The Team

PURPLE PUPPY STUDIO was started up by Pieter De Villiers and Riaan Kirstein in March 2012, offering a Laser Cutting and Engraving service within central Cape Town.

The company works closely with other designers, interior decorators, architects and creative people exploring the world of creativity from its well established De Waterkant Studio.

The company offers in house graphic design, product development and manufacturing as well as custom made products and decor for all occasions.

Laser cutting and engraving serves a wide range of industries with an endless list of applications.

Pieter de Villiers is a qualified Graphic Designer and previous company owner with +/-25years of experience in graphic design, indoor & outdoor signage, and a self acclaimed artist. Pieter is competent on multiple laser-cutting and signage design machinery and has extensive knowledge in this field.

Riaan Kirstein has more than 20 years Marketing experience in the Tourism industry promoting Cape Town and the Western Cape as a sought-after holiday destination. Riaan has extensive knowledge of trade & consumer shows and represents the company at various expos and markets showcasing the variety of in house products on offer.

Francois Koenig recently joined the Purple Puppy Team as our operations manager.

He used to be a flight attendant for South African Airways 1981-1993 Domestic (1 year) and International (11 years) becoming a Senior crew member. Obtained a Private Pilots licence in 1985.

Before joining the Purple Studio he was Flight Operations Manager at Base4 Aviation and Fly Me Offshore Helicopters, managing fleets of up to 22 helicopters, servicing the Tourism, Offshore, Fire Fighting, EMS and construction industries on contract work.

Francois enjoys dialogue with people of all levels within society, speaks French, Creole, Afrikaans and basic German and above all makes a mean cup of coffee.