Who 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.
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.
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.