Dan Quinlan


  • Dan Quinlan is a Research Associate at the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre (IMDC). His work as a vehicle designer extends from developing future facing production models to creating abstract concepts. He has worked on the government-funded GATEway project, the Future London Taxi project and managed projects in the Hyundai-KIA lab.

  • Biography

  • Dan graduated from the Royal College of Art’s Vehicle Design programme in 2014. He then worked as a Project Researcher in the Age & Ability Research Lab at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. Here, he had the opportunity to develop a vehicle for the Future London Taxi project as well as designing autonomous vehicles, guidelines for autonomy and roadmaps for the GATEway project. Dan’s responsibilities have ranged from working on vehicle concept ideation, vehicle styling, vehicle design for production, conducting research and solving technical challenges. More recently, he has had the opportunity to be part of a team setting up the new Intelligent Mobility Design Centre, also at the RCA. The IMDC  focuses on designing and researching in a ‘new’ age of transport and responding to challenges and opportunities new technologies open to the development of design related to physical movement in the information age. Originally from Ireland, Dan is an Industrial Design graduate of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

  • Awards and Grants

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