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For me by Dee 

February 03, 2015
For me by Dee

We are excited to introduce ‘For Me by Dee’ to the Tinitrader family.

If you are looking for unique, beautiful and stylish artwork for your kids room or for your house in general then look no further than ‘For Me by Dee’.


For Me By Dee is the creation and long time dream of Melbourne based illustrator and designer Daniella Lo Presti. Daniella, also known to many as Dee, completed a Bachelor in Communication & Design at RMIT University, which led to five years experience in the corporate advertising world. The clever Dee is 27 years old and is currently busy planning her wedding (we are sure the artwork for the invitations and stationary will be quite something!)

A turn of events (call it fate) led her to start her own business, which focuses on the creation of art the good old fashioned way – by hand! Dee combines her design experience and strong passion for illustration to create unique gift cards and art prints. Dee had been creating beautiful artwork for her family and friends and decided it was time to do this full time. Dee's artwork is clearly created with love and shows Dee ‘s enjoyment for what she does.

The artwork is primarily inspired by animals. When Dee is not in her studio at home in Yarraville creating, Dee spends time at the zoo photographing animals and finding the interesting and quirky expressions some of the animals provide. Dee loves simplicity in her work and presents the animals without fussy backgrounds. All of Dee’s creations are printed locally in Melbourne.

If you are looking for someone to paint your pet or favourite animal then Dee is the person for you. She is regularly commissioned to create portraits of much loved family pets. One beautiful niche she has started to carve out is painting children’s favourite toys. The toy then lives on in the painting. Absolutely gorgeous!

Dee credits living in Yarraville as a major source of inspiration. She assures us there is nothing better than a wander down to the Yarraville Village and stopping for a coffee in the Cobb Lane coffee shop. Dee enjoys following other artist’s work and currently loves Miranda Skoczek and Sandra Etorovic.

We hope you enjoy Dee’s work as much as we have.

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Photography by: Salona Chithiray - Jessica Totino - Arlene Sachon -

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