Magrikie was born and raised in South Africa. In 2000 she left her beloved homeland to pursue her creative calling and to attend Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. This led to ambitious career opportunities with award-winning Advertising Agencies and Studios where her work was nominated for the prestigious Key Art Awards. After many years as Art Director and Retoucher in the Advertising Industry, she started pouring her creative energy back into her passion of decorating surfaces. Today she works on an abundant array of illustration and design projects, creating art for any and all surfaces, including books, magazines, packaging, greeting cards, stationery, giftware, textiles, wall décor, tableware, ceramics, murals and more. She's had the honor of having her illustrations featured on the the first ever "Scratch-&-Sniff Stamps" for the United States Postal Service and her Food Packaging illustrations were awarded Silver at the 2023 Global Pentawards. When she's not making art, you can find her on the mountains and coastlines of California or South Africa. With a heart for creativity & community, Magrikie has also partnered with non-profit organizations, using art as a tool for recreation & restoration within at-risk communities. You can see some of those Community Projects on her Workshops page. Magrikie loves to create and she continues to have the good fortune of working with a wide variety of Clients, Licensees, Publishers, Studios & Agencies, some of which include:


MAC Cosmetics, Marks & Spencer, Hallmark, Galison l Mudpuppy, American Greetings, UK Greetings, International Greetings, Design Design / Convivial Brands, Gina B Designs, Biely & Shoaf, Werkshoppe, Calypso Cards, RSVP / Sellers Publishing, Publix, The Land of Nod / Crate & Barrel, Papyrus, Demdaco, Pictura, Paper Rose / The Art group, Creative Tops / Lifetime Brands, Popsugar, Ambiente Europe, Paper + Design / Duni Group, Godiva Chocolatier, Doordash, USPS, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Disney Playmates Toys, KAO Brands, Sterling Brands, DDB France, Rothfos & Gabler, Brother Design, SupperStudio etc.


Penguin Books, Rodale, Weldon Owen, Harper Collins / Ecco Books, Women's Health Magazine, National Geographic School Publishing etc.


Dreamworks, Disney, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, MGM, Picturehouse, Lionsgate, HBO, ABC Network, USA Network, A&E tv, NBC Network, Nickelodeon, Trailerpark / Art Machine, Cold Open, Percival & Associates, Ignition Creative, Bond Creative, DDB etc.