deanna-headshot-wood-bgDeanna V. Amirante is a seasoned and creative graphic designer, illustrator, and surface artist based in the Chicago, Illinois, suburb of Barrington. She received a degree in graphic design from The International Academy of Design and Technology and a BS in business management from National Louis University. She has a passion for color and pattern designβ€”and a weakness for everything and anything pretty.

Deanna is very visually stimulated and finds inspiration almost everywhere from the patterns she sees in nature, dreams, music, and spending time with her children. Her style has often been described as, and ranges from, nostalgic to whimsical, colorful to modern. All of which she applies to her Designs by dVa brand.

Her pattern designs and choice of color palettes work very well together and make for a wonderful fit across multiple product categories and lines. All of Deanna’s designs are available for licensing.