Meet The Artist – Petra Verkade

This time I would like to introduce you to Petra. I met Petra during my graphic design study 5 years ago. We were also in the same class as Chris. Just like it was with Chris we didn’t really know each other that well but recently we got in contact by Instagram. I really love Petra’s colorful and playful illustrations. That’s why I asked her to show some of her work on the mag!

Meet The Artist – Petra Verkade

As an illustrator and graphic designer based in the Netherlands, I am always looking for new ways to combine society and design. Nowadays everyone only has eyes for the little screen in their pocket, with my designs I want to amuse, but most import to appeal. With a colorful approach I create playful illustrations and meaningful design. I do not like realism at all, with spontaneous ideas and playful colors I let my imagination run free most of the time. My open-minded view and the combination of digital and analog leads to my love for handmade and visual work, such as silkscreen and risograph. Analog always finds a way in everything I make. Working as a designer in typography, graphic, illustration, autonomous work and poster design, I have a huge passion for what I do. I am surely not afraid to experiment a lot and try different things. In my creative process I thinks in solutions and out of the box. My biggest dream is to be an inspiration to other people as a designer. I can’t change the world, but I can encourage people to think about the impact the world has.

Do you want to see more of Petra’s work? Check out her Instagram @ptrvrkd and her website


Iris Anne de Smit

My work is inspired by all kinds of beautiful people with a focus on gender and identity.

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