Meet the D&AD Impact Council

The D&AD Impact Council is made up of senior figures from across the creative, social entrepreneur, Venture Capital and NGO space and exists to support and represent D&AD Impact’s mission to drive creativity that powers change.

Deklah Polansky

Partner & Creative Director studio’farrell

Ms. Polansky is a passionate evangelist for excellence in design and love of detail at every consumer touchpoint.

She is a designer grounded in craft, fashion, retail, and cultural trends, all informed by mass and high-end consumer demographics, connecting design to business.

After graduating from the School of Visual Arts NYC, Deklah began her career as a graphic designer at The Arnell-Group, developing print and out-door advertising for Fila Sport. She followed this with 9 years as Design Director at MTV where she built a team for licensing and launched a successful brand extension that was rapidly adopted by teens and young adults from New York to New Delhi.

After a period at Wolff-Olins she joined Coca-Cola Global in early 2007 with a mandate to elevate the design quality of their licensed merchandise and retail experiences. She spent a decade creating new relevancy for one of the world's most iconic brands by linking compelling and innovative design solutions to the growth and profitability of CC Retail Licensing.

From Colette to Disney, Deklah designs holistic environments and products that capture a brand's personality in a way that emotionally connects to both loyalists and younger newcomers.