Marika Järv is an Australian designer, based in Avalon on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Graduating from UNSW with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), MJ was fortunate to then spend the next seven years refining her meticulous attention to detail at one of Australia’s most innovative and highly respected architectural firms, Peter Stutchbury Architecture.
After branching out on her own, MJ founded her independent design practice Marika Järv Creative— where she works on designing considered, understated and stylish homes, alongside a small collection of graphics.
Years ago, whilst dabbling in graphic design, MJ recreated a vintage destination scroll in homage to her beloved locale of Pittwater. The scroll was personalised with places that were near & dear to her heart, and became the spark for her endlessly copied series of nostalgic works ‘ALL STOPS TO’ (produced by her former side-project PrintDolls)—kick-starting the global trend for the now ubiquitous, customised destination scroll.
Marika's latest undertaking is An Adventure of the Heart, a fundraising initiative co-founded with friend Lisa Brown, to raise funds and awareness for the work of the remarkable Dr Catherine Hamlin in Ethiopia.