Meet Nigel Gordijk

Nigel specializes in community-based marketing for small businesses and non-profits, using graphic design and social media.

Nigel Gordijk, Wilmot Design Guy

Qualified and experienced

I have a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design and I've been a professional designer for 30 years. (Remember that before trusting a novice with your valuable reputation). I've been working with some of my loyal clients for a decade. I bring a visual clarity to complex communication issues.

My work has appeared in Jeff Fisher's The Savvy Designer's Guide to Success and Identity Crisis!: 50 redesigns that transformed stale identities into successful brands.

With three decades of experience, I've worked with small start-ups, multinational organizations, and everything in between. I've learned that effective design is the result of intelligent thinking, resulting in ideas that are engaging, memorable and relevant to you and your audience.

Download my résumé
Read my interview with Waterloo Region-based WR Talk.

Personal stuff

I was born in London, England and lived in Brighton. Now I'm based in New Hamburg, ON, where I argue with locals about which one of us has an accent. I married Torontonian Cheryl in 1997 and moved to Canada in 2007.

Nigel and Cheryl Gordijk, organizers of the Wilmot Terry Fox Run

Community involvement

  • Organizer of the Wilmot Terry Fox Run (with Cheryl).
  • Core member of the Wilmot Healthy Communities Coalition.
  • Wilmot Responds marketing and communication coordinator.
  • Donates design services to the Lioness Welcome Home Tour.
  • Volunteers at the Wilmot Family Resource Centre Poor Boys Luncheon, New Hamburg Santa Claus Parade, New Hamburg Canada Day celebrations, and St. Agatha StrawberryFest.
  • Executive member and Marketing Director of the New Hamburg Board of Trade, 2007-2015.
  • Deputy Chair of New Hamburg Flood Relief Committee in 2009.