Who we are

Working from a little studio by the sea in Devon, The Drifting Bear Co. produce beautiful personalised gifts that capture special places and moments in peoples lives. Pieces of art that will always be a reminder of somewhere you’ve been, somewhere you fell in love or somewhere you dream of going.

If you have something specific in mind and can’t find it, The Drifting Bear Co. are happy to take on bespoke commissions to create that extra special something, just for you. Please contact us via the 'contact' tab.

We are proud winners of the notonthehighstreet.com Make Awards 'Start-up Success' award. We have also been featured in major TV advertising campaigns and bestselling interiors & style magazines, such as Ideal Home, Vogue, GQ, Country Homes & Interiors, Real Homes and You & Your Wedding. 


Meet the team:

David Emery

David is our head designer and designs the majority of what you see on our website. David works with Tim, designing all our orders and making sure everything looks perfect before it's printed. He has a HND & BA (Hons) degree in Typography and has been awarded membership of the International Society of Typographical Designers. When he's not designing David loves surfing and driving around Devon in his 1974 camper van (Alvin).


Tanya Lock

Tanya is our expert packager - she's passionate about making sure everything looks lovely before it goes in the post. She's also responsible for all the ‘behind the scenes’ bits and pieces that go hand in hand with running an online business. Tanya has a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art and loves vintage loveliness and taking photos… mostly of the dog, Sydney.


Kirstyn Fisher

Kirstyn is our customer service extraordinaire. If you have a query, it will usually be Kirstyn who you will deal with. She is also a whizz at packaging your orders and ensuring they arrive to you in perfect condition. Kirstyn also has a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art and loves getting crafty, particularly with a needle and thread.


Tim Cartwright

This is Tim. He is one of our graphic designers and works on a variety of our personalised orders. Like the rest of The Drifting Bear team, Tim comes from a creative background. He has a HND & BA (Hons) degree in Typography and a super eye for detail. He loves films, especially scary ones. He also makes a mean cup of tea.


Sydney Parsnip

Finally, this is Sydney. He is the Drifting Bear dog. He helps us de-stress by letting us take him for walks on the beach or fuss his fluffy little head. He likes barking at the delivery man and sleeping on the postal sacks.

Basket Summary

Your cart is empty

From the Blog

Sydney's Blog - August at T...

September 06, 2016

Summer has arrived here at The Drifting Bear HQ and I have been busy making lots of lovely summer memories...

Read more →

Sydney's Blog - July at The...

July 18, 2016

Sydney here and back again with the latest Drifting Bear news! We're finally getting a bit of Summer sun here...

Read more →