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.
Andrea's design acumen was recognized early in her career with a scholarship from the GDC (Graphic Designers of Canada) and a prestigious internship to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. With that as a foundation she went on to gain experience in the non-profit environment at The Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District, and Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre.
Broadening her experience to the corporate world, Andrea became marketing and promotion co-ordinator specializing in event and sponsorship development at EIWM Holdings (Tim Hortons/Stone Cold Creamery). She joined december2nd in 2018.
Andrea's other passion... Quarter horses, which she helps breed on the family farm in Saskatchewan.