Bell Design Group Inc.
30 Years of Marine Interior Design Excellence

Judy Bell-Davis, Design Director

Judy Bell-Davis
Judy Bell-Davis is an award winning interior design specialist for marine vessels which include luxury yachts, semi-custom, production and commercial boats. Her ability to blend high-tech construction methods, composite materials, colour, light, product design and ergonomics into prestigious, unique and safe design is well recognized.  An expert in her field, her work is often showcased in prestigious yachting publications and boat shows throughout the world.

Judy Bell-Davis, Director

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Itasca Yacht Bell Design Group
Bell-Davis, a 30-year design professional, is principal and founder of Bell Design Group Inc, a full-service, state-of-the-art design studio.  Along with designs for custom yacht interiors, with an 80% repeat or referral clientele, Bell-Davis also consults for and designs interiors for leading boat yards and manufacturers. Her design focus is to interpret the owner's personality, use and dreams into a  safe, comfortable and beautiful environment.
Well rounded in commercial and residential design, Bell-Davis's portfolio includes world-class resorts, office buildings, restaurants, shopping centers and private estates.

College Foyer Bell Design Group
College Interior Foyer Bell Design Group

Bell Design Group College Interior

Judy was elected president of the Society of Boat and Yacht Designers from 1992-1994 -- the first woman to serve in that role.  She is a current member of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.  She has served six years on the Advisory Board for Apparel, Merchandising and Interior Design at Washington State University, and is a past member of the Seattle Marine Business Coalition and The American Boat and Yacht Council, Inc.  Bell-Davis is a frequent featured speaker and seminar leader and writes interior design columns for a variety of marine publications.

The granddaughter of a West Coast boat builder,
Bell-Davis has lived aboard, crewed for and owned boats all her life. She studied liberal arts at the U. of Oregon; sculpting, gestalt graphic design and fiber art at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA - where her sculpting was featured in a one woman show; interior design at the Interior Design Institute in Bellevue, WA; and computer aided design (CAD) at North Seattle Community College. Her major strengths are considered her communication skills, project management and the intuitive identification of her client's project wishes.

Steve Farb, Designer
Steve Farb, Industrial / Marine Designer

Steve is an Art Center College of Design Honors Graduate with 19 years Marine Industry Experience. He served as a Staff Industrial Designer for
Yamaha, Wellcraft/Scarab, and Meridian Yachts/US Marine for most of his career. He designed concept-to-production over 43 models ranging from performance boats to yachts for US Marine alone with over 30,000 units produced.
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His projects have won two Boat of the Year Awards, tied with the Mercedes C-Class for an Industrial Design Excellence Award, and won numerous international recognitions.

Steve has also designed for Regal, Northern Marine, Nordic Tugs, Edgewater, Cigarette, ACB, and confidential clients in Asia and Latin America.

Steve brings a talented sketch hand and 14 years CAD experience to the Team. He has extensive production experience and a reputation for problem solving with elegant, cost effective, beautiful designs.

“Listening, collaboration, and teamwork are how to dial in on a customer’s wishes and result with an excellent design solution. I enjoy design tremendously and love working directly with customers.

I love solving the puzzle and transforming what was otherwise an underused space or an ugly exterior into something much better. It is amazing what can be done.

I complement Judy’s experience and talents nicely, and it has been quite fun to work with her on both new
projects and refits.”

Cliff Parshall Bell Design Group
Cliff Parshall, Industrial Designer

Cliff's strengths include his amazing talent to solve problems through sketching, rendering and clay and foam core modeling.

Bell Design Group Air Force One Cliff Parshall
Cliff honed his artistic abilities through twenty-nine years of industrial design experience as a significant team member and leader on all Boeing wide body aircraft programs, including specialized interiors for Saudi Royal family and Air Force One (Wichita, 1986-88).  His typical workload encompasses designing and delineating all interior components including linings, furnishings, monuments, fixtures and arrangements with special attention to human factors and manufacturing techniques for aluminum, composites and thermoplastics.

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Cliff tracked air cushion concept train for Department of Transportation, rapid rail for Washington D.C., "Air Trans" vehicle for Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and the Disabled Utility Vehicle (DUV) City Car.  His freelance accounts include: Aircraft seating for SIGMA Aero Seat (France); Simula Inc. of Phoenix, AZ; computer furnishings for John Kennel Manufacturing, Seattle, WA. 

Cliff's major strength is his ability to quickly sort out details in pencil sketches during meetings.  He has been working with Bell Design Group on their major projects since 1991.

Education: Art Center, Los Angeles. Transportation Design.