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.

Open for collaborations and work get in touch.


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
sept - nov 2020

Rob en Robin
june - august 2020

We are out of office
feb - may 2020  

Buro Vink
march - may 2016  


Uitagenda → meet the maker (pag. 8)
People of print → interview
Ballpit magazine → interview
Utrecht print exchange → printmaker


2021 - now 
Junior designer
at creative agency

2019 - now
Freelance designer

2020 - 2021 
Unitas S.R. student association:

Head of design/president
Almanac commitee

Vivos Voco Magazine
(Editorial & graphic designer)

Deco (Graphic Designer)
Unitas S.R. student association

Graphic designer HKU nachtcafe

2017 - 2018
Graphic designer
Ensuite utrecht


︎︎︎exhibitions & teaching

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

ArtEZ Arnhem

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

Selection of prints
galerie meisje in het wit

Katoenclub #9
Collab with Katoen Fabriek Utrecht

2019 - 2020
Selection of exhibitions
Bar Bolsjewiek, Rabarber, Syr
Broei, Rachminoff wonen and Kaffeetaria
Sexyland and Ekko

Ondertiteld Utrecht
book exhibition,
HKU graphic design 

︎︎︎find my work at:

WNKL, Texel
Familiefabriek, Culemborg
De zware jongens markt, de Munt

get in touch
+31 6 48 53 77 13

have a nice day!
︎ → @ptrvrkd

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