My Style: Deklah Polansky, creative director at studio’farrell

The creative director and partner in Atlanta-based studio’farrell shares her personal style

Deklah Polansky
Polansky is wearing a Burberry coat, studio’farrell T-shirt, Zara pants, Tod’s loafers, and Warby Parker glasses. Jewelry includes a Laura Lombardi necklace with YSL ring as a pendant, a Jennifer Fisher gold ring, and a vintage orange ring.

Photograph by Ben Rollins

After an idyllic childhood in a tiny kibbutz community of 300 in Upper Galilee, Deklah Polansky made her way to MTV in Manhattan. Now, the creative director and partner in Atlanta-based studio’farrell calls Midtown home.

Chops for days I was the design director for licensing at MTV and started the retail store below the TRL studio. Reporting to vice presidents of design and business gave me a keen understanding of how to support consumers’ needs. In 2007, a lead design offer from Coca-Cola made Atlanta home.

Now or Never Founded by my husband, Tom Farrell, in 2017, studio’farrell is a graphic-design agency specializing in visual identities, packaging, and retail experiences. I joined the firm in January 2018 after turning down a corporate role that would have moved us back to NYC.

Design Philosophy I am rooted in timeless style and craft. But I always have my eye towards contemporary, modern culture and fashion. My designs very much reflect who I am.

Deklah PolanskyInspired by German artist Gerhard Richter, iconic graphic designer Jan Tschichold

My Look Classic yet modern

Favorite local hidden gem The hammam at the Loews Hotel spa

Favorite ATL shopping Bella Cucina and Ann Mashburn. I also love the way that Star Provisions curates their merchandise.

Celebrity style crush Céline Dion

This article appears in our April 2020 issue.