About us

Gerard

Smeevil

Gerard

Smeevil

Hello all, let me introduce myself :)

I've been programming since ever i can remember. It all started out on a trusty Commodore 64 which introduced me to computers and programming. Once I started to learn programming I never stopped.

By the time I was 15 I was already doing a lot of work outside of school and building computer networks for the companies in my town. I started working at my 17th and became a Linux System Engineer. During this time I focused on Computer and Network Security.

In 2005 I started my my own company which is called Govannon where we focus on Custom Crafted Software which we develop for our customers. Last year I celebrated 10 years of existance and we are still going strong :D

My girlfriend's favorite hobby, and now work, is creating little Artist Bears, and one day I saw her post the creation for sale on several sites. I noticed that non of these sites are secure, and are not quite user friendly. I really did not like the design of them and the generally felt old and outdated. That was the moment I decided to make Bear Center, so there is a fresh, user friendly and mostly secure site for Artists and Buyers alike.

I hope you enjoy the site, and as usual if you have any suggestions, comments, or feedback, please do let me know either by using the forum or by sending an email to support@bear.center!

- Gerard, Govannon

Lisa

Liesnlot

Lisa

Liesnlot

Hi!

In 2013 I found that I really enjoyed making simple teddy bears. But as time went on I found that I wanted to make something more unique and artistic.

I started to research and learn more about creating patterns and using fabrics. I also had a lot of experience with needle-felting from a past hobby and was thinking on a way to combine this with my new found hobby.

I discovered that I could make faces, snouts and expression using this combination of techniques and focused on refining that. I started posting some of my creations on facebook and got a lot of positive reactions from people. They made me aware of a few sites where I should try and put my creations up for adoption.

This became an instant success for me and really drove me to go further and further. It became a big passion and as I keep a picture of all my creations I can see how my techniques evolve and become better. In early 2015 I started my own company called Lies & Lot Art Bears.

As you can can read above, once my boyfriend saw the sites I posted my bears on, he was quite concerned about the quality, user friendliness and safety of those sites. I motivated and challenged him to show how it could be done. That's how Bear Center came to be.

- Lisa, Lies & Lot Art Bears