About

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) 25 years old.
  • I live in Somerset West, South Africa – been living here since 2013. 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 am a procrastinator.
  • When it comes to music, I love jazz and almost anything from the 60’s.
  • My design philosophy: Context is everything.
  • I’m obsessed with Dr. Seuss.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 never get tired of the colour mustard.
  • I love a good sans serif.
  • Decaf espresso is the only way I drink my coffee. (I sometimes need the caffeine.)
  • I honestly believe that we can teach ourselves almost anything.

(Last updated: 23 March 2018)