Djordje (DJ) Dikic is an Australian entrepreneur, the Director and co-founder of colour technology company, Palette, and the CEO and co-founder of direct-to-consumer paint brand, Tint.
Palette is a design collective creating tools and technology that dissolve the barriers between real and digital color. Co-founded by DJ, along with Rocky Liang and Paul Peng in 2013, Palette are on a mission to develop, manufacture and evolve a variety of hardware devices across sectors, services and experiences.
Having spent almost ten years building technology to capture, visualise and digitise colour with Palette, DJ seized the chance to disrupt the paint market through technology, launching Tint in March 2020.
With a selection of 73 curated colours, Tint provides premium, vegan, eco-friendly and low toxicity paints directly to your door. Taking the pain out of buying paint, Tint are on a mission to make home renovations simple, rewarding and fun while providing a more sustainable, environmentally conscious product in captivating hues.
Tint are the creators of a custom colour-technology innovation, Pico. A portable colour-matching device, Pico allows consumers, designers and tradespeople to accurately scan any colour and capture it digitally via their smart device. They have also created the Tint app, which features an augmented reality colour visualisation tool and helps designers, brands and retailers analyse trends in colours based on scanned data.
With a background in product design and engineering, DJ’s extensive experience in hardware development, business growth, startups and consumer-led innovation make him an appealing speaker at Australian startup, business and technology events. He is passionate about colour and its emotional impact, product engineering, direct-to-consumer brands and disruptive business models.