Michael Jon Watt : Owner & Creative Director
Transit Design : Traverse City, Michigan
I have 20 years experience as a Graphic Designer and Advertising Art Director with clients throughout the U.S. I was lucky to know what I wanted to do from an early age, and spent my formative years studying art, painting, drawing and daydreaming about creative endeavors.
I won my first design studio position at the age of 19 and since then (after a brief stint as a mime – yep you read that right), I have worked for design and advertising agencies in Los Angeles, Detroit, Houston and Nashville.
I am particularly drawn to typography and simple, bold graphics. I have a skilled eye for color, with strong conceptual abilities. I’m passionate about the nuances of intelligent design: detail, balance, color, imagery and a compelling message.
I also own the Transit Design Shop, an on-line store, which features vintage inspired bus scrolls, subway signs and travel art. My Transit Scrolls have garnered a lot of attention and have been featured in HGTV Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Better Living Through Design and The Washingtonian, among others. Be sure to visit by clicking here.