ABOUT KONRAD (AND HIS CAT)

 
 

 

Photograph of Konrad RodeWho are "we"?

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

Konrad's CV (PDF – 850K)
Spike's CV (PDF – 165K)

What exactly do we do?

Konrad offers the following graphic design services, with 17 years of experience behind him:

Konrad also draws cartoons, caricatures, illustrations and vector art. He also spends a lot of time shouting at his Mac and avoiding admin as much as possible.

Spike sleeps at Konrad's feet, keeping him company and keeping them safe from intruders.

Why choose us?

Ego vs $

Konrad has a pragmatic approach to design, serving his clients and product markets, whereas less experienced designers' work exists simply to serve their egos.

Copyright

Konrad's designs are the property of his 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.

About website development

Konrad's strengths lie in simple website design, easy navigation and fast loading times, but more importantly, websites that rank well on Google. What's the point of having a website if no-one can find it?

This means we create websites that pay for themselves in very little time. It's quite rare for designers to prioritise substance or content over looks, but Konrad knows it's more important to make a profit first.

As an example, the only marketing Konrad uses for his portfolio is this very website you're looking at.

Our clients

Most of our clients are small businesses, although we've had medium to large corporations as clients before.

We know what it means to start a new buisness, so we advise some clients on cheaper options if they do not yet have the ideal budget – even if it means we get less work from them - we've been there ourselves.

Click here for a list of our clients.

 
 
 

What our 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

Website design and contents by Konrad Rode © 1998–2017
Cape Town, Bellville & Durbanville, South Africa

 
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