Meet Nigel Gordijk
Visual communications expert who helps non-profits and small businesses, using graphic design, copywriting, photography, video, and social media.
"Nigel spent quite a bit of time with several SHOW residents listening to their stories, hearing about how SHOW has impacted them, and learning about who they are as individuals. While Nigel stated that he was humbled and honoured to have met SHOW residents and earn their trust, it was SHOW staff who were humbled and honoured by the care and compassion with which Nigel treated our residents. SHOW resident Shawn had this to say about the time he spent with Nigel: 'He's just so alive...being around him made me feel alive.'"
Leigh-Ann Christian, Supportive Housing Of Waterloo, Donor Engagement Coordinator
Nigel Gordijk works with non-profits and small companies with whom he shares similar values. He's learned that effective, engaging communication is the result of compassion, empathy, and intelligent thinking, which results in a meaningful connection with people.
He creates marketing and communication collateral for print and online applications, including logos, posters, annual reports, advertisements, websites, newsletters, plus social media graphics and messages.
Among the many clients who have benefited from his experience are The Terry Fox Foundation (as well as voluntary contributions to the Wilmot Terry Fox Run), Supportive Housing of Waterloo, Family & Children’s Services WR, Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region and 100 Women Who Care: Wilmot.
Nigel has a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design from the London College of Printing, one of the foremost art colleges in the U.K., followed by 35 years as an industry professional. Using a wide range of skills and his many years of expertise, he brings clarity to complex communication issues and that help to build lasting relationships.
He was born in London, England, and he's been based in Waterloo region since he immigrated in 2007, where he and his wife - Cheryl Gordijk - have played an active role in their community by investing thousands of hours of their time as volunteers.