Dan Quinlan


  • Dan Quinlan is a vehicle designer with a diverse set of skills and experience. A graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Vehicle Design course, he specialises in ideation, illustrating designs in a digital and physical medium and translating conceptual designs into tangible outputs. He has also worked in other areas including furniture design. Dan is interested in the exploration of future mobility and its effects on the environment. When designing, he believes in the importance of attention to detail and the value of user experience in the design process.

  • Biography

  • Dan joined the Age & Ability Research Lab in August 2014. Since joining the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design he has been working on the Future London Taxi project as well as designing autonomous vehicles for the GATEway project. His responsibilities range from working on vehicle concept ideation, vehicle design for production, conducting research and overcoming technical challenges. Originally from Ireland, Dan is an Industrial Design graduate of the National College of Art and Design. While studying in the Royal College of Art, Dan won 1st prize in the first year major project with the automotive company Sabic in a project called ‘Light the car'.

  • Awards and Grants

  • Sabic Light the Car Project - 1st place (2013)