In 1989, Darren Vigilant graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Industrial Design. After completing the 5-year program, he worked for himself with the purpose of financing a motorcycle tour and customizing a 1990 BMW for the journey. Soon after achieving his goals, Darren shipped his motorcycle to Germany where he began the trip. Over the course of a year, he traveled through Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, and Morocco traversing over 35,000 miles.
In 1992, upon returning to the United States, Darren founded Vigilant Design. Over the last 25 years, Darren has grown the business into a notable design and fabrication business. In addition to building the pieces, Darren often works in collaboration with designers, architects, and machinists to resolve mechanical and technical issues.