Martin Darbyshire is appointed Chief Design Officer at Spacetalk Ltd.

Martin Darbyshire has been appointed Chief Design Officer at Spacetalk, developer of innovative technologies that keep families safe and connected.  He remains Chairman at tangerine, the business he founded in 1989.

Martin will work closely with the Spacetalk team to further embed and advance its design-led culture as the Company embarks on its next phase of growth.  The CDO role will encompass a broad spectrum of design leadership responsibilities including strategic design oversight of the next generation Spacetalk kids smartwatch phone devices and apps to deliver transformative customer experiences.

tangerine Chairman and Spacetalk CDO, Martin Darbyshire said “I am delighted to build on the design leadership work that tangerine has completed for Spacetalk since late 2019. I look forward to helping this fast-moving business move forward and to put design at the heart of their business strategy; supporting the Spacetalk team to create a great range of products.”

tangerine Chief Creative Officer, Matt Round said: “It is fantastic to see a company like Spacetalk value strategic partnership and put design at the heart of their business strategy. Martin’s new role builds on two years of successful collaboration in which tangerine and Spacetalk have designed smartphone wearables and improved the user experience across their devices and app.”

tangerine Chief Growth Officer, Geraint Edwards said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for tangerine to work closely with Spacetalk to create their next generation of smartwatches and build on our product and service innovation portfolio in the wearables market.”

Spacetalk CEO Mark Fortunatow said: “I warmly welcome Martin to Spacetalk.  Martin and his team at tangerine were closely involved in the design and development of our award-winning Spacetalk Adventurer watch, and his international reputation in the design world is legendary and well precedes him.”

Find out more about Spacetalk and tangerine’s partnership here



Martin Darbyshire, Chairman of tangerine and Spacetalk CDO (Photograph by John Munro)