Nigel is, frankly, brilliant at what he does. He's done several websites for organizations with which I am involved -- newhamburglive.ca, joyoftravel.ca, paulknowles.ca -- and has also carried out a number of graphic design assignments I have been connected with. Always better than good, always on time, always creative and dynamic. Couldn't recommend him more highly.
Nigel, it is such a pleasure doing business with you! Denise and I are thrilled to have found a designer that is so easy to work with, efficient and affordable. We’ve finally found someone who listens to what we want to see, researches our options and provides advice and ideas helpful to our business. We’ve already learned so much from you, and I think you from us and we look forward to many years together.
You’re prompt, knowledgeable, experienced and have the wittiest sense of humour! Thanks for taking care of our website and letting us do what we know best – growing and selling plants.
Harold Albrecht MP Member of Parliament, Kitchener-Conestoga
CSD was on-time, and on-budget with a communications portal that was more effective than our previous solution.
Nigel helped us determine our needs, integrated with our existing branding, and provided training for our staff on keeping the information up-to-date.
For the same staff time, we now have a much more appealing and customizable website that integrates with our other online media, such as Facebook.
I have recommended Common Sense Design to my colleagues. I encourage you to give them a chance to earn your business; I think you'll be pleased.
Nigel Gordijk of Common Sense Design has been taking care of all of our Web design needs for our flower shop for many years now. This past year we did a major overhaul and changed the entire look and feel of our site. The input that was offered and suggested by Nigel was always backed up with solid and concrete information that helped us to make excellent decisions for our business.
Nigel listened to our concerns and responded to queries and questions in a timely fashion and did so in a friendly and professional manner.
The process went smoothly and we are delighted with the end results. We find the site is easy for our customers to navigate and has a contemporary feel that compliments the look and style of our business. We receive positive and complimentary feed back from our customers on a regular basis.
Nigel has recently provided a fabulous service in updating our website. He provides great direction and has a high-level strategy for the overall experience. Nigel would be an asset to any business looking for a graphic/web designer.
Nigel Gordijk has made a significant contribution to the graphical and ergonomic user interface design of our flagship portal and content services (such as Mennonite Heritage Portrait). Nigel works quickly, efficiently and economically. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to our clients and in fact have done so on several recent occasions.
After several missteps and outrageous quotes from other web designers, we found Nigel at Common Sense Design. Not only was Nigel affordable, he was courteous and professional at all times, and most importantly, got us up and running in record time. He implemented a design we supplied, which he followed accurately, took direction easily, and made helpful improvements (all very rare qualities among web developers, in my experience). I look forward to working with CSD again.
I’d recommend Common Sense to you; its only common sense to work with Nigel!
Lina Shamoun Artline Salon
Artline Salon shines online because of CSD's creativity and talent. Many great thanks to Nigel, who is a fantastic designer. He listens to what our needs are and through his talent he created our logo and website. I highly recommend him.
Dan Spacie BP
Nigel has completed several projects for me over the years, and his work is excellent. He manages to cut through the noise and deliver exactly what my teams need to the highest standards. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Kristy Cardwell Application Development Manager, ISD; Honda
Nigel worked for us as designer and developer of our ATV part of the main Honda site. He worked off-site which didn't cause us any problems; Nigel ensured that he maintained constant communication with me, so I was always aware of his progress. He quickly familiarised himself with the product range and competitor offerings, asking all of the right questions and conducting careful research.
Nigel is extremely professional, quick to adapt, and is very structured and thorough in his approach. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Anne French Coast Chiropractic
Nigel understood the concept of my business and provided everything from art design for my logo, signage, headings, newsletters as well as a great user-friendly website. He designs were fresh and just what I wanted and his work was always delivered on time. I cannot recommend Nigel highly enough.
Capturing needs and ideas and translating them into beautiful articulate marketing and advertising tools is a gift Nigel demonstrated for Murray's Clothing & Footwear of New Hamburg. His work ethic and timeliness is impressive. I highly recommend Common Sense Design and trust Nigel will be able to not only meet but also exceed your expectations.
Nigel was very helpful and patient through the many demands that AMG made of him, and worked tirelessly to produce our fantastic website! His communication and suggestions throughout were extremely helpful. We would definitely use him again and would not hesitate to recommend his services.
Nigel’s work on our website was exemplary; from his design and construction ideas, to bearing with us whilst we took time to be sure about our decisions. He has a very thoughtful approach and was always practical. I loved the online lightbox, where we swapped ideas and the site began to come to life for me. Nigel was instrumental not just in creating a new website, but in developing the online personality of the company and we are delighted with the results!
Jessica Phelps Senior Project Manager; Interactive Bureau
Nigel's work can be summed up in one word: exceptional.
He possesses a high level of creative talent, but also is very commercially astute. Nigel handles pressure and multiple priorities with ease - a gift of especially high value within the New Media industry. His easygoing nature coupled with his business and professional skills make him an absolute joy to work with and have around and I recommend him without any reservation.