Résumé: Nigel Gordijk


Communication specialist with 36 years’ experience, including nearly 20 years of self-employment and several years as a local journalist. Enthusiastic and eager to help organizations engage with the community, share their message, and raise their profile across the region. Creative ideas, innovative thinking, and values-based attitude.

Work Experience
Marketing Associate: Drayton Entertainment

April 2023 - Present

  • Content creation to promote the theatre company’s shows.
  • Interviewing creative talent, such as on-stage performers and behind-the-scenes personnel (professionals and students).
  • Writing articles for the company’s website and promoted content in newspapers.
  • Writing scripts for short documentaries, before shooting and editing videos for online channels (website, social media, email).
  • Designing marketing and development collateral for print and online distribution (brochures, programs, email newsletters).

Community Communicator: Self-employed

July 2003 - April 2023

  • Building connections and relationships through graphic design, copywriting, social media, photography and video.
  • Meeting with clients to determine their goals and projects’ parameters.
  • Designing websites and printed marketing/communication collateral (logos, brochures, posters, t-shirts).
  • Writing scripts for PSAs, shooting and editing videos, using animation apps.
  • Conducting interviews, taking photos, and writing profiles.
  • Clients: Terry Fox Foundation, Supportive Housing of Waterloo, Family & Children’s Services WR, Women’s Crisis Services WR, 100 Women Who Care: Wilmot.

Journalist: The Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette

October 2020 - October 2022

  • Pitched ideas for articles that highlight stories of local interest.
  • Specialized in covering topics that showed the diversity within the community.
  • Built trust within the community while covering sensitive and controversial topics.
  • Interviewed and photographed community leaders and residents.

B.A. (Hons.) in Graphic Design
London College of Printing (U.K.)

  • Copywriting
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Social Media

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn

  • Buffer
  • Mailchimp
  • Eventbrite

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel

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