Our current work includes research, consulting, producing transmedia graphic design campaigns, and creating brand communication strategies.
clients (a partial list)
- Carnegie Observatories
- E! Entertainment Television
- Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
- Geffen Playhouse
- Giant Magellan Telescope
- Global-Dining, Inc.
- Hemming Morse Inc.
- International Medical Corps
- Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Lemonade Restaurant Group
- Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Red Car Wine Company
- Rockport Publishers
- Sebold & Company
- Screen Actors Guild
- Southern California Grantmakers
- Time Warner
- University of Southern California
- Warner Bros. Records
- Warner Elektra Atlantic
- Yo San University
selected awards and recognition
Petrula Vrontikis Named an AIGA Fellow
AIGA Los Angeles
PRINT Regional Design Annual
2013 Competition Judge
2012 Competition Judge
Featured in the books: Women of Design; Graphic Design in America 3; Inspirability: 40 Top Designers Speak Out About What Inspires; The Designer’s Book; and Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Series: Start Your Own Graphic Design Business
Vrontikis Design Office
2707 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
teaching at art center
Over twenty years ago, Petrula founded Vrontikis Design Office and began teaching a graphic design senior studio class at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. In 2007, she was awarded a full professorship.
Her professional practice gives her role as a teacher an important authenticity. She encourages students to find out not only who they are as designers, but who they are as people in a larger creative community.
Petrula’s courses provide opportunities for students to build their portfolio and to practice their process and craft. She also teaches Portfolio Development and Career Preparation, a required class for each graphic design undergraduate.It provides support for students in their future roles as a working professionals, as a freelancer, or within a studio setting. Her most recent offering for all design and art majors is a course on giving effective creative presentations and critiques.
articles for students and young designers
Exit Ethics for All Future Former Employees
HOW Spring 2015
Lessons That Can’t Be Learned Online
LinkedIn Pulse, Lynda Weinman, Cofounder, lynda.com (author)
Flaunt: Designing Effective, Compelling, and Memorable Portfolios of Creative Work,
Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit (Authors)
“When I’m not designing or teaching, swimming with sharks is my idea of a good time. It’s not unusual to find me 85 feet underwater, climbing a steep and rocky slope, or twisting my body like a pretzel in a yoga class.”– Petrula Vrontikis
Michael Vanderbyl of Vanderbyl Design says that the best way to make a living in design is to get into real estate. In the mid-nineties Petrula made a killing in virtual real estate by selling her domain name: vdo.com.
VDO was originally chosen as the lesser of two evils. Adding “Office” to Vrontikis Design spared the studio being referred by the abbreviation “VD.” (Didn’t Michael think of that?) A precision automotive parts manufacturer in Germany, by the name of VDO, paid $35,000 for exclusive use of it on the Internet. FYI — that’s $11,666.66 for that little “O.”
So you decide: was this really good Karma, or just a lucky hit in the digital lottery?