Vancouver-based designer and art director Petra Kaksonen

Petra Kaksonen is a Vancouver-based Finnish designer with more than 20 years of graphic design and art direction experience in working with clients in North America, Europe and Japan.

 

Inspired by simplicity and functionality of Nordic design, Petra designs colourful, minimalist art prints, patterns and products for modern homes and spaces – from rugs and throws to pillows and bedding.

 

Petra grew up in Finland where she spent her childhood running around in polkadots and stripes – clothes made by her feisty, fashion-forward Karelian grandmother – igniting a deep passion for bold patterns and textiles. Surrounded by lakes and forests, Petra's summer cabin in Eastern Finland is her creative, happy place that brings endless source of inspiration and joy. 

 

Years spent traveling around the world – especially her time spent in Japan and Africa left a lasting impression on Petra.

If you are looking for a creative collaborator or are interested in partnerships or licensing, please contact Petra. Learn more about the trade program for industry professionals.

 

To request a 2022 pattern book for licensing, click here.

 

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PHOTO BY ADESSA HEIKKINEN