Director of Design Operations
As a pragmatic design lead who grew up in South Africa, Grant Bell’s approach to design and innovation is focused and impactful!
As Director of Design Operations at Speck Design, Grant Bell continues his track record of delivering breakthrough products for world class corporations and startups alike. Grant has spent time in over 20 countries and moved from Africa to South Florida prior to settling in the Bay Area. As an accomplished entrepreneurial thinker, Grant is armed with over two decades of expertise. He has a deep multicultural design background, extensive Asia-Pacific vendor liaising and a broad array of manufacturing experience.
Bell’s previous positions include VP of Design for a Bay Area design company, Design Lecturer and Director of Product Design and Innovation for a fortune 200 company. He has launched hundreds of products from simple consumer goods through to complex medical devices, many of which have been recognized with industry awards. Grant also lead and participated in numerous programs with marquee brands like Google, BMW, The Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, Toyota, Emerson, SanDisk Under Armor and Case Logic.
“My primary focus is to make sure we deliver pragmatic innovation to our customers and end user, exceeding their expectations, and deliver breakthrough products,” says Bell, who has lectured our future designers at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand.