Publication Design

As Graphic Designer, Riaan specialises in book design by typesetting academic and trade manuscripts for HSRC Press in SA, as well as self-publishing authors; mostly through Amazon KDP. Riaan also designs academic and trade book covers as required on a full-time basis for Boydell & Brewer in the UK, HSRC in SA, Penguin Random House in SA, Real African Publishers in SA, including self-publishing authors. 

His Writers Package includes book interior typesetting and formattingbook cover design, a reflowable ebook, author website with SEO and analytics, as well as social media marketing graphics.

Visual Identity Design

Riaan also offers personal brand design and new venture brand design which can include a brand competitor analysis, brand name, logo design, business card design, email signature design, letterhead design, invoice and quote template design as well as a portfolio or eCommerce website design. 

Marketing and Advertising Design

As a Graphic Designer in marketing and advertising design Riaan offers banner design, billboard design, poster design, presentation design, and social media graphics design. Riaan’s full-time client list in advertising design includes MOKA Graphics in Long Island, New York (ref).

Digital Design

As Digital Designer Riaan offers web design and UI look and feel design. Riaan’s web design categories include portfolio and eCommerce websites designed with Divi in WordPress. Riaan offers a three-tiered cost structure; basic, medium, and advanced, with SEO and analytics in the medium and advanced categories.

Graphic Art & Illustration

As Graphic Artist Riaan offers graphic art and illustration in all the design sections mentioned above as well as for the related creative disciplines of landscape, architectural and interior design in the form of visual renderings.  

Visual Art

As Visual Artist, Riaan completed and exhibited a body of work in 2019 at Trent Gallery in Pretoria, titled Visibility (2016–9) which thematically explores dominator culture as opposed to participatory culture; a concept initially popularised by Riane Eisler. The available work can be seen in the shop section of this website.  

See thumbnails of each of Riaan’s individual services below.

book cover design

Book Cover 

book interior typesetting amazon

book interior

social media banner design for writers

book advert

book cover design

logo design

book cover design


book cover design

graphic art

artistic web design pretoria johannesburg south africa

web design

social media banner design for writers

Commercial art


Conceptual art

business card design pretoria johannesburg

business card

What customers are saying:

It was extremely easy and a great pleasure to work with Riaan. As per his webpage details he submitted to me seven great first proposals for my book cover. All were stunning in their own right and it was difficult to make a choice.

Dr. Georges Hess