Our 2017 and a very Bear’y Christmas!

Grizzly Bear Design 2017 Branding and websites

Wowzers! What a year, Grizzly Bear Design was first set up in 2014 so this is our 3rd year and definitely been our most challenging and busiest! But we are still here, and stronger than ever! In January we visited Portland USA for Mystic Seminars, in April we touched base with Way Up North in […]

Why do I need a SSL Certificate

Why do I need a SSL

A secure socket layer, often referred to as an SSL, is a form of security for websites that handles both sensitive and personal details. This includes names, passwords, phone numbers, emails, home addresses and payment details. By having an SSL on your website, it will establish a secure connection between your business’ server and the […]

Pricing and new services!

Branding for photographers

We have some important information about our services and prices. This year has been huge for us, we have grown our branding and web team to 6 people and are now working with clients all around the world.  And now the not so exciting part, success often comes with hassle!  As a result we have […]

We’re hiring a developer!


Job title: WordPress/PHP Application Developer We are looking for a developer who can work with the Creative Director to create award winning bespoke websites for clients. Our client base is highly generated from wedding photographers although we also work with all forms of corporate clients. For full details please download the full job specification here. […]


Best 2016 logo designs

A big massive ROAR to 2016!  A year of tough challenges, serious hard work, positive thinking and general awesome times. We’ve worked with some incredible people and creative businesses throughout the UK, US and Europe as well as being nominated for several awards and working with awarding winning photographers, we have no complaints! Here are […]

December Deals!

With the run up to the festive period we have 3 weeks of awesome offers on which will be released every Monday. Week 1 – Website hosting Half price hosting for one year worth £120 with every website or branding package. For more info and bookings please email studio@grizzlybeardesign.co.uk   Week 2 – Save on SEO! […]

Adventure 52 Project – month 3

Adventure 52 Project

Summer is definitely prime time for adventures, and I managed to fit in quite a few over August!  I didn’t use a SLR camera this month and instead used just my Holga camera, some expired black and white 35mm and some colour 35mm too.  Of course I used my iPhone and then edited using VSCOCam […]

We’re hiring!

Web developer jobs Graphic Design jobs

We’re looking for 2 talented individuals to join our friendly and down to earth team in our Manchester based studio. Job title: WordPress/PHP Application Developer We are looking for a developer who can work with the Creative Director to create award winning bespoke websites for clients. Our client base is highly generated from wedding photographers […]

Marketing & SEO – Key phrases and how to use them

Key phrases research - how to research keywords for SEO for photographers

It can be quite overwhelming when you are doing your own SEO to work out which words and phrases you should be using, and what you actually need to do with them to increase your search engine visibility. However, when you are a photographer covering a certain geographical area, be assured it’s much easier rank […]

Adventure 52 Project – Month 2

Adventure 52

Month 2 of the Adventure 52 Project, mostly I have been making use of film this month. I used a Sardina Camera and a Holga with expired 35mm and here are the results. Week 4/52 – A windy adventure on the Isle. Week 5/52 – Heaton Park, Manchester Week 6/52 – Run away to Abersoch […]

Adventure 52 Project – A Photography Project

Adventure 52 Project

“We going on a bear hunt we’re going to catch a big one… What a beautiful day… We’re not scared… Oh oh…” – Excerpt from We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury To keep my hand in with photography and to give myself some focus on a personal creative project […]

Photography website hosting, to share or not to share?

Photography website hosting

We know there is huge debate about how much a photographer should pay for hosting and why there are super cheap hosting solutions verses more expensive ones.  But why and what’s the difference?  What do you need?  We know hosting is not the most exciting subject in the world but it might actually be one of […]

Our new 2016 brochure

Grizzly Bear Brochure 2016

Over the last couple of years we have really been able to refine, perfect and tailor our branding and website design services specifically for creatives and photographers. We now have our 2016 brochure available which covers details of all graphic design and website services.  It also includes guide prices for our branding, logo design, bespoke personalised […]

Photography Competition to win free logo design and more!

Like you didn’t already know it, it’s Christmas in a few weeks so we are running a Christmas photography competition!  The competition is aimed at professional photography or creative businesses, for the chance to win a free custom logo (worth £350), 2nd prize £200 off our custom made WordPress website design and 3rd prize £100 to […]