My name is Petra Kaksonen and I am a Vancouver-based graphic designer and art director. I work together with producers of high-quality, long-lasting products designing custom art prints, textiles and product collections for modern homes and spaces.
I believe our home should be a happy place where we can cherish our favourite people, treasures and memories; love the things we have, add the new, bright red pillow on the well-loved sofa, hang the bold art piece on the wall and wake up to our favourite yellow coffee mug in the morning.
Growing up in Finland, I spent my childhood putzing around in polkadots and stripes igniting a deep passion for bold patterns and textiles. My teen years were spent traveling around the world and especially my time in Japan and Africa left a lasting impression on me.
I call my design philosophy Nordic wabi-sabi: I am drawn to colour, minimalism and simplicity – always fascinated by the white space between; I believe everything in life is perfectly imperfect.
I enjoy working with inspiring people and teams and creating beautiful and functional products together with global partners. If you are looking for a creative collaborator or are interested in partnerships, please come say hello.