We have a passion for conceptualizing and developing innovative products with a clean graphic sensibility. We can work independently or with your team to produce the best cost effective product for your consumer market. Here at JBID we can provide Market Research, full Engineering, Graphic and Packaging Design as well as leads to Manufacturing allowing you to place your product in today’s global market.
Joel G. Bell
Freelance Industrial Designer
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
-Bachelor of Science Degree from Art Center College of Design
-Goal driven, resourceful problem solver who can deliver multiple projects
-Computer Literate (Alias, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
-Skilled at product and market research, strong sketching and rendering
-High energy and dependable with a proven ability to produce within a demanding work schedule and handle stressful situations responsibly
-Excellent verbal and communication skills
-Ability to work independently or with a team
-Personable when dealing with fellow employees and clients
Instructor of Visual Communications
-Otis College of Art + Design
August 2005 - Current
-Pasadena City College
August 2004 - Current
-Onna Ehrlich LLC
Jan 14, 2004 - Current
Lead Designer / Design Director
December 2006 - January 2009
-Catalyst Strategic Design
December-2005 - Current
-Smyth & Pickett
January -2005 Current
-David Albert Design
April 2004 - Current
February 2004 - April 2004
-Medo / Shell Lubricants
February 2004 - Jan-2006
-Stephen Glassman (Artist)
October 2003 - 2004
-Dorel Design & Development
November 2003- December 2003
-Gad Shaanan Design
April 2003 - June 2003
-Prepared sketches and renderings for various project
-Prepared Presentations for Projects
-Assisted in the research and development of new products
-Herbst Lazar Bell
July 2002 - Dec. 2002
Member of a three person team responsible for the analysis of market and product research and the development of innovative concepts for client review and approval. Under supervision of the Design Director:
-Prepared and presented sketches and renderings of products to clients
-Finalized concepts for production with engineers
-Initiated and contributed to the development of comprehensive strategic plans for product development
-Prepared and presented project reports to clients and supervisors
-Developed a design language for DIAMONDBACK Fitness
-Developed new bottle concept for Drink Works
-Developed new products for Clorox and Liquid Plumber
-Improved existing products for Glad Ware
April 2002 - July 2002
-Assisted staff designers with conceptual sketches for client presentations including renderings and models
-Assisted in the development of coherency standards and generated project reports for Harman/Kardon, Gibson and JBL
-Developed market research and strategies for home theater equipment
-Established design criteria for the development of future projects
Art Center College of Design
Bachelors of Science, Industrial Design 1998-2001
Senior Project Summer-2001
Developed product designed to improve the stagnate market of jogging strollers. The design was created to reflect the active lifestyle of young upwardly mobile parents. I wanted it to be light and collapsible, maintain a sporty look and feel, while incorporated a car seat / baby carrier.
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN SPONSORED PROJECTS
-Participated in a team project that engaged the industrial design, graphic design, and advertising departments of Art Center College of Design in the development of innovations in home cleaning products. The goal of the project was to stimulate the creativity of the in house designers at Bissell Inc., with particular focus on the evolution of the lifestyle and home environment of future consumers.
Herman Miller, Inc.
-Participated in a team project with the industrial design and environmental design departments of Art Center College of Design that focused on research methodologies for future workplace design for Next Generation ("nGen") employees.
DYE Precision, Inc. Summer 2000
-Developed revisions for Paint Ball protective head gear, taking into account the need for a better overall look and fit of the product, as well as the respiratory and communication needs of the wearer during play. Presented concept developments and refinements to the CEO of DYE Precision, Inc.
Alias, SolidWorks, Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, Painter, QuarkXPress, Power Point and Corel Draw.
Scholarship Recipient: Art Center at Night Spring 1999
Art Center Gallery Fall 2000
-Participated in student recruitment team that represented Art Center to potential students.
-Active member of Chroma & Contraste, an Art Center organization focusing on encouraging inner-city youth to envision careers in the fields of Art and Design.
-Love playing Basket Ball and Golf
-Traveled to Europe and across Africa.