Hello! I am Petra Kaksonen, a Vancouver-based graphic designer and art director with more than 20 years of experience. I work together with producers of high-quality, long-lasting products, designing custom collage art prints, home textiles and product collections for modern homes and spaces.
I call my design philosophy Nordic Wabi-Sabi: in design as in life, I am drawn to minimalism and simplicity fused with a dose of colour, happiness and boldness. Forever fascinated by the white space between, I believe everything in life is imperfectly perfect.
Growing up close to the Russian border 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 studying textiles has left a lasting impression on me.
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.