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Des has been in the design and print industry for over 20 years, and has a passion for fonts, colours, “white space”, beautiful lines, gorgeous curves, fabulous photos; and clients that share her delight in dynamic designs that touch the soul.

She has a diploma in Web Design from Vega School of Brand Leadership, and is fascinated with widgets and plugins; themes that impress and websites that wow!

Des has also studied Social Media "Best Practice", and SEO Audits (Search Engine Optimisation) is the latest qualification to fascinate - both from the fabulous Red & Yellow School of Advertising, endorsed by the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Des has a "toolbox" of professionals in the industry with unique skills which she can call on at any time that complete the "we" in desdesigns.

With her extensive experience - 11 years as head of the design studio at a printing company; 8 years at a recognised advertising agency; over 7 years with desdesigns - you are in good hands.

"It may be functional, but if it's not beautiful, what's the point?"


DESDESIGNS was proudly involved with the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) Entrepreneurship Competition - as a trainer and as a graphic designer for those business who do not have branding. Read more here.