Volvo has appointed T. Jon Mayer as its new head of exterior design as of May. The American designer succeeds Maximilian Missoni, who is now responsible for Polestar design, the electrified sports car brand in the Volvo galaxy. T. Jon Mayer has been with Volvo for ten years and has played an active role in the development of the Swedish manufacturer’s new style direction. Among his most important projects is the design of the exterior of the S60, V60 and V60 Cross Country.

Most recently, the American designer was responsible for the Volvo Design & Concept Center in Camarillo, California. T. Jon Mayer joined Volvo Cars in 2011 as part of the exterior design team in Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2013, he was the lead exterior designer of the Concept Coupe, Concept XC Coupe and Concept Estate, a trio of concept cars that demonstrated the company’s new design language and the capabilities of its SPA scalable product architecture. T. Jon graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design and holds a Minor in Business Administration. He then attended Art Center College of Design and earned a Bachelor of Science in Transportation.