Well hello there!

Ummm… Is that a set-square in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

Hello and welcome to Yellowtrace!

I am so happy to see you here. My name is Dana – I am a self-diagnosed design tragic and an award-winning interior designer. I live in Sydney, Australia with Husband and our beautiful baby boy.

Yellowtrace blog started in January 2010 as an online celebration of my love for great design and clever people – a space where I would share my thoughts, insights and design sensibilities. Little did I know back then what an incredible adventure this was going to become. The blog has provided me with countless opportunities and allowed me the freedom to indulge in my own creativity.

After years of working as a senior designer at a leading architecture firm, I established my own boutique practice borne out of a desire to share my passion for design with like-minded clients and collaborators. I am drawn to inspiring, meaningful and enduring environments and experiences, frequently stepping off the beaten path to discover the unexpected for my clients.

My passion for design sees me actively involved in the local design community as a speaker at various events, contributing as a freelance design writer for magazines, acting as a sessional lecturer and a guest juror at design colleges and universities in Sydney, and sitting on advisory panels for various trade shows and design events.

Thank you for stopping by.

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Ella Leoncio


Ella is a design obsessed architect from Melbourne and author of the blog pages from my moleskine. She specializes in residential architecture and currently works in a senior design role with an equal focus on architecture and interiors.

Things that really float Ella’s boat include; designs that frame an experience, innovative material explorations, textures and light, clarity and simplicity. She is addicted to learning through making and doing. Her free time is spent sewing, knitting, knotting, folding, moulding, shaping, dyeing… Contemporary dance is another great life passion of hers. In fact, Ella is convinced that dance and architecture are two dialects of the same language.

Ella can be contacted on [email protected] You can also follow her on twitter and facebook.

Luke Moloney


Luke is an architect from Sydney who has travelled extensively throughout Australia, Western Europe and Southern Africa. He has a deep appreciation of Scandinavian architecture and design, and a love of architectural history in general. He believes that the best design is beautiful and accessible, uncomplicated, and a pleasure.

Luke buys far too many books, and in his spare time wonders if he has what it takes to be ‘Detail’ magazine’s first cover model.

Luke can be contacted on [email protected]


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.

Marko can be contacted on [email protected]. You can also check out his website and blog, or follow him on twitter.


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