Common Sense Design understands small business because it is one
Common Sense Design is a one-man design firm, and that man is me, New Hamburg resident Nigel Gordijk.
I have a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design and I've been a professional designer for 25 years. (Remember that if you're considering trusting a novice with your valuable reputation).
I'm proud of the long-term relationships I've built with my loyal clients, some of whom I've been working with for over a decade. With all of them I've brought a visual clarity to their often complex problems, making it easier for their customers to find what they're looking for. A clear, easy-to-use design will add credibility to any organization.
Here are some generous testimonials from a few of my clients.
I've completed projects for:
I'm originally from London, England and I lived in Brighton for a few years. Now I'm based in New Hamburg, ON, where I argue with local residents about which one of us has an accent.
In 2001 I co-founded Creative Latitude, a worldwide network that promotes ethical business practices within creative industries. (I came up with the name.)
I've written articles about website design for Ecademy, Webreference and CreativePublic. I've been featured in The Savvy Designer's Guide to Success by American design guru, Jeff Fisher, as well as his book, Identity Crisis!: 50 redesigns that transformed stale identities into successful brands.
In 1997 I married Torontonian Cheryl and moved to Canada in 2006. I'm in my third term on the executive of the New Hamburg Board of Trade, and I'm currently the board's marketing director. I'm extremely passionate and enthusiastic about being active in this wonderful community. Oh, and I'm a complete health and fitness nut.