Belmondo is a collective of award-winning designers, filmmakers, coders, and media strategists based in the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles. We look everywhere for inspiration— from film titles to thermostats



Joanna Ellis

Co-Founder, Creative Director

Joanna's career has included design projects for acclaimed ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, Ticketmaster, Cottonblend, and Yahoo!, where she led the design of the award-winning Elections and News categories. Her work has enjoyed wide recognition, including an Addy® Award, an American Inhouse Design Award, and publication in David E. Carter's book Logo 2.0. 


Peter Brambl

Co-Founder, Creative Director

Peter's multidisciplinary approach to product marketing and design is a reflection of his diverse experience as a copywriter, filmmaker, and creative director for major brands.  His client projects range from Fortune 500 companies (Adobe, Chase, AOL, Cendant) to nimble technology startups (Topspin, Fluence) to high-profile entertainment (Paul McCartney, David Byrne, Eminem). 



Dan Hontz

Director, Producer

Dan's career in media has spanned everything from major newspapers to Internet giants and mobile app startups. Trained as a photo-journalist, Dan has filled various roles, including writer, editor, photographer, and producer. In leadership roles, he's overseen product and operations of major media properties including Yahoo! News, and  


Patti Parker

Market Research Specialist

Patti began her market research career in 1999 and has developed a passion for talking to consumers and uncovering insights ever since. A RIVA trained moderator, Patti has conducted hundreds of focus groups and contextual inquiries. On the quantitative side, Patti has deep roots in multivariate techniques such as Discrete Choice Methodology. Patti has held senior positions at Market Strategies International (MSI), Doxus and Gartner as well as growth and development roles at Brand New Corporation and Griggs-Anderson Research.

Find out how Belmondo can help you with your project.