Photo: Kathy Luu

Photo: Kathy Luu

About Me

Originally from Sydney/Eora Nation, currently based in Berlin. I’m an illustrator who loves to tell stories, working primarily in the mediums of pencil illustration and vector animation environments + storyboards.

Keep up with my current projects on Instagram (@ffdin).


If you’d like to discuss a commission, please drop me a line at hello [at] and let’s see how we can work together.


Selected clients

City of Canada Bay | Disney | Foxtel | Luna Park | Mambo | NSW Department of Education | Royal North Shore Hospital | Scentre Group | Sumo Salad | Telstra | Walker Books


Awards & highlights


Excerpts from reviews

Utterly gorgeous illustrations by Dinalie Dabarera
— Angela Crocombe, Readings
The publisher has found an inspired illustrator for this beautiful, unearthly tale.
— Kerryn Goldsworthy, Sydney Morning Herald
This is a melancholy story at times, an effect enhanced by Dabarera’s gorgeous but muted pencil illustrations.
— Stephen Romei, The Weekend Australian
The finely detailed coloured-pencil illustrations on each page enhance the mood of the story and... give this book a timeless feel.
— Margaret Hamilton, Books + Publishing
With its dreamy illustrations, the book explores how love and empathy have their own healing power.
— Thuy On, Sydney Morning Herald