VDS Design Studio is the brainchild of Creative Director, Liesel van der Schyf. The company has been trading since 2002. VDS Design Studio has more than a decade of experience in photography, creating brochures, menus, billboards, marketing material, corporate identities and magazines for various top brands in South Africa.

Some of the clients that VDS Design Studio has had the pleasure of working with include The Thinker Magazine, TimesMedia, Prestige Magazine, Ray Magazine, Capital Life Magazine, MiningCSI, Quintessentially Africa and Oxford University Press. VDS Design Studio was the proud publisher of Inspirations Magazine (a Club magazine for Miladys).

VDS Design Studio features a portfolio of creative work that has been completed over the past 20 years, which can be downloaded here.


Don't be surprised if you find a photo of Liesel van der Schyf next to the entry for "Graphic Design and Publishing Professional" in the Oxford dictionary. Liesel's passion for perfection is inspiring and her deep understanding of the industry unmatched. I would recommend the services of VDS Design in general and Liesel in particular without hesitation.Bernard Hellberg, Managing Director, TCB Publishing

We have worked with Liesel for over three years. She is a powerful creative thinker whose work and contribution has enabled “The Thinker” to establish itself in a niche market. Liesel is extremely hard-working and has always produced her assignments on time. She has a wonderful personality and is easy to work with. Dr. Essop Pahad-Editor and Founder of The Thinker.

We have worked with Liesel on many an edition across a wide range of publications, and she is the island of calm in the ocean of deadline storms. Creative, thorough, client-centric and the bonus - she can spell. Fantastic person to have on your side and your team. – Charl du Plessis, Veteran Publisher & Editor