Stephane Janin is new Director of GAC Advanced Design Europe

Automotive Design 6 Nov 2021
Stephane Janin is new Director of GAC Advanced Design Europe

On November 1, 2021, Stephane Janin, former head of Renault’s Concept Car Design Department, officially joined GAC Design. He is appointed Director of GAC Advanced Design Europe.


Stephane Janin joins GAC Design after 20 years at Renault where he designed and led many influential concept cars, such as the Renault EZ series and Renault Trezor.

During his time at Renault, he also worked with various brands within the group umbrella and partners, including Dacia, Alpine, Samsung, Infiniti and Nissan, in various design studios located in France, Spain, South Korea, and Japan.

Design sketch of the 2005 Renault Altica Concept

Design sketch for the Renault Trezor Concept

In the design industry, Janin is known as “the master of concept cars” and his sketches are highly regarded as works of art. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom.

“Stephane Janin joining GAC Design reflects the growing international influence and appeal of GAC Design, and we are very excited to be able to widen the appeal to the rich design talent resources of Europe to cement our lead in the industry” Fan Zhang,  VP of design, GAC Design, said in a statement.

“And with his experience and design vision, Stephane is a perfect designer to lead our continued commitment for innovation in our upcoming Advanced Design studio in Europe.”

GAC Advanced Design Europe is scheduled to open in 2022, and will be located in Milan.

(Image Courtesy: Renault, GAC for Car Body Design)

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