DANIEL HARKINProduct Design Engineer


Hello. I am Daniel Harkin.

I am a Product Design Engineering, graduate of the award winning product design engineering course at the Glasgow School of Art & The University of Glasgow.

I am a no-nonsense, inventive, problem solving designer with a meticulous eye for detail and aesthetic.

I have many years of experience working with smartphone and tablet hardware, and my general love of consumer electronics extends from kitchen appliances to home audio.


Product Design Engineering (PDE) is an award winning degree program, taught at The Glasgow School of Art, and The University of Glasgow.

The course combines studio and workshop education at the Glasgow School of Art, with core Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at The University of Glasgow.

My tandem studies in both disciplines is apparent in my work, with well considered design decisions in aesthetic, usability, and human factors, but also in material selection, structural integrity, and design for manufacture.

Design in Action Prize for commercial potential
John Lewis PitchUp
Cultural Enterprise Office - Funding Award winner
James Dyson foundation project bursary
GU68 Engineering Trust PDE Trust Award for Excellence and Innovation 2014
1st Prize - Degree show Award for design innovation

Merchant Taylors School
GCSE & ALevel

City of Liverpool College
3D Digital Animation & Critical Studies of Fine Art

The University of Glasgow & The Glasgow School of Art
Product Design Engineering (MEng Hons 1:1)

Advanced Materials Science & Selection
Advanced Manufacture (NanoManufacture & Composites)
Applicable Engineering Mathematics
Control Engineering
Engineering Computing (MATLAB & Mathematica)
Mathematical Modelling & Simulation
Microcontroller programming & Architecture
Power Electronics
Robotic Manufacture & Assembly
Mechanics of Solids & Structures
Heat transfer