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.
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.