Connell began his professional career in the late 1920s in California. Publications employing Connell include: Allyear Club,
Touring Topics (later Westways), Better Homes and Gardens, Colliers, Weekly Cosmopolitan, Country Gentlemen, Life, Successful
Farming, Sunset, Time, U.S. Camera, Woman's Day, Woman's Home Companion, and Vogue. He belonged to a circle which Kevin Starr
proclaimed as the "urban bohemian intelligentsia." Will Connell captured California during a time of growth and prosperity.
Will Connell's career was that of artist, teacher, technician and entrepreneur.