michael Jon watt

I'm passionate about design and believe you should surround yourself with things that inspire you.

Hi, I'm Michael. I created Transit Design while curled up in bed on a cold January night in 2010. I live in a lovely lakeside town in Northern Michigan and am a freelance graphic designer. I love typography anything with a retro or vintage flair.

I first launched Transit Design on Etsy, making custom subway signs and vintage-style travel posters. It was the height of the Great Recession and thanks to wonderful folks like you, my sales helped save my home from going into foreclosure.

Since then, I continue to design and create new pieces. My custom wall art remains the most popular, with personalized touches unique to you. I enjoy making artwork that tells a story; whether it’s your European travel adventures, a family wedding, or visits to the lake house. When displayed on your walls, these pieces can evoke wonderful memories.

Please let me know if you're looking for something special. I’ll work with you to craft a piece just for you!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find something you love.

Please be sure to take a look at my graphic design portfolio too.

  • Michael Jon Watt - Transit Design


    I'm a freelance Graphic Designer who once studied Mime. I work from home overlooking a beautiful lake.

  • Lake Michigan Beach photo


    I am so lucky to call this place home! Michigan is a never ending source of inspiration and beauty no matter what season.

  • Tabby Cat peek out from under a blanket


    Cooper is my very vocal companion who loves to sleep hidden under the covers. He's a constant source of amusement.

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    $5 Flat-Rate Shipping on all Artwork.

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    Original Designs

    All of the items in my store were designed by me! (Except vintage.)

  • Map of Michigan

    Born in Michigan

    Created in Michigan, sent with love.

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