Margaret Berg


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 Award. 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 has 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. In 2018 she had the honor of having her illustrations featured on the the first ever "Scratch-&-Sniff Stamps" for the United States Postal Service. With a heart for creativity & community, Magrikie has partnered with various non-profit organizations, using art as a tool for recreation & restoration within at-risk communities. She continues to have the good fortune of working with a wide variety of companies, publishers & advertising agencies, some of which include:


Hallmark, Godiva Chocolatier, Popsugar, Galison l Mudpuppy, USPS, Biely & Shoaf, Marks & Spencer, MAC Cosmetics, Publix, American Greetings, UK Greetings, International Greetings, Design Design, Gina B Designs, The Land of Nod, Madison Park Greetings, Papyrus, Demdaco, Pictura, Paper Rose / The Art group, Creative Tops / Lifetime Brands, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Rodale, Penguin Books, Weldon Owen, Harper Collins / Ecco Books, KAO Brands, Sterling Brands, Salt, Soap + Sons, DDB France, Brother Design, Creativore, Women's Health Magazine, National Geographic School Publishing, Disney Playmates Toys 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, The History Channel, Trailerpark / Art Machine, Ignition Creative, Bond Creative etc.