Petrula Vrontikis has been a leading voice in graphic design and design education communities for over 20 years. Her work has appeared in over 100 books and publications, and is part of the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. She is the author of the book inspiration=ideas: A Creativity Sourcebook for Graphic Designers and is an editorial contributor to design publications including the AIGA.org, CMYK, HOW and Graphis.
She lectures at conferences, universities, and to professional organizations worldwide about her work with Vrontikis Design Office, about graphic design education, and on the subjects of inspiration and professional practice. In 2003 she was selected by Graphic Design: USA as one of 100 People to Watch. Vrontikis Design Office was featured in Graphic Design America 3 and in the book Women of Design.
Since 1989 she has taught the senior graphic design studies course at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Her classes focus on preparing graduates for what will be expected of them creatively and professionally.
She was a national advisory board member of the AIGA from 1999 to 2001 and has served on numerous local, national, and international design juries. In 2007 Petrula received an AIGA Los Angeles Fellows Award honoring her as an essential voice raising the understanding of design within the industry and among the business and cultural communities of Los Angeles.