As Graphic Designer Riaan works primarily with publishers in South Africa, UK, and USA, doing book cover design in a design approach which favours concept over style.

Apart from working on two book covers for Sunbury Press, he is also working on a website for Real African Publishers and photobooks for Black Mountain Mining.

As Visual Artist Riaan is completing a body of art titled: ‘Visibility’, which deals with his perceived conflict between individuation and culture. He is exhibiting in July 2019.