One-person creative studio based in Utrecht. Founded by Petra Verkade. Her methods focus on the fields of illustration, graphic design and print. A strong visual language emerges in her work by converting simple concepts into colourful, unique worlds. 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 printing techniques such as risograph and silkscreen.

︎︎︎Complete CV


︎︎︎education

2017 - 2020 University of the Arts
Utrecht, Graphic Design, Bachelor
of Arts

2019 - Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Visual Communication department

2013 - 2017 Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, MBO 4 Graphic Design

︎︎︎internships

Studio Vormlust
sept - nov 2020
Rob en Robin
june - august 2020
We are out of office
feb - may 2020  
Buro Vink
march - may 2016  


︎︎︎press

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

︎︎︎experience

2021
Head of design/president
Almanac commitee
Unitas S.R. student association

2020 - now
Participated in several commissions:
Vivos Voco Magazine
(Editorial & graphic designer)
Deco (Graphic Designer)
Unitas S.R. student association

2019 - now
Freelance designer
at PTRVRKD

2019-2020
Graphic designer
HKU nachtcafe

2017 - 2018
Graphic designer
Ensuite utrecht



                 
︎︎︎exhibitions & collaborations

2021 
Selection of prints
galerie meisje in het wit
@ locals utrecht

2021
Katoenclub #9
Collab with Katoen Fabriek Utrecht

2019 - 2020
Selection of prints
at
Bar Bolsjewiek, Rabarber, Syr
Broei, Rachminoff wonen and Kaffeetaria

2019
A1 Risograph Prints
Ekko Utrecht

2019
Ruis Sexyland Amsterdam
A1 prints

2017
Ondertiteld Utrecht

book exhibition,
HKU graphic design 


︎︎︎find my work at:

WNKL, Texel
Familiefabriek, Culemborg
Kaffeetaria, Utrecht
Utrechtmade, Utrecht soon!





get in touch ♥☼
petraverkadee[at]gmail.com
+31 6 48 53 77 13

︎
have a nice day!
@ptrvrkd







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