MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

DESIGN FIRM

ABOUT

Vita Motus is an innovative multi-disciplinary production design firm driven by artistic passion and grounded in industrial expertise. We pride ourselves on the creation of ground-breaking concepts, high-tech productions, and inspirational sculptural installations for today’s most influential artists, festivals, and brands.

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 2006, Vita Motus is a multi-disciplinary design firm that implements innovative techniques to create products and environments which set trends and forge new paths in the entertainment and design industries. Driven by a balance of artistic passion and industrial design expertise, Vita Motus has extensive experience working in automotive, interactive, & environmental designs, as well as TV and live theater sets, traveling tour stages and product development and design.

Vita Motus first gained notoriety in early design collaborations with Do LaB; the elaborate structures that resulted from this partnership had a significant impact on the overall aesthetic of major music festivals like Coachella, Boom Festival, EDC, Electric Forest and Lightning in a Bottle. After four years of designing festival structures alongside Do LaB, it was Vita Motus’ solo work with Amon Tobin for his 2011 ISAM Tour that established the company as an industry force. The cubic, pulsating set design was the first to incorporate video-mapping technology in that format, pushing the boundaries of live show experience. The international design community took notice.

Team

  • SYMBIOSIS Project Build
  • Heather Shaw CEO
  • Vice India Project Build
  • Damien Aranda Senior Designer
  • Matt Heinzler Assistant Designer
  • Elliott Dunwody Senior Producer
  • Stephen Bontly Assistant Designer _ CAD Designer
  • Jack Gilmore Assistant Designer Engineer
  • Emily King-Clark Producer
  • Do Lab Coachella Build
  • Absolute NYC Project Build
  • ISAM Touring Team
  • EDC Project Build
  • ICELAND BPS Project Build

ABOUT OUR CEO

Heather Shaw, founder of Vita Motus Design Studio, boasts a multi-dimensional career in environmental, industrial, transportation and production design with a conscious emphasis on functional purpose and designing the future. With a BS in Industrial / Transportation Design, she began her career designing cars for Audi, specializing in futuristic concept vehicles. While at Audi, Heather used her industrial design experience to create festival stages as a passion projects and brought the industrial design process into the festival and EDM music community.

In 2006, she founded Vita Motus, an innovative multidisciplinary design firm driven by artistic passion and grounded in industrial expertise. It was Vita Motus’ work with Amon Tobin for his 2011 ISAM Tour that established the studio as an industry force. Vita Motus prides itself on the creation of ground-breaking concepts, high-tech productions, main stage spectacles and inspirational sculptural installations for today’s most influential artists, festivals, and brands such as Pharrell Williams, EDC, Kaskade, and Red Bull.

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