TJ Vaninetti - Transportation Design

MFA Candidate (2012)- Transportation Design – Umea Institute of Design, Sweden

BFA Transportation Design – Academy of Art University, San Francisco

Winner of 2010 Targa Rodolfo Bonetto Yacht Design Award – 1st place for Technological Innovation – Marina di Massa, Italy

TJ is a transportation designer with a human-centered focus. With his passion for mobility, TJ loves all forms of transportation and has designed vehicles ranging from traditional cars to motorcycles and yachts. His diverse design portfolio has collaborations with Mitsubishi, Saab, Mini Cooper, and the OLME Spyder. TJ’s role as the director for the exterior design for the Spyder took place in Umea, Sweden. Designing around a monocoque chassis and he refined numerous ideas that made it into the final model. Specializing in form and innovation TJ collaborated with a Swedish yacht builder, Najad, to design an international award winning concept yacht. His design philosophy is all about timelessness and simplicity.

“The trends of the world will ebb and flow like the tides, but truly timeless designs remain icons of our past and milestones to our future.”

At Lit Motors, TJ has helped establish the design philosophy of the company and is the designer for anything and everything that is Lit Motors.