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.


︎︎︎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
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 → printmake

︎︎︎experience

2021 - now (fulltime)
Junior designer
at creative agency
Vijf890

2019 - now
Freelance designer
at PTRVRKD

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

2019-2020
Graphic designer HKU nachtcafe

2017 - 2018
Graphic designer
Ensuite utrecht


                 

︎︎︎exhibitions & teaching

2022
University of arts Utrecht
Happy accidents / Skillslab risograph  
8 weeks of teaching/lecturing

2022 
ArtEZ Arnhem

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

2021 
Selection of prints
galerie meisje in het wit

2021
Katoenclub #9
Collab with Katoen Fabriek Utrecht

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

2017
Ondertiteld Utrecht
book exhibition,
HKU graphic design 

︎︎︎find my work at:

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





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

︎
have a nice day!
@ptrvrkd







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