Dean Gray was born in Roehampton and is currently based in south London. He studied graphic design, which means that conceptual thinking plays a huge part in his idea process. He takes a lot of inspiration from watching films, animations, browsing the Internet, collecting vinyl toys, kawaii culture, and science fiction. He takes a character driven approach to his work and is passionate about storytelling. Creating a character that someone can have an emotional connection with is what Dean finds most exciting.