Riaan is a Visual Artist and Graphic Designer, working as Independent Contractor on Freelance projects for publishers throughout South Africa including HSRC Press, Wits Press, UCT Press and independent presses.

He recently designed the cover for Leon de Kock’s non-fiction title: ‘Losing the Plot’, published by Wits Press, as well as a cover for the reprint of ‘Year of Fire, Year of Ash’; the seminal book on the 1976 Soweto uprisings.

As Visual Artist, Riaan works on a personal project and body of work titled Visibility, which deals with his perceived conflict between individuation and culture. The work includes sketches, lithographs and etches.