A little Bit About Us.

Creativity is a wild mind and a
disciplined eye. ~ Dorothy Parker

Silvergate is a small but fiercely focused multidisciplinary design studio, based in the city of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Despite our locale we service clients across SA and indeed around the world. Created and run by Michael and Amanda Cramer, we’re a husband-and-wife design team that has been adjusting kerning and adding bleed since 2009. Our clients range from single-person startups to internationally recognised brands. The simple love of Design and a true desire to see our clients fully succeed in reaching and enthralling their audiences is what drives us.

Our clients include

Core Expertise


The marriage of usefulness and aesthetics. Design is more than just ‘decoration for its own sake’, that ever-important first impression, an unspoken interface between your brand and your audience.


There is no concept that we cannot render digitally. With WordPress as our choice of CMS, we design, build and manage beautifully articulate websites – fit for their purpose.

Our Services

Art Direction


Naming and Logo Design


Brand Identity

Package Design

Print and Publishing

Video and Photography

Digital Strategy

UX/UI Design

Website and APP Development

Dedicated Hosting


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