Treehouse NewsMoving on from Carsonified


writes on March 22, 2011

After two years and eleven months at Carsonified, I’ve decided to leave. It’s been an amazing experience working on the Carsonified team but all good things have to come to an end. My last day is this Thursday, 24th March.

Over the past year I’ve been working on a number of projects outside of Carsonified and I’ve now arrived at the point where something has to give. It’s always been an ambition of mine to run my own design studio and that’s what I now intend to do. I’m booking in projects for the coming months, so if you’re interested in me working on a project of yours, please email me at If you would like to see what I do you can check out my portfolio at

I want to take this opportunity to thank Ryan, Gill and all my team mates for making my time at Carsonified some of the best years of my working life.

[from Ryan]: I want to publicly thank Mike for being a huge part of Carsonified over the last three years. He’s truly one of the kindest, most creative and talented designers I’ve ever worked with. I’m crushed he’s leaving. But I’m also thrilled for him and the amazing things he’ll do in the future on his own. The creativity and passion he injected into Carsonified will be remembered for the rest of my life. Best of luck Mike! I’ll be cheering you on from the sideline ๐Ÿ™‚


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17 Responses to “Moving on from Carsonified”

  1. Anonymous on April 4, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

    Without a doubt Mike made his mark with Carsonified and it’s obvious both parties gained a great deal in the process. With Keir and Mike both leaving it must be a very exciting time for both of them and the Carsonified crew.

    New stuff is always cool.

  2. Samalwood Desuza on March 26, 2011 at 5:23 am said:

    Going of Mike is certainly a loss for Carsonified. But hope something positive outcome will be from Mike in coming future.

  3. Mike Kus on March 22, 2011 at 10:28 pm said:

    Thanks for your kind words everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wow.. that’s huge news. All the best to your future studio Mike, you’re going to kill it for sure. Your reputation in the community is of the highest standard. Carsonified will bounce back, there’s plenty of keen designers out there ready for this opportunity. However Mike’s work is definitely one of a kind, I don’t think Carsonified will try and clone his approach to design – maybe just step off in a new direction.

  5. never saw this coming. but Mike’s designs are super awesome and im bloody sure he will be successful with his studio

  6. Anonymous on March 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm said:

    Carsonified without Mike Kus is like Apple without Steve Jobs (no offense Ryan). Mike’s design work is what made me fall in love with the Carsonified way of designing unique experiences for the web. Good luck Mike, you’ll be a highly coveted designer for a looooong time.

  7. Good luck for the future Mike, although I don’t think you really need *luck* as your work is bloody amazing!

  8. Wow, didn’t see that coming. Good luck with everything your future holds. Not that I’ll miss you since I’m keeping my eyes on you (actually your Twitter stream, to make it less creepy). Again: Good luck!

  9. Jon Rawlins on March 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm said:

    Good luck Mike, it sounds like you will definately be missed by the Casonified team. You will be hard to replace ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Congrats on the move, Mike. Hope you find a ton of good business in the future. I’ll be sure to pass the word along.

  11. Best of luck, Mike! We all know you’re going to nail it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Christopherpinches on March 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm said:

    But Mike Kus is Carsonified! I’ll be following you regardless Mike; are you planning on setting up a conventional design studio?

  13. How bittersweet! Good luck in your new endeavor!

  14. Mike – exciting times ahead for you ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good luck (though don’t think you’ll need it) and all the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. wow, a hard pair of shoes to fill. Best of luck in all your future endeavors Mike.

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