Photograph of Konrad RodeWho are "we"?

We are Konrad Rode of Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa and my loyal cat, Spike, who plays an essential role in the design process, despite the lack of opposable thumbs.

What exactly do I do?

I offer the following graphic design services, with 26 years of experience behind me:

I also also draw cartoons, caricatures, illustrations and vector art. I spend a lot of time shouting at my Mac and avoiding admin as much as possible.

Spike sleeps at my feet, keeping me company and keeping us safe from intruders.

Why choose me?

Ego vs $

I have a pragmatic approach to design, serving my clients and product markets, whereas less experienced designers' work often exists simply to serve their egos.


My designs are the property of my clients, because, after all, they paid for it. Many design studios believe they still own the artwork, meaning that when they lose a client, they may refuse to hand over the original files, or at best hand over only low resolution files.

My clients

Most of my clients are small businesses, although I do work medium to large corporations from time to time.

I know what it means to start a new business, so I advise some clients on more  affordable options if they do not yet have the ideal budget – even if it means we get less work from them – I've been there myself.






What my clients say:


Lynette Smit
Marketing manager, Rode & Associates

"A creative genius..."


Pieter De Waal
Sole proprietor, Hermit on the Hill Wines

"A stickler for detail, Konrad appreciates the difference between good and great, and won't stop tweaking till the end-product meets his exacting standards.

His offbeat sense of humour, coupled with his ability to transform this into his designs, makes it a pleasure to brainstorm new concepts with him ... (He) ensures that users can easily access and navigate websites created by him.

Konrad has been a key member in developing my brand, and I always look to him for inspiration and creativity."


Tania de Maine-Oosthuizen:
Manager, Tharagay Addictions Services

"We love his work, from initial ideas to final designs! What he has done for us, was simple, yet elegant, and beautiful".


Zeki Hilmi
Sole proprietor, Chelsea Village Framers and Antique Shoppe

"Konrad creates exceptional websites and illustrations.

We were so thrilled by his work that we commissioned him to design our wedding invitation, which ... he designed for us exactly what we were looking for. All our guests commented, "what an amazing wedding invitation."

He then designed our shop logo, and once again, 'PERFECT'. I recommend Konrad to everybody and will use him in the future again."


Sanett Uys
Marketing manager, Colliers International (SA)

"The work Konrad did for us has been outstanding! His customer services are great and his creativity exception


More services: Cartoons | Caricatures | Illustrations | Technical Illustrations

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Cape Town, Bellville & Durbanville, South Africa

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