Georgia Rae Dean

Junior Graphic Designer

After graduating with a degree in Fine Art from the University of Lancaster in 2017, I discovered that Graphic Design offered an ideal outlet for my creative ambitions; combining all the things that make me tick—and I have loved every step of the journey so far. I started my role here at Fishtank in June 2021 as their Junior Graphic Designer and with each new project, I always aim to bring passion and joy to everything I do.

I love that every day in the tank is unpredictable and unique; the opportunity to design, fulfil a brief and ultimately be inspired. And with the studio situated in the heart of the beautiful countryside in Mirfield, Yorkshire—it’s hard not to be! 

Recent work I’ve thoroughly enjoyed includes a brand refresh and collateral rollout for our long-standing client Berry Global. Designing a versatile brand system that could accommodate various divisions within the company offered an exciting challenge. Similarly, getting an official introduction to the digital design world has ignited a drive to expand my knowledge across UI and UX design. It’s great to learn from the kind and genuinely passionate team around me and especially from experienced designers Damien and Joe. I can’t wait to see where the next year takes me at Fishtank.

My route into the design industry has allowed me to build up a range of experiences, skills and sources of inspiration that I can call on to inform my work. I love taking inspiration from other creative disciplines, for example, I love seeing how printers or embroiderers approach their practice and choose their palette or material. Watching their process can provide a different perspective which may illuminate something in mine.

I think inspiration can come from the most unlikely of places, it could be a colour palette you see when out for a walk or a conversation you overhear on a train. On the other hand, with the likes of Instagram and a treasure trove of digital platforms at our fingertips we can take inspiration from across the globe, which is quite incredible.

Life Outside Fishtank

I adore ceramics and have always been in awe of people who can throw on a potters wheel, so I recently decided to give it a go. A tricky skill to master but an undeniably satisfying moment when you see the final piece fired. I love taking time to step away from the screen and take creativity into my own hands, literally. I also enjoy getting out into nature when I can, and with breathtaking scenery and trails nearby it’s hard to resist.

Bucket List Best Bits

One of the top things on my bucket list is to visit the Galapagos Islands. I think it’s high on the list for any nature lover and the chance to see unique flora and fauna in a mostly untouched landscape would be incredible.

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