Company Profile

Bear Web Development was formed in 2010 as a joint venture between two lifelong Parry Sound residents, each with over 10 years (at the time haha) experience in the web design industry. Emily Bell (Christenson) has been creating unique websites since she taught herself HTML at the age of 13. She went on to become proficient in graphic design with Photoshop, Corel and Flash while earning a peer-tutoring credit for teaching html to her grade 12 computer class. After completing a General Arts and Sciences certificate at Mohawk College in Hamilton Emily moved back to Parry Sound where she worked as a Portal Facilitator for ParrySound.com and built a series of websites for special publications across Ontario using Visual Basic, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. She also worked with PHP, MySQL and managed a Plesk server. Currently self-employed as owner of Tree Chic Eco Boutique in downtown Parry Sound (and work at home mom), Emily maintains an eCommerce website for her store and enjoys developing new websites. As she endeavours to keep up with the fast paced world of blogging, social media and changing technology Emily has become excited about introducing clients to new apps for the popular WordPress content management system. ---- Duncan Bell has over 15 years experience working in the IT field. He started out as a web developer and quickly expanded into computer repair and software development. He has experience creating dynamic websites and desktop software with a focus on PHP driven content management based websites. He has significant experience with PHP, HTML, JavaScript, C#, MySQL, MSSQL and Visual Basic. He worked full time for 10 years for a small ISP in Parry Sound performing various computer-related services as well as web development. Currently employed full time as a senior software developer (and work at home dad), Duncan spends his free time developing websites, roasting coffee and playing bass in local indie rock band Kick Ptarmigan. Duncan and Emily offer modern, responsive (mobile compatible) designs to a diverse clientel. They are enthusiastic about web design aesthetics and are happy to share information and advice in as simple and transparent a manor as possible. Stop by 8A Bay Street to discuss your online presence!