Martin Darbyshire

Founder and CEO


Martin has been inspiring groundbreaking innovation and design at tangerine since co-founding the company in 1989. Under his stewardship the company has grown into an international design consultancy with offices in the UK, South Korea and Brazil; from which, tangerine exports design services to leading retailers, service providers and manufactures.

tangerine design every touchpoint a customer can have with a brand and, in many cases, the brand itself.  Their reach extends from foresight within trend and creative direction, to design-led strategy and rethinking companies’ business models.

Martin served two terms as a Board Member of the World Design Organization (formerly the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).

He is honoured to be a trustee of the UK Design Council, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Chartered Society of Designers and represents design on IE:UK, the Infrastructure Exports board of the UK Government’s Department for International Trade.