We had the good fortune of connecting with Jarel Bell and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jarel, what’s one piece of conventional advice that you disagree with?
The whole “grind culture” concept isn’t the only way to make it in this industry. Anyone who wants to get their foot in the door – listen to this. EVERYBODY HAS A DIFFERENT JOURNEY. Everyone has key opportunities and tests on their path to their “dream.” Some people might work harder but some also work SMARTER. Test yourself and see which caters to you.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think what sets me a part from others is I see a lot of things from a different perspective. There is never problems, but there are always solutions. One of the things I really pride myself on is that I give my creative team here in Atlanta complete and utter creative freedom. I have had jobs and gigs in the past where I have been so bogged down and felt small as if I wasn’t heard or even seen as credible in my efforts or ideas, and I never want anyone that I manage to feel like that.

To get where I was took a lot of trial and error with a mixture of literally trying EVERYTHING. I’ve been a competitive player, and YouTuber, streamer, designer, photographer, you name it. When I look back on it I’m glad I did it that way because I got to experience so many different things and it translates to my job everyday to aid me.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I have only been in Atlanta for a year but if they were here for the weekend this would be the plan.

Friday: Head to the Battery for food and drinks. Video Games.
Saturday: Video Games
Sunday: Video Games Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout is 1. FaZe Rain – the YouTuber; when I was first starting out with this whole gaming thing, I was really into his trickshotting and sniping because I would watch a lot of FaZe Clan Content. The person I would watch the most was FaZe Rain right when FaZe House NY became a reality. I was so fascinated with the concept of a gaming house and a bunch of friends playing together and making content trying to make their dreams come true. From that point on I started learning how to make gaming commentaries and tutorials on games such as Call of Duty and Rainbow Six Siege, and from there the rest is history.

2. My best friend Bailey – I’ve known him since I was in High School back in 2013. We met each other playing Call of Duty: Ghosts. Ever since then we have always done everything together whether it was making terrible YouTube videos when we were first starting out, competing together and streaming. He’s always been a supporter of mine as well as helping me stay strong and help with my mental health. I owe him a lot of my sanity and effort towards who I am today.

3. My friend Kyle – Even though we don’t talk much today, I’ve known him for almost a decade now. We started playing games together, went to Call of Duty events together and started out with videography and photography at the same time. We both taught and learned alot from one another and he will always be very special to my life.

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