Flame Design is making it’s mark through the pursuit of quality and expert pooled skills.
The new, sharply focused Flame Design is a multi-disciplinary guild of independent creative specialists, offering a cost-effective value chain that provides top-notch solutions in materialising the brightest horizons and audience reach for your business goals.
Our diverse client mix reflects the following sectors primarily: Communications & Media, Publishing, Health & Beauty, Packaging, Tourism & Hospitality, Environmental and Sustainable Agricultural Developments, Non Profit Organizations and Retail. We provide individualised attention and nurture close client relationships. We believe that each individual contributes towards the success of the final product. We strive to breathe these values through our work at all times.
Meet our team
DANIËL JANSEN VAN VUUREN (FOUNDER: FLAME DESIGN)
Daniël Jansen van Vuuren is an award-winning artist, photographer and designer. His longstanding creative career in visual and brand communication in the fields of radio, television, video, and print, spans over two decades. With degrees in Graphic Design (Honours) and Fine Arts, as well as professional diplomas in marketing and photography, Daniël’s approach is best summarised as an ethos that distils essence while maximising potential. He has honed his skills as a creative director, producer and brand communication strategist.
FANUS VAN STRATEN (PROJECT MANAGER)
SUE ANDERSON (RELATIONSHIP BUILDING)
Sue has a diverse background in Public Relations, communication and marketing. She brings boundless energy, passion, meticulous detail, negotiation, professional insight and proud reputation to the table. Through her association with a number of corporates, she has been appointed as manager for the Atlas Foundation in South Africa. Sue also represents a number of sporting legends and serves on the management team for 10’s sport series events.
GAVIN FORD (COPYWRITER / EDITOR)
His experience in the media and communications sector is in creating world-class advertising campaigns for blue-chip corporates as well as generating brand awareness for fledgling companies through traditional and online platforms. Fluent in English, French and Afrikaans. Gavin specialises in website content, NGO marketing collateral and reports, as well as the compilation of corporate identity manuals. He holds workshops on ancient symbolism.
TREVOR VERSVELD (FILM DIRECTOR & PRODUCER)
Trevor is a specialist in high-end digital post-production, he has been producing and directing quality video and film productions for nearly three decades. Trevor teams up with senior post production partner, Steven Versvelt. Trevor’s list of credits includes both international and local productions. “The scale and scope of a project does not impact on my enthusiasm and commitment” – Trevor
HANNAH WILLIAMS (WEB DEVELOPER / DESIGNER)
Hannah is an independent South African graphic and web designer based in Cape Town with a strong interest in open data and data visualisation. Her work is primarily focused on non-commercial print and web design for civil society, NGOs and communities. In 2015 she was selected to participate in the DW Akademie South2South Lab on digital innovation and freedom of expression in Bonn, Germany.
ALEXANDER MANIATIS (DIRECTOR/PRODUCER)
Alex studied BA drama at TUT, in Pretoria; he also did multiple courses in graphic design, Is a skilled videographer and video editor. He works as a local and international actor, casting director, writer, designer, director and film maker. Alex is also a original soudtrack composer & song writer. He has worked with the likes of local recording and performing sensation Karen Zoid.
NIELFA HANIFA (GRAPHIC DESIGNER)
Neilfa is a graphic designer from cape town.She has over 10 years experience in industries varying from publishing to advertising. Her first passion is typography in print media where She focusses on typesetting and layout design. Her experience icludes photo retouching, vector drawing and even delving into digital media for Mobile devices and coding with html & css. The world of visual communication continues to inspire and motivate her.
ALFRED KRUGER (WEB DEVELOPER)
Alfred started off as a web developer in 1996, moving into information architecture and content management in 2004. He worked on some of the largest internet portals in SA, and various African countries, including a successful online bank and large financial services portal. His current focus is on SEO and social media content production. He is fascinated by the interaction between man and machine.
THYS DE BEER (BRAND STRATEGIST)
Thys is a senior lecturer at Vega School. His field of experties lies within brand- and communication planning, design thinking, executive facilitation and personal brand building. He has worked across several industries. including automotive, fashion retail, jewellery, financial services, energy, internet service providers, media, and pharmaceutical.
DEIDRE WESSELS (GRAPHIC DESIGNER)
Deidre seeks to make a positive impact both locally and internationally. Her creative journey has given her the opportunity to design across many platforms for architectural, educational, corporate and creative studios. She is inspired by people and businesses who are passionate about what they do and have a genuine need to share it.
RONEL GELDENHUYS (PRODUCER / DIRECTOR)
Known for innovative projects and creative thinking, Ronèl Geldenhuys is a producer, director and voice artist fascinated by the canvas of our collective human spirit. Abounding collaborations include Artscape, Distell foundation, CitiVarsity, Media 24, Stockholm Film festival, and Stellenbosch Academy for Design and Photography. In 2018, she travelled in Africa for Flame, directing a 13-episode radio drama for distribution in five African countries.
PHILIP RADEMEYER (WRITER / DIRECTOR)
Philip works in theatre, film, television and radio. His work has received numerous local and international awards. He directed his first feature film, Skemerson, released in May 2019, and his plays Wild and Klippe Wat Val are to be published in 2020. He won the best Woordfees debut production in 2018. He has been nominated for and awarded several Fiësta awards as well as a Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award at the Grahamstown National Arts festival.
RICHARD WORIES (ENTREPRENEUR / MAKER)
Business owner, entrepreneur and artist, Richard has a keen eye for spatcial solutions including lighting and custom designed objects. Richard owns and manages a manufacturing company that specialises in moulding, construction, and lighting. He has collaborated with Flame Design on producing and installing a four metre tall public sculpture.
HENK SERFONTEIN (ARTIST / WRITER)
Henk is a multi award winning visual artist. He has produced a short film and writes a column for Vrye Weekblad. His creative career spans over 30 years and includes mentorship and a tertiary teaching. His pursuit of authentic creative outcomes includes creative workshops for children suffering from autism.