René began his design career in the
UK before moving to Chicago where he worked for many of the top advertising, sales promotion and marketing agencies. In the 90s he moved to Montana where he started his own design company quickly establishing
it as the "go to" agency for innovative problem solving. In 1996 he moved to Canada working in Calgary and Medicine Hat, before founding december2nd in 2001.
The designers at december2nd are passionate about what they do, both
in the studio and in their personal lives. René's personal passion is restoring vintage Italian motorcycles. He is a published author on the subject, and his restorations have been featured in magazines and blogs around the world.
Susan is a nationally recognized illustrator and artist. Her work has appeared in a variety of media and publications both in Canada and the United States. She has undertaken assignments for clients as diverse as Defense Research Development Canada, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Police Point Park and the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge in Montana.
Susan is also a musician, performing, composing and teaching in the community. She has both written music and performed on soundtracks and radio in Canada and the United States.
Other passions?... racing. In 2009 she attempted to set a motorcycle land speed record at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Morgan studied design in Ontario before moving to Victoria BC where she specialized in design and copywriting
for web and social media. In 2007 she returned to Toronto and acquired a TESL certificate in order to pursue another dream... teaching in Mexico... returning in 2009 to join the SNAP Newspaper Group in Newmarket ON.
In 2010 she moved to Medicine Hat and began free-lancing for december2nd, writing, designing, and web developing, while also working in-house for a retail product development firm. There she was in charge of design and production of their annual catalogue and international life style magazine. In 2016 she joined december2nd full time.
Diving with sharks off Fiji gives a clue to one of her other great passions.