Editorial 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 Press in SA, Penguin Random House in SA, Real African Publishers in SA, including self-publishing authors in the Anglosphere. 

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

Brand Design

Riaan also offers personal 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.

Advertising Design

As a Graphic Designer in advertising 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.

Digital Design

As Digital Designer Riaan offers web 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 basic to advanced SEO.

Graphic Art & Illustration

As Graphic Artist Riaan offers graphic art and illustration in all the categories mentioned above as well as 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 conceptual framework initially popularised by Riane Eisler. The available work can be seen in the shop section of this website. Riaan’s visual art categories includes traditional art, conceptual art, surrealist art as well as commissioned interior & architectural art.


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