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My name is Mike Dempsey. I have been a graphic designer for more years than I care to remember.


Mike Dempsey has been has been around the block a bit.
A graphic designer for over 40 years. He worked in publishing for 10 of those. Founded the design consultancy CDT in 1979 and has created everything from stamps to film title sequences and editorial design to visual identities. He is a writer, photographer, broadcaster, painter, blogger and studied acting at the Method Studio London. In between all that he’s had 6 children, 8 houses, 2 divorces, 5 cats and 2 dogs. He has won 10 D&AD Silvers and a Gold. Elected a member of Alliance Graphic International, was President of D&AD and past Master of The Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry. In 2012 he was awarded a D&AD special Black Pencil for most awarded designer in D&AD's 50th anniversary. He left CDT at the end of 2007 to form Studio Dempsey - an intimate space to dream and create.

He lives and works in London and Dorset.