Founder / Senior Graphic Designer

Kreativkitchen is Maria’s baby. Driven by her love of beautiful things, Maria founded Kreativkitchen in early 2013. Aside from her love of design, Maria is really into birds, travel, and planting things in her garden.

Born and raised in Germany, Maria is Kiwi by choice. She studied graphic design and web design in Düsseldorf, Germany. After working as digital media designer, graphic pre-press worker and typographer in Germany, Maria moved to New Zealand and was employed as graphic designer for two years before setting up Kreativkitchen in Otatara, Southland.

One of Maria’s passions apart from graphic design is travelling – she loves discovering different cultures, picking up bits and pieces of the local languages and just enjoying the countryside. She loves baking, cooking and preserving, and is also into Maori flax weaving, book binding, photography, tramping and birds. Did I mention birds? She really digs birds.

Currently Maria is learning how to juggle. It seems Maria is interested in way too many things than she could ever master, but she loves trying them all.

Maria’s favourite quote is Mark Twain’s “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Oh, and Maria loves vegetables, especially chocolate.