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


Photo: Kate Bueckert/CBC

Qualified and experienced

I have a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design and I've been a professional designer for more than three decades. (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.

I'm also a guest columnist for The New Hamburg Independent.

I've worked with non-profits, small start-ups and multinational organizations. I've learned that effective communication is the result of intelligent thinking, resulting in ideas that are engaging, memorable and relevant to you and your audience.

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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


Cheryl and Nigel Gordijk

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, Canada Day In Wilmot 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.