Martin Gaffney is a visual communications designer, artist and musician based in Dublin. Martin nurtures a culture of exploration in both his art and design work. He runs an experimental design, print and art space; Space for Culture at Main Street in Killeshandra Co Cavan.


Martin was a founder of Designworks in 1983 and its Managing Director until June 2009 when he became the studio’s senior brand strategist.

As a brand strategist, Martin works closely with organisations and individuals across a wide range of sectors to bring brand stories to life and create innovative visual communications that engage, through creative thinking, crafted design and coherent implementation. His personal style founded on empathy and continuous improvement - encourages change  and solves real business problems.


Martin is a renowned traditional Irish Musician and plays concert flute, whistle, piano and piano accordion. He teaches, performs, records and adjudicates Irish music in Ireland and overseas.


+353 86 2501 791


16 Oakdown Road,

Dublin D14 Y593, Ireland

FIDI. Fellow of the Institute of Designers in Ireland. © 2021 Martin Gaffney. All Rights Reserved


Space for Culture

Main Street, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan