Petr van Blokland is since 1981 partner in Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens, for graphic design, typography, type design, corporate identities, interior design and environmental design. One of the specializations of the bureau is the fusion between design and programming.
Petr studied graphic design and typography at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague and Industrial Design at the Technical University in Delft, The Netherlands.
He has been an educator since 1984 until today at respectively the Academy for Applied Arts in Arnhem, at the bachelor course Graphic And Typographic Design and the Master TypeMedia of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague and at the bachelor and Master courses Graphic Design of AKV St. Joost in Breda.
Besides these regular courses, Petr and Claudia have been lecturing in numerous conferences and design courses in the world. The Design Game was especially conceived as a condensed form of lecturing to take a group of people into design thinking, all within the time span of several hours. The applied simulation techniques make designers be aware of their own process, so they can improve and adapt.
Petr is the designer of the typefaces Proforma and Productus, both published at fontbureau.com and webtype.com