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 I really did not like the design of them and the generally felt old and outdated.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.
- Gerard, Govannon
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