about

Hi, my name is Margriet. Towards the end of 2019, my South African husband, daughter and I packed our belongings into a container and moved from Utrecht in the Netherlands to Cape Town. During a time when everything was in motion, I paid a lot of attention to cargo.

Studio Cargo is all about getting the right message across; compact in its content of value to you. Transporting an idea or story requires a package that fits.

For more than the past 10 years, I have worked at different studios as a graphic designer. In the last five years, I taught media and design at the nicest schools in the Netherlands. I never stopped designing, continuing to work on different projects on the side. Studies at the University of Arts in Utrecht (HKU) have earned me two degrees: a BA (hons) in Graphic Design (2011); and a BA (hons) in Fine Art and Design in Education (2015). I have a passion for concepts and design in layout and typography, and enjoy making publications and corporate identities.

“…Somewhere there is a box with the right answer. It’s about finding this box and the key to open it. The only thing you have to do is to make it Alice blue. Or alizarin crimson. Or amber. Or amethyst. Or aqua. Or aquamarine. Or asparagus. Or azure…, or keep it as it is.”
Karel Martens