Born in Montana and raised in Wisconsin, Grant Larson as a child loved the aroma and resonance of automotive exhaust just as much as he loved drawing. After attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, he moved to Pasadena to study at ArtCenter where he received a General Motors scholarship and also participated in GM’s summer internship program. Upon graduation, he worked at Audi in Germany, a company he long admired for their design clarity, function and precision. After three years in the Munich studio, Larson went to Porsche in 1989. As an Exterior Designer, he was responsible for bold and breakthrough designs for the original Boxster and Panamera automobiles. Grant also led designs for the Carrera GT (show car), the 91 (type 997) Carrera and Turbo, and enthusiast cars such as the 911 Speedster, Boxster Spyder and 911 Sport Classic.