Dion Devow


In 2011 Dion Devow launched his clothing label Darkies Design and by doing so opened up a whole new future for this rising entrepreneur and his young family. 

An ICV volunteer worked with Dion on the business start-up  to help develop the first Darkies Design website, and Dion has been an ICV champion ever since.

Four years later and winner of the 2014 ACT NAIDOC Indigenous Business of the Year Award, Dion’s thriving business works collaboratively with artists and designers to produce a modern Aboriginal-themed clothing range and apparel and promotional materials and the business has developed to a point where other services are now being provided such as all types of print work along with brand and website development.

Dion has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Education and has supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s access to health, justice, and education for more than 20 years.  Dion uses this 20 years of experience to work as a consultant specialising in community engagement within these areas and has now consulting within the Business sector to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reach their dreams and aspirations with respect to business.

Born and raised in Darwin, Dion now calls Canberra home.  His family heritage and connections reach from Palm Island in Northern Queensland to Darnley Island in the Torres Strait.

“I am so honoured to represent ICV because I know from my own experience working with ICV that it’s a real partnership and all about long-term results and development that changes people’s lives”.

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