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 childhood 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 Art, People, Nature, Creativity and her Creator, Magrikie felt the stir and answered the call to serve her community, using Art as a tool to inspire others. She has partnered with AlephSurf in South Africa and Lovewater in California, faciliating Theraputic Art Workshops & Community Mural Projects with At-Risk Youth. To support these awesome Foundations, visit AlephSurf.org & Lovewater.community

Magrikie is currently a Creative Contributer at LIV-village.com in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. LIV provides holistic, residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children. Visit LIV-village.com for more info.