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Feel free to get in touch with me at june.steube@icloud.com

Silly Racoon
2018 Applied Arts
Illustration Award 

I'm a Canadian illustrator living on Pigeon Lake,* Ontario with my husband and our cat Snooli. 

 

I find inspiration in animals and nature and it's especially meaningful for me to share that profound connection through my art. I enjoy portraying animals with a mix of sass, humour, and tenderness and bringing their environments to life on the page. I use pencil, crayon, and watercolour, combined with digital techniques.

 

I've had the pleasure of illustrating for clients on various projects including books, covers, magazines, coins, posters, museum exhibits, and film.  If you have a project in mind, please feel free to contact me at june.steube@icloud.com

Awards & Honours include:         

2023 Eureka! Gold Award California Reading Nonfiction Children's Book for 'Dig, Dance, Dive', Owlkids Books

2022 Winner of the Endies Award for 'Dig, Dance. Dive', Owlkids Books, Endpapers 'Best Energy' category. 

2020 The Beaver - Competition winner for the Beaver coin in the 'O Canada Silver Dollar Series', The Royal Canadian Mint

2020 Interview with Illustrator June Steube on Rhys Keller's 'Words that Show the Way'

2020 Interview: June Steube on the Art and Science of Nature Illustration: L.E. Carmichael 'Life, the Universe and Everything

2019 Canada East SCBWI Illustration Portfolio People's Choice Award

2019 Honorable Mention Canada East SCBWI Rising Kite Diversity Scholarship

2019 2nd Place Brightness Magazine Annual Illustration Awards: Book Category

2019 Article:  June Steube, A Close Connection to Nature, Brightness Magazine Issue 14, 

2019 Honorable Mention Writing with the Stars Competition 

2018 Applied Arts Illustration Award

Merit Award, Directions Art Director's Club Toronto

Honorable Mentions, Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators 

Gold Orville Parks Award, Second Place and Honorable Mentions, Society of Medical Illustrators

Art in the Service of Science Exhibit, The Smithsonian, Washington DC

 

Clients include:

 

Owlkids Books

The Royal Canadian Mint

The Caterpillar Magazine

Key Porter Books

TriStar Motion Pictures

Oxford University Press

The Canadian Museum of Nature

Canada Post

Mercantile Bank

The Royal Ontario Museum

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Macleans Magazine

Chatelaine Magazine

Canadian Living

McClelland and Stewart Publishers

Perot Museum Dallas Texas

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans

The National Research Council of Canada

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Beaver Coin image © 2021 Royal Canadian Mint.

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* With respect, I acknowledge that we are situated on Mississauga lands and the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, including Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations known collectively as the Williams Treaty First Nations. I am grateful for the opportunity to work and live here and share in all its bountiful resources and I thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land - for thousands of years. 

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