Common Sense Design is a small and friendly design firm. Really small. It's just me, Nigel Gordijk. And I'm 5' 4".
I have a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design and I've been a professional designer for nearly 25 years. (I know; even my granddaughter doesn't think I look old enough.)
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. Here are some generous testimonials from a few of them.
I've completed projects for:
I'm originally from London (the big city in England, not the small town in Ontario) and I lived in Brighton for a while. 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 and created the website.
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 (Warning: my blog contains language that's nearly as strong as my quadriceps.)
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