Although Lucy lives and works in Sheffield creating and designing all of the Bear artwork, she began Thebearsthebears in Berlin when meeting a street artist. The bears are drawn with Lucy's left hand, she is usually right handed. This childish, slightly weird style inspired by bear puns, inspired the street artist in Berlin to support Lucy by selling prints to pay for the first batch of tshirts. From there Lucy has sold in shops, pop ups, online and via social media to grow the business.
As well as designing Thebearsthebears, Lucy is a professional musician working with bands like 'Reverend and the makers', 'Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings' and her on band 'Before Breakfast.'