My name is Nicole Block, affectionately known as Nic, and I am the creative behind The Nic Studio. I knew I was an artist from an early age – literally. In the first grade, on a worksheet, I filled in: “My name is Nicole. I am   5   years old. When I grow up, I want to be a(an) artist.”  I keep this worksheet with me to this day.

The Nic Studio is a stationery, design, and illustration studio based in Brooklyn, NY. We specialize in cards, invitations, home decor, and artwork that highlight little moments in life. Quirky, funny, sweet with an edge, my work is heavily influenced by life in the town in which I was born and raised. Decidedly non-hipster, we give you look at the real New York City – and the people, places, and things that make it so great.

Always a proud boro girl, I live and work in Brooklyn with my husband David Block of Studio Redeye, our wonderfully willful daughter, Anna Jae, and our big little man, affectionately referred to as #thegeorge all over social media.


Photograph of Nicole Block by Belathee Photography, © 2011