Designer: Creative Latitude web site
Nigel is a creative director and graphic designer based in
Brighton, East Sussex in England. He's also a one-man cross
section of the world with a heritage that contains Chinese,
Black, South American Amerindian, Dutch, Portuguese, White
and, according to his father, one sixteenth Jewish. So, I
guess he only orders one sixteenth of a reuben sandwich.
We Creative Latitudians owe him our namesake. The legend
says the name fell out of his brain one day and now it's all
this. He's also the guy who slaved over the design and production
of this site day and night without eating or drinking. That's
dedication! Well, maybe he did drink just a wee bit and then
there's that one sixteenth of a reuben sandwich. Thanks be
to Nigel! [Aw, shucks - NG]
He's acted as lead designer on many high profile Web
projects including Thomson Holidays' Portland Direct site,
Honda's All Terrain Vehicles site, LearndirectScotland.com
and RSC Online for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
After graduating in 1988 with a B.A. (Hons) in Graphic Design
from the London College of Printing, Nigel's early career
saw him developing his skills and experience at print design
consultancies before venturing onto the Web. He doesn't get
technicolor hands from markers and ink anymore.
In 1994, Nigel temporarily lost his mind and decided to leave
a permanent position (read, 'steady income') at a design consultancy
to start work as an independent designer. As fate would have
it, he lucked out and immediately began contributing to teams
working on big name client projects such as the British Airways
corporate identity by Interbrand Newell & Sorrell. Well, okay
- maybe it wasn't all luck. He is rather talented.
Nigel's work on the London & Quadrant's flagship magazine
'Homelife' won him the national award for 'Best Communication
with Tenants' at the National Communications in Housing Awards
in 1998. Rumor has it that he sleeps with the award. Designers
are like that.
Following a stint in the London office of Interactive Bureau
as senior Web designer - where he designed the Web site for
the government's Office of the e-Envoy - Nigel returned to
freelancing in 2001. He now works either directly for business
clients in his own office, or onsite with design consultancies.
Check out Nigel's site at www.nigelgordijk.co.uk.