Wanna’ get to know me eh? That’s cool. Here’s everything you need for now. / About Me.

My name is Nick. I am a freelance web designer and branding specialist based out of Toronto, Canada. My purpose is to help you translate your ideas into reality using physical and digital mediums. I do that by providing services based on my talents, education and experience.

You can read my full bio here if you are looking for a more detailed version of “My Story”. In the meantime you can check out my profile information, education, skills, awards and any other pertinent stuff on this page – when you’re ready to start a project, shoot me a message!

Profile / Quick

Name: Nicholas Jon Goard
Born: November 23rd, 1979
Occupation:
Freelance Web Designer
Branding Specialist
Location: Toronto, Canada

I’ve been designing websites and helping small to medium sized businesses achieve brand presence physically and digitally since 1998. By offering the talent, education and skills I’ve accumulated over the years – as a service, I have been able to meet or exceed my clients expectations on time and on point using whatever medium necessary to get the job done.

What I do / Services

Web design and development, graphic design/branding, interactive design, audio production, SEO/promotion, copy/content production and business development consultation are just some of the services I offer to help your business get to that next level.

What I use / Tech

I try to use the most popular and widely supported design software, and online services available in the marketplace. This helps to ensure that my skills and talents are up to date!

Web Design + Development
Aptana, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator, GT Metrix + Pingdom (speed and bug testing), both MAC + Windows platforms, Chrome, Firefox, IE + Safari (device testing), WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery

Graphic Design/Branding
Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom (sometimes), InDesign (publishing), Corel Draw X5, Publisher, Word (templates/letterhead files), Fireworks

CPU/Live Testing/Devices
HP Z240 Workstation (graphics/web), HP Z420 (web), Dell T5200 (web), MAC Pro 2012 (graphics/audio), Samsung Note 4+, Samsung Galaxy 7, 8, Apple iPhone 5, 7, Acer Iconia 10″, Samsung Galaxy 10″

Skills / All

Web Design 99%
Graphic Design/Branding 96%
SEO/Copywriting + Content Creation 97%
Audio Production/Composition 93%
Interactive Design 90%

Education / All

  • Humber College Multimedia Design – June, 2006 (view)
  • O.A.C. Ontario Academic Courses – June 26th, 1999 (view)
  • O.S.S.D Secondary School Diploma – June 26th, 1998 (view)

Certification / All

  • HubSpot IC Marketing Certificate – April 30th, 2018 (view)
  • Google IQ Analytics Certificate – July 12th, 2016 (view)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Certificate – May 12th, 2015 (view)
  • Google AdWords Certificate – June 4th, 2016 (view)
  • HubSpot IC Marketing Certificate – September 5th, 2015 (view)
  • IAB CPC Programmatic Course – October 12th, 2014 (view)
  • CCNA/RA Cisco Certified Associate – October 4th, 2014 (view)
  • Google IQ Analytics Certificate – September 3rd, 2013 (view)
  • Adobe CS5 Certificate – July 18th, 2012 (view)
  • Google IQ Analytics Certificate – August 11th, 2010 (view)
  • Google AdWords Certificate – June 21st, 2009 (view)
  • Microsoft MCTS Certification – August 10th, 2007 (view)

Memberships / All

Nick J. Goard is a member of The Freelancers Union
Nick J. Goard is a member of Unifor Canadian Freelance Union
Nick J. Goard is a member of the CWA