The Gannet sea birds were the inspiration for the design studio`s name and logo.
These crazy birds plunge dive from up to 100m head-first and slice like an arrow into the water to go fish diving. Inspired by the birds craziness, special beauty and attributes – we feel the same about our designs.
Ulfert Janssen, born and raised in Germany, is the founder and owner of GANNET Design, a design and strategic consulting company based in Switzerland.
GANNET Design’s expertise ranges from car designs to motorcycle designs, both advanced concepts and production models, and he is one of the few designers who works on both two – and four wheeled vehicles. Ulfert was born with gasoline in his blood and has special passion for bespoke bikes and Caferacer.
GANNET also offers product design services for lifestyle products and luxury goods with clients in USA and various countries in Europe.
Prior to establishing GANNET, Ulfert Janssen was a car designer at Renault. During his 10-year tenure, he was one of the key members at the Renault’s design studio in Barcelona and was involved in all major advance design, concept models and pre-production projects. He has been also sent to Renault’s overseas affiliates such as Renault/Samsung Motors in Korea and Nissan Motor CO., LTD. in Japan, as an expatriate. He conducted special projects and developed production cars, including the Infiniti FX.
Ulfert Janssen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, USA.