Dana Tomic Hughes

“Well hello there!” Ummm… Is that a roll of yellowtrace in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
Hello and welcome to Yellowtrace – Design Inspiration & Resource for Creative & Curious Minds.

My name is Dana Tomić Hughes – I’m a self-diagnosed design tragic and an award-winning interior designer born in a sleepy little town of Bosanski Brod in former Yugoslavia, now living in Sydney, Australia.

Yellowtrace is an influential and award-winning online design publication. Started in 2010 as Dana’s passion project, Yellowtrace quickly gained powerful momentum and gathered a loyal following amongst the local design community and those passionate about design in all it’s forms. The site is updated daily, Monday to Friday, with carefully curated, cutting-edge, and highly researched content in the areas of Interior Design, Architecture, Art, Photography, Lifestyle & Design Culture.

Yellowtrace has been featured in numerous local and international online and print publications including Elle Decor Italia, Danish RUM, Marie Claire, Belle, InsideOut, Real Living, House & Garden to name a few.

Dana’s passion for design sees her regularly travelling the world to attend premier design events in relentless pursuit of the best of the best, enabling her to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. She is actively involved in the local design community as a speaker at various design and industry events, contributing as a freelance design writer for various publications, acting as a sessional lecturer and a guest juror at design colleges and universities in Sydney, sitting on advisory panels for various trade shows and design events, and acting as a judge for prestigious design awards throughout Australia.

Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace – design practice specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio works with clients in Commercial, Residential and Hospitality sectors, taking a highly conceptual, inspired and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places and experiences.

Thank you for stopping by and hanging out with us!


Team Yellowtrace

Nick Hughes

Nick is co-founder of Yellowtrace and The Chief of Studio Yellowtrace. With a career that has bridged Architecture, Interiors and Project Management, Nick now finds himself on the frontline, working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the Yellowtrace pack together and moving forward.

With some tidy photography skills and a keen eye for composition, Nick uses his skills for good – providing readers with a visual feast on Yellowtrace and the MILANTRACE Edizione digital magazine. Frequently gracing the pages of Yellowtrace, his photography work has also been published in Belle, House & Garden, and Artichoke magazines to name a few.

See some of Nick’s photography work for MILANTRACE Edizione 2014 / 2015 / 2016Hong Kong, Copenhagen, London and Bali Travel Stories; Grundtvig’s ChurchGumtree Garden Pop-up Bar amongst many others.


Marko Tomic

Marko lives and breathes technology and we are super lucky to have him as our occasional code buster, web developer and technology advisor. He has 10 years experience developing and architecting world-class web solutions, and a diverse set of skills that range from extreme programming to systems architecture. Marko holds a Computer Systems Engineering degree with a sub-major in Information Systems from UTS.

When he is not breathing technology, Marko likes to inhale compressed air out of scuba tanks as an Open Water Scuba Instructor.