One-person creative studio based in Utrecht. Founded by Petra Verkade. Her methods focus on the fields of illustration, graphic design and risograph print. Within every project she is looking for the challenge to make it her own. She incorporates the fascination for form and color through a playful, yet thoughtful twist that characterizes her work. Petra combines this fascination and her urge to create with her love for printmaking.

For freelance commissions and inquiries,
please reach out via email →

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

Studio Vormlust

Rob en Robin
We are out of office
Buro Vink

Selected Press
Uitagenda → meet the maker
People of print → interview
Ballpit magazine → interview
Utrecht print exchange → printmaker

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

Graphic Designer
at Vijf890 
creative agency

2021 - now

Freelance designer 
at studio PTRVRKD
2020 - now

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

2020 - 2021

Vivos Voco Magazine
(Editorial & graphic designer)

2019 - 2020

Design Commitee
(Graphic Designer)
2018 - 2019 

Graphic designer HKU nachtcafe

Graphic designer
Ensuite utrecht (queer party’s)

2017 - 2018


University of arts Utrecht
Happy accidents / Skillslab risograph / 7 weeks of teaching and lecturing

2023 april - july

University of arts Utrecht
Happy accidents / 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 risograph prints
Pop-up galerie meisje in het wit

Selection of risograph prints exhibit
ed at Bar Bolsjewiek, Rabarber, Sy Broei,
Rachminoff wonen, Kaffeetaria, Sexyland and Ekko
2019 - 2020

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

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