Jozef Kaban, head of design for the Rolls-Royce brand, has left the company with immediate effect.
He replaced Giles Taylor, who quit the automaker in June 2018 to head up the design team responsible for the Chinese luxury marque Hongqi.
The Slovakian designer began his career at the Volkswagen Group in 1999, and is credited with designing the exterior for the Bugatti Veyron.
According to Rolls-Royce, Kaban is leaving to pursue other interests, which is industry-speak for jumping ship to another manufacturer.
"Although Jozef has been with Rolls-Royce for a very short period we thank him for his input during his tenure. We wish him the best for the future," Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said in a prepared statement.
It's unclear where Kaban is heading to, but we expect to find out within the next few months. Rolls-Royce has yet to name a replacement, which will be "made in due course".