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Aug 03, 2011

About Me

Nicolene van Staden started her own business in 2009 and has grown from strength to strength each year. She creates Digital Art by means of photo manipulation and painting, and loves designing book covers and artwork. Her work has been featured in 'Photoshop Magazine' and she has been awarded 'Digital Artist of the Week' on Model Mayhem several times. Her own limited edition artbook will be released in 2013 and will include some of her most engaging creations. She hopes people enjoy her art as much as she enjoys creating it. Click on her web site link to find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Commissioned Work:
Nicolene Lorette Design reserves the right to review and decline any commissions that do not reflect her style, morals or ethics. All projects will be considered but only inspirational work will be commissioned. This is not a judgement on other people's work, but a reflection of her strong professional and personal choices and beliefs

My Illustrations:
I always work with different images e.g.stock images and some paint.
I never do illustrations with only paint as I don't draw.

I do:

Book cover designs
Full photo manipulation
Photo editing and retouch
Catalogue design
Photo album designs
Layout and Web design

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Author Aria Williams

I want to commend Nicolene on the wonderful work she has done when I asked her to make me a cover for one of my upcoming projects. From the moment I contact Nicolene she was kind and courteous and jump over hoops for me. I was asked for approval before she made changes and proceeded to the next step of the process. The finish product was absolutely wonderful and I am truly in love with the work she has done. Every few days I visit her site to look at other projects, her artistic talent is remarkable. Thank you Nicolene.
1May 2013
You just have to look on Nicky's website to sample the quality of her work. I requested a banner to capture the essence of my book series, and the results were rather shiny. It sits proudly as the head of my blog page.
I fully intend to use NLD for future work when I get the chance!
Russell Smith - Manchester

8 Apr 2013
Nicolene Lorrette Design did a banner for my Facebook Page and Website. She was friendly, efficient, and listened to what I wanted. The first version wasn't quite what I was looking for but the second was perfect and I had no issues with asking for further changes. Top quality work and a top quality design service.

SJ Thomas - Chard
19 Mar 2013

Nicky the other day. Really lovely person, creative ideas, gave excellent direction at the photo shoot for a book cover. Her work is stunning and look forward to working with her again.


Paul Richards model:
I had Nicolene van Staden work on one of my photos and "Wow", I was more than impressed with the final product. She was quick on her turn around time, communicated very easily and was a pleasure to work with. She came up with an amazing idea and was very open to my suggestions as well. She took what was a plain picture of mine and turned it into a stunning piece of art. I HIGHLY recommend.

A very professional and friendly service.
by: Ninfa Hayes

When I first contacted Nicolene Lorette Design regarding a possible commission for my book cover I had no idea what to expect as this was the first time I'd ever considered photo manipulation.

What I found was an amazing service.

Nicolene Lorette Design offered me professionality, a friendly and open approach to all my ideas and ultimately, the perfect cover for my book. Nicolene is a talented and dedicated artist and her work reflects her passion. I was over the moon with the final product and she was also flexible to my Budget needs, as well as open for discussion whenever I wanted to try something different.

I highly recommend Nicolene Lorette Design's services and will be using her work and fantastic insight again.

Whether you are looking for a book cover or for a gorgeous print to display proudly in your home, Nicolene Lorette Design is the place for you :)

Ninfa Hayes
Author of "Bites"


Digital Artist of the week on Model Mayhem - 23 July 2012
Advanced Photoshop magazine Issue 96 page 016 - 17 May 2012
Published in Photoshop Creative Issue 86 - 5 April 2012
Cover Design for Author Ninfa Hayes (BITES) - Released 26 March 2012
Digital Artist of the week on Model Mayhem - 5 March 2012
Digital Artist of the week on Model Mayhem - 19th December 2011