Bell Fortino


Bell Fortino | Brand Design | About

A nimble, scalable, Seattle Branding agency that aspires to align our strengths with your needs. Above all, we love working with great people. Brand Design, Graphic Design, Photography, Copywriting, Advertising Campaigns.



We believe that good work requires open communication and an alignment on expectations. We don’t have a “patented process” because there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to every problem. Each client and every project requires a unique solution. To best serve you, we want to understand your needs, goals, and budgets so that we can meet you where you are.

We are a nimble, scalable agency that aspires to align our strengths with your needs. Above all, we love working with great people.

Founders Erik Bell and Kristin Fortino have over 40 years of cumulative experience in the marketing/branding world. We worked together at the iconic Seattle agency Heckler Associates, where we were fortunate enough to help build some of the Northwest’s most beloved brands. In addition to our traditional agency knowledge, we also bring corporate and freelance experience to the table. Having been on all sides of the business, we understand how to add the most value to your project.




Kristin Fortino

We’re not into titles, but if Kristin had one it would be account director or project manager. She’s the point person who makes sure work is being done to meet your expectations. She promises to keep you informed throughout the life of your project. Kristin is an adept brand strategist and multi-tasker, a skill honed every day at home with her two busy sons. 


Erik Bell

Erik is the creative director, designer, and photographer. He brings the ideas to fruition. You won’t find a more laid-back perfectionist. He consistently surprises people with his efficient ways and thoughtful approach. He is rarely overwhelmed, even at home where he is outnumbered in a household with five wonderful ladies.


We look forward to meeting you where you are.