Foto: Håkan Gustavsson

Foto: Håkan Gustavsson


Bärbel Dressler
Founder, pattern designer and illustration artist

+46 727 38 55 55

Bear Bell Productions

Behind the brand Bear Bell Productions is designer and illustration artist Bärbel Dressler. She creates quaint, soulful and detailed pattern designs by combining classic and contemporary motifs. She also makes illustrations. Inspiration comes from nature, old patterns and items. Bear Bell Productions also markets a selected range of patterned and illustrated products with original designs.

My story and background

I used to work with marketing at an office that was extremely boring and dull. One day I calculated how many days I had been sitting on that same square meter of grey plastic carpet, on the same worn chair, looking out the window to a view of subway rails, fences and broken subway cars and realized I didn't want to loose any more days of my life on something that boring, ugly and uninspiring. I decided that I wanted to change my view, my setting and life into something creative, beautiful and inspiring. So I quit my job and founded Bear Bell Productions with the aim to live a creative life as a designer and illustration artist, with the mission to create something that also could make every day life and spaces of others to something more inspiring, beautiful and interesting.  My designs are created with all kinds of industries, products and materials in mind - home textiles, fabric, fashion textiles, leather, shoes, bags, stationery, wallpaper and everything else that needs a pattern. I also make illustrations for books, magazines, art prints, greeting- or invitation cards.

My artistic background is a year at Falkenberg School of Art and several art classes, for example a drawing class at UCLA. When it comes to design it all started with a pattern design class for Swedish designer Lotta Kühlhorn and from that I am self taught, with a passion for everything that involves patterns. I have been drawing as long as I can remember making comic strips, greeting cards, paintings for friends and families as well as illustrations for the school newspaper.

/Bärbel Dressler