Jill Bell

Jill Bell creates hand-lettered logotypes, titles, and headlines for businesses, ad agencies, design studios, and their clients — encompassing a range of styles and applications from warm, beautiful, personal messages, to dynamic and powerful corporate statements. With a background in calligraphy and sign painting, as well as advertising and graphic design (she worked for Saul Bass in the ’80s), Bell has created typefaces for Letraset Fontek, ITC, Adobe, and Monotype as well as numerous proprietary fonts.

Bell’s work has been featured in the usual places: shows, annuals, books and journals. She has spoken at numerous schools and universities, professional organizations (e.g. AIGA, AAF, TDC), at conferences such as ATypI, TypeCon, and TypoBerlin and was the keynote speaker at Typotechnica2003.

Bell was a judge for TDC2 the type design contest (2002) and Linotype’s Type Design Contest (2004). She was on the selection committee for SOTA’s Typography Award recipient (Matthew Carter, 2005), and SOTA’s Catalyst Award winner in 2014.