The Design and the Bear journey unofficially began in the youthful months of spring 2016, after two soon-to-be-weds – engaged in their own pursuit of the perfect wedding invitations – came up short. With years of graphic design experience between them, they quickly realised that to make the perfect stationery, which compromised nothing on design and came in on budget, they should create it themselves. Happily, their guests loved the stationery and soon word-of-mouth led to their services being requested across the UK.
A personal revelation became a business reality and officially, we launched Design and the Bear in the late summer of 2016. The time since has been full of exciting events. We’ve worked with brides and grooms around the world, been nominated for an award, and created bespoke stationery for many beautiful weddings (including one on a boat in the Antarctic!).
Our principles are simple. We create with you in mind. Always. Your wedding stationery often forms the first and last chapters of your special day and they should be no less perfect. We’ll work with you every step of the way, so that your personalities, themes, and ideas are interwoven into the fabric of our designs.
Whatever you’ve got in mind, we’re just a quick email away.