ABOUT KONRAD (AND HIS CAT)

 
 

 

Photograph of Konrad RodeSo, who are "we"?

We are Konrad Rode and his feline brother, Spike, who plays an important role in the design process, despite not having opposable thumbs.

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

What do we do?

Konrad draws cartoons, caricatures, illustrations and technical illustrations (vector art), usually starting by drawing them in pencil, outlining them in black ink, then scanning them and adding colour and other elements digitally. He also spends a lot of time shouting at his Mac and avoiding admin as much as possible. He has 17 years of experience behind him.

Konrad also offers graphic design services.

Spike sleeps as close as possible to Konrad's feet, keeping him company and securing the perimeter.

What makes us special?

Job, not ego

Konrad has a pragmatic approach to design, which serves his clients and their markets, instead of his ego. It's something designers tend to learn through experience.

Copyright

An important distinction is that Konrad's designs belong to his clients, because they paid for it. Many design studios somehow believe they own the artwork, meaning when they lose a client, they may refuse to hand over the original files, or hand over only low resolution files. we've seen this happen over and over again.

When the job is done, we send the original files to our clients.

Clients

Our clients are often individuals or small businesses, although we've had large corporations as clients.

Click here for our client list.

 
 
 

What clients say:

 
 
 

Lynette Smit
Marketing manager, Rode & Associates

"A creative genius..."

 

Pieter De Waal
Sole proprietor, Hermit on the Hill

"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.

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 purely beautiful".

 

Zeki Hilmi
Sole proprietor, Chelsea Village Framers and Antique Shoppe

"Konrad has this exceptional ability to develop illustrations.

We were so thrilled by the work he undertook for us that we employed Konrad to design our wedding invitation, which, through collaboration and Konrad's outstanding knowledge of graphic design, he designed for us exactly what we were looking for. All our guests commented and said, "what an amazing wedding invitation!"

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 service is great and his creativity exceptional. He is willing to think out of the box and come up with new ideas, which we love."

 
     

More services: Logo Design | Brochure Design | Web Design

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

 
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