HEY, I’M MARIAAN… OWNER, DESIGNER, PHOTOGRAPHER & STYLIST BEHIND EVERYTHING HERE AT M.STUDIO.
This space, not only celebrates living a beautiful life, but it’s also the place for my work in design, products & stationery. I share & write about the beautiful places & spaces I’ve been fortunate enough to see all around the world, I tell some personal stories about life, running a business & married life with my husband, Werner ( who is a filmmaker & loves cooking. ) We’re also business partners over at picture me&u, together we travel the world & document beautiful couples on their wedding / elopement day.
South Africa is home ( most of the time ), but as I’ve grown a little older… home, for me, is really just a place where I can feel loved, be myself, do what I love & be with the people I care about. I find inspiration in every day life, the food we eat, the people we meet, the words we read or hear in a song & the colors in nature… especially flowers.
Over the last 16years, I’ve spent my career journey doing a lot of creative work… locally & internationally. I’ve worked with well known industry names on branding, product & packaging designs. I’ve been fortunate enough to have my work published in magazines, featured on blogs & I’ve even been on tv. I’ve styled events & stores, photographed some amazing stuff, worked on conceptualization & content creation. I’ve also owned & managed my own cute little retail shop. It’s really been a series of projects, events, places, people & experiences that has brought me HERE…
Today I have my own product range & online store. I design & source beautiful products that focus on lifestyle & stationery that empowers self care, organising & living purposefully. I launched M.studio’s Graphic Design weekend workshops in 2020 & I’m excited to see how my love for curating beautiful & inspiring M.studio events to bring women together will grow in the future. Each year, I work with a selected amount of clients from all around the world to bring together their design needs in branding. I also write… because life is full of ‘stuff’ & writing helps me make sense of it all.
I’m striving towards a more simple life. I’m selective by choosing to do work that only brings me joy. I’m striving towards not owning so much ‘stuff’ & learning to surrender to minimalism. I am a big ambassador of personal growth & living a more holistic & healthier life. The word ‘journey’ has a PROFOUND meaning in my life as a creative, today I know that we will never stop learning & things will never stop changing, so we might aswell flow with it!
Welcome to my M.studio community, I’m grateful to have you here! I hope that through the things I write & the products I create… it can help you in living your most beautiful life too…