About Jill Bell

Jill Bell is a graduate of UCLA and Otis/Parsons. She has worked as a graphic artist with a specialty in creating letter forms, logos and fonts for over two decades as Jill Bell Brandlettering. Before that she worked as sign painter in a shop both designing, painting and helping to fabricate signs and sign systems. She also worked as a production artist for the fabulous and famous Saul Bass.

In her teens she thought she’d be a painter, a writer or a professional photographer. Her love for those things has not diminished and she has recently published Wild Things, a book of her nature photography.

Jill’s hand lettering and fonts have appeared in numerous shows, annuals and books, has been written about in newspapers, journals and magazines (How, Step-by-Step, Letter Arts Review, etc.). She has spoken at numerous schools, universities, clubs, professional organizations and conferences such as TypeCon, Seybold, ATypI, TypoTechnica and TypoBerlin and has judged well-known type design contests.

Jill Bell