Country for PR: Australia
Contributor: Medianet International
Thursday, November 25 2021 - 20:00
Spacetalk Appoints Chief Design Officer
ADELAIDE, Australia, Nov. 25, 2021/Medianet International-AsiaNet/--


-- Spacetalk appoints Martin Darbyshire as Chief Design Officer
-- Founder and Chairman of Tangerine, Martin is a globally recognised design 

Spacetalk Ltd. (ASX:SPA) ("Spacetalk" or "Company"), developer of innovative 
technologies that keep families safe and connected, is delighted to announce 
the appointment of Martin Darbyshire as Chief Design Officer ("CDO").  Martin 
joins Spacetalk from London based design firm Tangerine, the company he founded 
in 1989, and where he remains Chairman.

Since its founding, Tangerine has worked with some of the world's most renowned 
brands, including Apple, British Airways, Huawei, LG, Toyota and Virgin 
Australia, innovating to design compelling customer experiences and globally 
recognised products and services.  A young Tangerine team, consisting of Martin 
Darbyshire, Clive Grinyer and Sir Jonathan Ive were instrumental in strategic 
direction setting for Apple and LG in the early 1990s.  Martin is a fellow of 
the Royal Society of Designers and Chartered Society of Designers and a Trustee 
of the UK Design Council.

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 

Spacetalk's ownership and control of its end-to-end technology and design is 
unique amongst its peers providing an important source of strategic competitive 
advantage.  Martin’s appointment will further enhance Spacetalk's existing 

(2)Dr Brandon Gien is Chair of Australia's Good Design Awards, Deputy Chair of 
the Australian Design Council and former President of the World Design 

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.

"Spacetalk aspires to be a truly design-led technology company. Together with 
Non-Executive Director Dr. Brandon Gien, himself a globally recognised design 
advocate, Martin's appointment as CDO has enabled us to build a formidable and 
world class design team to take our products and customer experiences to the 
next level."

Spacetalk CDO and Chairman of Tangerine Martin Darbyshire said: "I am delighted 
to build on the design leadership work that Tangerine has completed for 
Spacetalk in this last year. I look forward to helping this fast-moving 
business move forward and to put design at the heart of their business 
strategy; supporting Mark and the Spacetalk team to create a customer 
experience that is truly transformational."

This announcement has been authorised by Spacetalk CEO Mark Fortunatow. 

To learn more about the Spacetalk devices and app platform, please visit: 
Investor Centre: 

For more information, please contact: 
Dimitri Burshtein
Investor Relations and Corporate Development
M: +61 493 041 751

SOURCE: Spacetalk Ltd.

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   Caption: Spacetalk CDO and Chairman of Tangerine, Martin Darbyshire 
(Photograph by John Munro)