick now works with the NYC pop-up shops team, while also creating new, fun designs.

Anda Lucia Ariail

Anda Lucia Ariail is co-owner and the business side of R Nichols. Anda spent many years as a professional model and actress, and 7 years in the Marketing Department of the Orlando Sentinel before coming to R. Nichols. A true Florida girl, she manages the headquarters team at the Orlando offices. Her day-to-day duties include product development, head cheerleader and Nick’s confidant. Her love of all things creative plays a significant role in the selection and design of R. Nichols.

The R. Nichols team

With the world getting more and more automated and less hands-on and personal, you may be surprised at the level of humanity when you call R. Nichols, or walk into the R. Nichols shop! We not only create artistic and sophisticated stationery and gifts, we also firmly believe in promoting joy, honesty, quality and customer appreciation. This is reflected well by our carefully chosen R. Nichols team, from the cheerful “hello!’ when you walk in the door, to the quality product, packaging and shipping, to the personal time spent with you on the phone. Every employee—from accounting, production, customer service, and shipping—each do their job with diligence and quality in mind.