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«About Us : storied goods for home + life

About Us : storied goods for home + life

We founded June & December in 2014 with an adventurous spirit and the idea that the most memorable gifts have a meaningful story to tell. Named after the months our children were born, we believe we are storytellers at heart, and we strive to have our products do the talking. We aspire to have our goods remind you of a recent adventure, a memorable dinner, or a fond childhood memory and hope our stories connect with yours as we celebrate the many ways nature connects us.  - Katie + Nick Forte


About the Artist / Katie’s Designs

An astute student of nature and collector of clipped sprigs and forest finds, you can find Katie’s inspiration deep within her hand-drawn illustrations, graphic designs and original patterns. Her artwork celebrates and explores the natural wonder found all around us, like the fern: often walked on and overlooked, the fern adds green to the darkest forest shadows where the sunlight remains elusive.

»Meet Katie

Meet Katie

Katie’s childhood was filled with skinned knees, mosquito bites, plaid uniform skirts, penny loafers and an extremely large family of opposites. It is those stark contrasts in which she derives much of her inspiration. Her first endeavor as an entrepreneur was spending summers selling her Uncle’s sweet corn instead of lemonade. Prior to co-founding June & December, she worked as an art director creating TV & print ads for a large Detroit ad agency. Katie spends her free time collecting moments and small treasures from nature, experimenting with different mediums, snail hunting quests with her children and getting lost in a really good book. (virgo sun, pisces moon)

»Meet Nick

Meet Nick

Nick grew up a self-proclaimed fort building aficionado, enjoying hunting and fishing expeditions as soon as he was old enough to get into trouble. An adventurer at heart he’s always on a quest searching for the perfect unexpected gift for loved ones, scouring hidden antique spots and the World Wide Web. Attending Michigan State University, Nick met his best half and was forever saved from the “torment” of living among white walls where his only pillow was for sleeping. Prior to co-founding June & December, Nick worked as a general manager for his families catering and event company. In his free time he enjoys all things tech, cooking, Lego building, knee hockey, and toad chasing adventures with the kiddos. (aries sun, libra moon)

»The Team

The Team

Want to join our growing team? Email hello@junedecember.com for information on current hiring positions.