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, CA. This led to ambitious career opportunities with Award Winning Advertising Agencies and Studios.

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. This led to an abundant array of independent illustration projects, creating art for any and all surfaces, including books, magazines, packaging, greeting cards, stationery, giftware, textiles, wall décor, drinkware, ceramics, murals and more.

With a heart for creativity and community, Magrikie felt the stir and answered the call to serve her community using art as a tool for recreation & restoration within at-risk communities. 

Magrikie has partnered with non-profit organizations in South Africa and in California to love and serve others through the process of artmaking & creativity.