Meet the team of TAMGA designs

YANA BARANKIN Co-Founder & Creative Director

YANA BARANKIN

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Yana brought TAMGA Designs to life while working in the NGO sector in Dhaka, Bangladesh back in 2014. Having previously worked in fashion, she received her MA in International Development from Kent University in Brussels and was inspired to make a difference in the industry by merging both her passions to create the label. Forever inspired by art and travel, you are likely to find her on the road less traveled, with a camera in her hand, looking for the next white-sand beach.


Traditional textiles, Photography, Coconuts.

Burma, Bali, Nepal.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
– Dr. Seuss

ERIC DALES Co-Founder & Operations Director

ERIC DALES

Co-Founder & Operations Director

Eric believes in the power of big ideas! He is curious about pretty much everything and talks to just about everyone he meets. After finishing a Masters in International Development in the University of NSW, Australia, Eric spent 5 years working with the United Nations in New York and Bangladesh. A globetrotter and problem-solver at heart, Eric believes that socially and environmentally responsible enterprises are the way for a bright future.


Anything spicy, Surfing, Family.

Kashmir, Sumatra, Western Australia.

“The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer.”
– Paul Hawkin

ANNA VALERO Head Designer

ANNA VALERO

Head Designer

Anna hasn’t stopped moving since leaving her hometown of Barcelona in 2008, after completing her Masters in fashion design. She has worked for a wide range of clients, from high-end Italian labels to mainstream brands producing in China and Bangladesh. When she crossed paths with TAMGA, she knew she wanted to be part of something bigger. Captivated by cultures, textile patterns and traditional foods, Anna’s home is wherever the next adventure is.


Drawing cats, Cheese, Puppies.

Cadaqués, Florence, Nepal.

“To draw you must close your eyes and sing.”
- Pablo Picasso

SUSANA GARCIA Fashion Print Designer

SUSANA GARCIA

Fashion Print Designer

Susana hails from Spain and holds an MBA in Fine Arts from Barcelona. She got her start in the fashion industry completely by chance, and has worked with countless brands and continues to sell her personal pieces all around Europe. Susanna is constantly inspired by textiles from different cultures and is currently learning the art of loom weaving- a skill she hopes to master one day and sell her own pieces.


Her cat Tina, Chocolate, Travel.

Tokyo, Rome, Berlin

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
- Albert Einstein

HEATHER CHAMPION

HEATHER CHAMPION

Content Contributor

Heather carries her laptop from country to country, writing and editing as she goes. An insatiable word nerd, she loves to talk to new people and find out their stories - and then write about them (beware, you could be next). After working and living in Bangladesh, she knew she wanted to use her writing to make a difference for the women working in the fashion industry. Heather freelances at www.nextlinewriting.com.


Walking in the woods, Pandas, Knitting.

Istanbul, Barcelona, Bellingen.

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
- Groucho Marx