Hello. My name is Petro and I am a self-taught graphic designer and overall design enthusiast with a penchant for beautiful typography. I believe that apart from love and perhaps chocolate, the world needs better design.
I like writing long paragraphs – just not about myself, which is why I made the following list:
- I am (currently)
2526 years old.
- I live in Somerset West, South Africa but I’m originally from Port Elizabeth.
- I sometimes write poetry in my free time.
- Even though I’ve always loved design, I never thought of it as a career choice until a couple of years ago. Don’t ask me why.
- I’n not great at small talk.
- I am an excellent procrastinator.
- When it comes to music, I listen mostly to jazz and almost anything from the 60’s (or earlier).
- My design philosophy: Context is everything.
- I’m obsessed with Dr. Seuss books and have started collecting them.
- I’m a lover of vintage things and have an 80 year old Remington typewriter.
- I don’t know what I would have done with my life if it wasn’t for the internet.
- Speaking of the internet, my favourite social media platforms are Instagram and Pinterest.
- Shops with bad branding have the ability to ruin my day.
- On the other hand, pretty packaging can make my day.
- I believe that the best way to eat Nutella is on a spoon.
- There’s a 99% chance you will pronounce my name wrong.
- I could spend hours listening to people doing celebrity impressions.
- Some might consider me a food snob. It’s probably true.
- I love Star Trek.
- I started this blog because I realised that I really enjoy writing about the topic of design – graphic design in particular.
- I would love to publish a book some day.
- I am passionate about education.
- I never get tired of the colour mustard.
- I love a good, bold, sans-serif.
- I honestly believe that we can teach ourselves just about anything.
(Last updated: 14 June 2018)