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  • Kyle Ellison

    Industrial Designer

    Austin, TX

I’m an Industrial Designer with over 10 years experience in the Action Sports Industry, designing and developing market-leading, award winning designs. I am dedicated to creating exceptional products, which allow athletes to perform at their peak potential. Specialties: Design Language development and evolution, exceptional 3d hand skills and form development, Ergonomics, plastic part design, Design for Lean Manufacturing and sensitive cost targets, turning athlete feedback into inspired designs

Work Samples

  • Giro Feature

  • Bell RS-1

  • Bell Stoker

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Bell Sports
    • Aug 2012 - Present (5 years 4 months)

    I am now working on a brand specific team, focused on making Bell Bike product.

    In this roll I get to focus my efforts on building world class bike helmets for the Bell brand. Whether it's "suffering" through an early ride into work to test out a new prototype, or a late night conference call with my far east coworkers, I'm dedicated to bringing the highest quality safety product to market.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Easton - Bell Sports Inc.
    • May 2005 - Present (12 years 7 months)

    I design helmets and sporting goods for Bell, Bell Helmets, and Giro...
    Then I go and use, I mean "test", the product I designed! What more can I say...

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Easton-Bell Sports
    • Jan 2005 - May 2005 (4 months)

    As an intern at Easton-Bell Sports, I took on the task of designing a child's helmet as one of my senior student projects.
    The brief was to replace an existing/aging helmet in the Bell Mass product line with a new/current design. I did this, and I was rewarded with not only a job, but also my first product in the marketplace. The helmet is still in the product line today. (April 2012)

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • IDE
    • 2004 - 2005 (1 year)

    I worked in the Pattern Shop detailing and painting models. This was a great first experience working with both the designers and the pattern shop.

  • Production Potter

    • Deborah Lynn Designs
    • May 1999 - Sep 2002 (3 years 4 months)

    As one of 3 employees, my jobs included, but were not limited to:
    Throwing pots on both kick and electric wheels.
    Product photography.
    Mentoring and training new employees.


  • San Jose State University

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2005
  • Cabrillo College

    • Undergraduate Studies Painting, Sculpture and Art History
    • 1995 - 2000





Editors Choice Award for Bell Sequence helmet (2010) Editors Choice Award for Giro Feature helmet (2011) 2003 IHA Student Design Competition, 2nd place