We had the good fortune of connecting with Javon Bell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Javon, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I learned over the past few years that in order to achieve your goals, you have to be willing to take calculated risks. Before I started Bellaire Studio, I was nervous to take the leap and start my business because I knew that everything would be on my shoulders. I dreamt for years about starting my own business as a web designer and developer.
When I would ask my family and close friends about my dreams, the response was always “Why haven’t you started your own business yet?”. After years in the design agency world, I felt confident to take the next step and bet on myself in the summer of 2018 to purchase my LLC for Bellaire Studio. In the first month, I was able to secure my first 5 figure project and I never looked back. Since then I have worked with people from all over the country, and to think I am just a creative living in Indiana. I am blessed for every single person who has given me an opportunity.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Bellaire Studio is a story-driven web design and development studio focusing on the improvement of user experiences. I started Bellaire Studio in 2018 wanting to use my design, strategy, and development skills to help businesses reimagine their online presence. Innovative and creative development solutions like providing high contrast mode and dyslexia font options for users are what sets Bellaire Studio apart. Always looking forward and solving problems one project at a time.
My story is one that many people can relate to. I did not come from a financially well-off family and I do not go to a prestigious university. Everything I received came from years of planning and making calculated decisions. Beating the odds and creating a new narrative is why I created Bellaire Studio. The sky is the limit and you can do it too.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are many family, friends, educators, and organizations I could mention here because they all deserve recognition as they have played a critical role in where I am today. Also, I want to thank anyone who has ever mentioned my name, business, or brought me up in a conversation. Without the love and support from the people around me, I would not be here on this journey. Thank you!
Lastly, I want to thank anyone who took the time to read my story today. None of this is possible with you all.