I am Petra Hofmann, a Surface Pattern Designer from Germany and the head behind Perunoto. I'm specialized in creating bold, graphic prints and patterns with strong and bright colours for many different products and surfaces like home decor, textiles, packaging, stationary or children products. I put a lot of happiness, care and love in my designs to make your day shiny, happy and beautiful! I either sell or license the patterns, after which you may use them for your unique products.
After graduating from University where I studied graphic design I worked for a Design Studio for several years. I was part of the packaging unit where I designed product packaging for the organic food market. Then my husband and I moved to Japan. During our 4 years in Tokyo I've fallen in love with all the beautiful japanese patterns and products and was impressed of the attention to detail everywhere around me. I've also explored shodo writing (japanese calligraphy) and for almost 3 years I took private lessons. A wonderful, experienced japanese old lady was my teacher! All this in my mind influences my work today.
Back in Germany, during my first baby break, I took the e-courses The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design and I realized/recognized what I really want to do is design surface patterns! After a lot of self studying my homestudio Perunoto was born where I create pretty patterns for products like textiles, home decor, stationary or children's products. My pattern journey has all began in Japan, where my Japanese friend used to call me Perunoto - a mix between my and my husbands name translated in Japanese English.