Who

GYST is most definitely a ‘who are’ and not a ‘what is’. It’s a concept and a commitment, from two experienced computer geeks and a one-man design agency. Between us we provide a wide range of services to clients across three continents and turn problems into solutions.

GYST stands for ‘Get Your Stuff Together’ and started many years ago in England. System design turned into I.T. consultancy and business services, which paid the bills and funded Carl’s move to Canada in 2004. Building networks and software solutions evolved into document production and technical writing and from there to web site development and design, SEO, and optimization for mobile platforms. From there it was a short hop to graphic design, online marketing, print advertising, and photography, which remain Carl’s focus today.

Nikki also has a technical background and has worked in computer repair for over 20 years, including a stint as office manager for an internet provider where she diagnosed client computers over the phone, running email servers and taking care of repairs when needed. She is a marvel at data recovery and the personal touch. She rarely loses a patient so if your photos are at risk, she’s the one to call.

Photography: Corporate and large events are a specialty. We provide conference, destination wedding and multi-day shoots, bringing our print experience to provide post-event items like photo books and posters, keepsakes and wall art. Available for on-location shoots including executive head shots, family groups, portraits, and model shoots. Have gear, will travel.

Fine Art: Our Photo Gallery showcases local imagery from the Niagara region and beyond, which make popular canvas wraps and wall mounts for the home. You can also see some creative design work.

Compositing: Some of our most rewarding work is when we creatively combine our photography with other imagery to create unique designs for marketing or advertising. We usually shoot or source images ourselves but if you have your own we can work with those to create something special.

Retouching: Photographic editing, restoration, and portrait retouching of damaged photos.

Video: GYST video production services are used by global organizations across North America and Europe. We create corporate training video series, trade show ads, and teasers for household name brands.

Web: Consultation, design, build, hosting, and ongoing technical support. As much help as you need, with SEO built in, at no extra cost.

Print: Business cards, billboards, flyers, posters, coffee table books, wall art, vinyl banners, posters and advertising campaigns for national magazine publications. We even make T-shirts.

Wedding sampler book

Computer Repairs: Hardware replacement, upgrades and installations. With over 30 years of practical experience we can often reclaim critical data and videos without data loss. Click HERE for more info

We’re here to help. And we know how to do it. We will Get Your Stuff Together. So why not get in touch?