Our Story

Jake Pasternak and Dean Whitbeck are the creative brain-parents and long-time friends behind Jake + Dean. Despite coming from two different worlds (Jake from finance and marketing and Dean from education and photography), the two have always had a knack for ‘seeing’ bold ideas and connecting those ideas in order to help others.

Jake knew that trading card collections were keepsakes that people held on to. Dean understood the design impact and value of the cards. Their powers combined, Jake and Dean have set out to make the joy of nostalgia a tangible and shared experience. From the very start their mission was clear: make a lasting impact for our community by creating products that celebrate the relationship between the past, present, and future. 

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