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About Big Bear Creative

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Founders Story

Big Bear Creative is owned by husband and wife team Emma and Dave Sheppard. They’re both creatives who’ve spent years working in and running creative teams to produce work for some of the biggest brands in the UK.

Big Bear Creative has family at its core. The hard work that Emma and Dave put into running Big Bear Creative allows them to provide for their family and spend as much time as possible with their son, Noah.

As an extension of that family ethos, everyone who works with Big Bear Creative becomes a part of one big family.

It’s Emma’s and Dave’s love for others and for what they do that leads their clients to choose the Big Bear team time after time.

“We aim to really deliver for our customers on each project we work on. Care, love and attention are at the heart of each and every project.”

– Dave, BIG BEAR CREATIVE

Emma Sheppard

Emma founded Big Bear Creative after years working as an in-house designer and in design agencies. She left her job at an award-winning design agency in pursuit of a better work-life balance which would enable her to spend more time with her son, Noah.

To begin with, Emma’s plan was to get enough work to fill the 15 hours childcare she had each week. Emma hit the ground running and it was soon apparent that more childcare was required.

After the first year, the Big Bear team expanded to include husband Dave as co-director and the creative couple hasn’t looked back since.

Emma produces brilliant design work, specialising in branding and logo work along with graphic design. Brands she’s worked on in the past include the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Co-op, Toni & Guy and Hilton, to mention just a few.

Even though things have worked out differently to how she’d planned, Emma still spends as much time with Noah as possible.

Loves: Family is most important, followed by a good cuppa and all things creative.

dave Sheppard

Dave has worked as a senior digital designer for nearly 20 years. Specialising in website design and user experience, he’s worked for leading companies in Europe and some of the biggest household brands in the UK. Through working with leading marketers across various industries, Dave’s picked up a wealth of marketing experience that he now applies to his work for Big Bear Creative. Dave has also led SEO, Digital Marketing and Business Development teams in a range of companies, from startups through to blue-collar giants.

Along the way, he’s found the time to train over 1,200 students in digital marketing techniques, including SEO.

Loves: Family, helping people in business, loud guitars. Has an insatiable appetite for improving his knowledge and learning everything there is to know about digital marketing.

What our clients say . . .

I would recommend anyone to pick up the phone to talk to you both, you are passionate about what you do and are interested in what we do too. For those who are not confident with marketing and websites it is not as daunting as you think. Big Bear does not disappoint! Pamela Lawrence-Teulon

Business Owner, Cambridge.

Big Bear creative are amazing, they are extremely knowledgeable, and have helped my business expand and have created an amazing SEO friendly website for my business. I would 200% recommend these guys! Emily Drage

Business Ower, Brampton Flower Boutique Cambridgeshire

“I would have no hesitation in using them again”
I worked with Big Bear Creative on the branding for Freelance Heroes a peer-support group for freelancers from across the UK. From day one I felt confident that we would get something amazing and I wasn’t disappointed. I first completed a branding check list before Emma spent some time with me going through the values, personality and aims for the group. The end result was better than I could have hoped for. Emma and Dave are a pleasure to work with. Not only do they both clearly know their stuff but the way they guided me through the process and listened to my vision means that I would have no hesitation in using them again. Ed Goodman

Freelance Heroes & co-founder of Cambridge Business Lounge

“I’d highly recommend Big Bear Creative”
I’ve always enjoyed working with Big Bear Creative. They are very friendly and professional but mostly proactive and incredibly creative. They are able to adapt to different styles and tones. I really enjoy working with them on my own project or on clients’ campaigns. I’d highly recommend Big Bear Creative to anyone who needs help with branding design or web creation.

Lenka Koppova

Social Media Expert, Cambridge

“I will definitely work with Big Bear again”
As a marketing specialist I work with a lot of different agencies all over the world. Working with Big Bear Creative on my brand and website refresh has been a pleasure. They deliver an open and friendly, yet professional service. Their first step is to compile a thorough brief, which meant they produced what I wanted immediately, without the need to keep making changes. They are always quick to respond and offer helpful advice and solutions. I will definitely work with Big Bear again and feel confident to refer my clients to them, as I know they provide an excellent customer experience. Vanessa Cross

Founder & CMO, Caboose Media

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