As a Graphic Designer, Riaan brings to the table a B.Tech. in Multimedia and seven years experience, working in Advertising, Higher Education, Landscape Architecture and lately in Publishing. Currently, he specialises in book design by typesetting and formatting manuscripts for HSRC Press in the RSA, as well as design academic and trade book covers for Boydell & Brewer in the UK, HSRC in the RSA, Penguin Random House in the RSA, Real African Publishers in the RSA, as well as Amazon KDP self-publishing authors. His Writers Package includes book cover design, interior formatting and typesetting, an ebook, author website as well as social media marketing material. Although book design is Riaan’s niche, he also offers brand design. As a Visual Artist, Riaan recently (2019) exhibited a body of work titled Visibility which throws light on dominator culture (as opposed to participatory culture) which is a concept popularised by Riane Eisler through her groundbreaking book: The Chalice and the Blade (1988).

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