Exciting News!  My first illustrated picture book, 'Dig, Dance, Dive' written by

Etta Kaner and published by OwlKids Books is on shelves and available. here

I'm an illustrator and writer living in Ottawa Canada. I enjoy portraying animals with a mix of sass, humour, and tenderness. Working on projects that explore themes of our connection to nature is especially meaningful. I've created illustrations for

books, covers, magazines, coins, posters, museum exhibits, and the film industry.


If you have a project in mind, please feel free to contact me at june.steube@icloud.com


Awards & Honours include:

2020 The Beaver - Competition winner for the Beaver coin in the 'O Canada Silver Dollar Six Coin 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

TriStar Motion Pictures

The Canadian Museum of Nature

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

Oxford University Press

Canada Post

Mercantile Bank

The Royal Ontario Museum

Key Porter Books

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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. All rights reserved

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Feel free to get in touch with me at

Welcome and thanks for dropping by!

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