He has studied visual arts and filmmaking in Zurich and New York. He has made independent short films as well as documentaries for television. He has created trailers and commercial shorts and has been collaborating on numerous feature film projects as art director and editor. Since 2002 he runs a graphic design studio in Zurich specializing in motion graphics, special effects and all kinds of mixed media productions. Besides working commercially Peter Volkart has had various exhibitions in art galleries and art museums in Switzerland and abroad.