Meet the Owner

who we are

A Graphic design Firm with Over 40 Years Of Experience

A 40-year agency veteran, Nick’s passion for creative excellence has garnered over 50 major advertising and design awards throughout the country. His body of work covers all disciplines, from creating brands, websites and packaging to advertising for interactive, print and broadcast media.

As principal and creative director at Nicholas Communications, Nick is responsible for all creative execution and production. He brings a comprehensive understanding of the technical process to an art department that prides itself on creative excellence.

Experienced Designers

Our Approach

Our approach is simple. First, we determine overall objectives. Then combine quality research, sound strategic planning and uncompromising creative execution.

While in the end it’s the creative execution that ultimately delivers the message, smart marketing solutions and success are only achieved with a comprehensive understanding of market conditions and well-calculated strategies. Ultimately, our creative positioning, strategies, and tactics all work in harmony with the brand to create integrated marketing programs that deliver measurable results.

We listen. To our clients, to our research and to each other.  We become part of the team, not just part of the process.

Environmental Graphic design

This time-lapse video shows the installation of a 50 foot wide video in the dinning room of The Grill at Pine Mountain Lake

Integrated marketing/ Branding

Certified Kitchens is our partner

Video and digital design

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Our Clients

Berkeley Bowl Marketplace

Ettore Products Company 

Turman Commercial Painters

Pacific Gas & Electric

McKesson Corporation

Hyatt Hotels

Lolonis Family Vineyards

Pine Mountain Lake Association

Old Republic Title Company

Handful Players

The Ascension Cathedral

Certified Kitchens

The Claremont Hotel

Blueline Associates

Mr. Banis is a graduate of University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and University of California at Berkeleywith a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Interior Architecture. Banis Restaurant Design, Inc. is approved by the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco/Oakland and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco representing the Western States for foodservice consultation and construction.