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I’m Mariaan… designer, photographer & owner of M.studio.

I see myself as a lifestyle designer and my work inspires beautifully designed stationery & products for you to create an organised & pretty daily life too! Nothing makes me happier than wrapping a gift beautifully with a handwritten card. I believe in practicing daily gratitude & kindness in abundance. When not at my studio warehouse with the        m.studio team, you can usually find me dreaming about how deep down, I really wish I lived in a little beach house by the coast! I’m a maker, all for early rising, messy hair & honey+nut flavoured lattes.


What started out as designing wedding stationery has bloomed into something so much bigger! We have inspired    others to start their own business’ & be their own bosses, to create, to make & to dream. To live a life filled with whimsy, a life that you love & a life that’s absolutely beautiful!

M.studio has a dedicated & amazing team that help make all the magic happen. Our design studio is based in South Africa, but we work with clients from all over the globe. Apart from sending our products around the world for orders from the online store we also have a little m.studio paper & gift retail shop that opened its doors in 2015 in my hometown, Pretoria… it’s a space filled with our stationery, gifts & paper pretties! When you visit our shop I want you to feel inspired, happy & excited… so if you ever do find yourself in this side of the world, please do pop in!

We also specialize in brand design & development… from logo creation to all other custom designed elements needed for your brand such as packaging, styling & content creation.

We adore & love designing beautiful wedding stationery & details for couples… we think that getting married is one of the biggest joys of life!


I bombard all of my emails with stars & smiley faces. Especially the corporate ones.

I co-own picture me&u ( international wedding & lifestyle photography ) with my ‘soon-to-be’ hubby, Werner.

I spend more money on paper products & gifts for others than food. But like, seriously!

My design career came as a little miracle on my life’s path – I always planned on opening a dance studio…
but what I’m doing now is wayyy better!


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