One-person creative studio based in Utrecht. Founded by Petra Verkade. Her methods focus on illustration, graphic design and risograph print. Working with festivals, art events, record labels, DJ’s, music venues and more cultural/art clients. She incorporates the fascination for form and color through a playful, yet thoughtful twist that characterizes her designs. Petra combines this fascination and her urge to create and experiment with her love for printmaking.

For freelance commissions and inquiries →petraverkadee@gmail.com.
Risograph print workshops available upon request.



Education
2017- 2020 University of the Arts
Utrecht, Graphic Design, Bachelor
of Arts (alumni)
2019 - Weißensee Kunsthochschule
Berlin, Visual Communication
2013 - 2017 Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam,
MBO 4 Graphic Design

Internships
Studio Vormlust

Rob en Robin
We are out of office

Selected Press
→ Uitagenda (pag. 8)
→ People of print
→ Utrecht print exchange


Find my work at
Familiefabriek, Culemborg
Capslock Gallery, Arnhem
Katoenfabriek, Utrecht

Experience
Graphic Designer
at Vijf890 creative agency
2021 - now

Freelance designer
at studio PTRVRKD
2020 - now

Unitas S.R. student association:
Head of design
Almanac commitee

2020 - 2021

Vivos Voco Magazine
(Editorial & graphic designer)

2019 - 2020
Graphic designer
at HKU nachtcafe
2019-2020

Graphic designer
at Ensuite utrecht (queer party)

2017 - 2018

Teaching/workshops
University of arts Utrecht
Skillslab risograph / 7 weeks of teaching and lecturing

2023 april - july

University of arts Utrecht
Skillslab riso
graph / 8 weeks of teaching and lecturing
2022 april - june

ArtEZ Arnhem
Happy accidents / 2-day riso workshop @ Graphic design department (year 2-3)

Januari 2022


Selection of exhibitions
2023   Nomono
2021    Pop-up galerie, Locals Utrecht
2021    Bar Bolsjewiek
2021    Rachminoff

2019    Sexyland Amsterdam
2019    BROEI

2018    Rabarber
2018    Ekko




Selected clients
Gemeente Utrecht

Ekko
Makers van Merwede
DJ Maddix
De Bierkantine
Van de Streek bier
The Barley Room
De Nijverheid

Hogeschool voor de kunsten
Vers Magazine
Youngcapital
Tivoli Vredenburg
Hogeschool Utrecht
Bird on the wire
Stichting Pann
Art Utrecht
PUHA



get in touch ☼
+31 6 48 53 77 13
have a nice day!
︎ → @ptrvrkd





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