After a decade in publishing, Mike formed the highly successful design consultancy Carroll, Dempsey and Thirkell (CDT) in 1979, which he ran for 27 years. In 2007 he left to set up Studio Dempsey.
Mike’s awards include the New York Art Director’s Club Silver Cube, the CSD Minerva Award, ten D&AD Silvers, the coveted Gold award, and in 2012 he received a special D&AD Black Pencil for most awarded designer in
their 50-year history.
He is a member of Alliance Graphic International, a past President of D&AD, a past Master of The Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, having been made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1994.