Color and materials designer Angela Bell got her start designing eyewear, which she continues to do on a freelance basis. Bell is seen here with the Mustang Mach-E Rally.
Some people are said to have an eye for fashion, but in the case of one Ford color and materials designer, eyewear is what actually led her to the automotive industry. Angela Bell has always had a passion for trends and fashion and appreciates how they reflect culture and which things people pay attention to.
“Style and expression are things I’ve been really into,” she said. “And the biggest accessory that carries that out is eyewear.”
Bell cultivated an interest in vintage eyewear during college, where she studied industrial design at Wayne State University in Detroit. She honed her interest while working at Optik, a boutique in Birmingham, Michigan filled with vintage and luxury items, as she continued to fill her portfolio with eyewear concepts. That foundation led to her becoming the in-house designer for SEE Eyewear, a national eyewear company based in the Detroit area.