Freyja Dean studied BA Scientific and Natural History Illustration at Lancaster University before her MA in Art and Science at Central St Martins, London. She has also studied Forensic Facial Reconstruction at Cambridge University and History of Medicine through the Open University.
These studies have influenced her work in various artistic fields such as designing opera costumes, character design for computer games, album covers, artworks for medical museums and public art pieces.
Freyja most recently has been working for the Royal College of Surgeons creating synthetic body parts for surgical trainees to practice procedures on, as well as freelance design projects and exhibitions in the UK and Tokyo where she is currently living and working.
With every project, I start by asking myself, 'what do I want to exist in the world where this bit of space is, in front of me'. This question applies whether I'm doing an album cover, designing costumes or characters for an opera or game or when I'm working on projects of my own.