Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson graduated from Manchester Polytechnic with an honours degree in Graphic and Advertising Design. He fulfilled his dream and became an Advertising Art Director at FGA in London under the guidance of David Abbot. Colin worked in many of London’s finest Agencies including FCO, BMP and Fletcher Shelton Delaney, before moving North to Edinburgh where he worked at Hall Advertising. Whilst working there Colin created one of Scotland’s most famous Advertising campaigns’ for Tennent’s Special. The campaign won many regional and international awards.

After spending more and more time Illustrating his own Ads Colin took the plunge and decided to move into his new love and became an Illustrator full time. He has now been scribbling away for 10 years and has produced campaigns for Askit, Match Makers, Alliance and Leicester, Standard Life and British Gas.

Colin has since developed his illustrative style into animation and has set up a full working studio at home capable of turning his illustrations into full animations. He now animates the Askit TV commercials and has recently illustrated and animated a full campaign for the Government in Scotland to improve waste disposal, that ran in Press, Posters, TV, Buses and even petrol pump handles.


Trinity House
29 Lynedoch Street
Glasgow G3 6EF

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MTP was formed in 1988 with the intention of being the first Scottish based Commercials Production Company.

In the year 2000 we were acclaimed to be the Production Company of the Decade because we had brought ‘International standards of Production to Scotland.’ In 2011 we became the only Production Company to be given an achievement award for making an outstanding contribution to the British Advertising Industry.

We operate a policy of developing new talent locally and we also work with London based and overseas Directors where appropriate.

We operate a Production Service arm helping overseas and English companies find filming locations and shoot in Scotland.

Our documentary company MSP has won numerous awards since it's inception in 2005, including a Royal Television Society nomination.

We are becoming more and more involved with viral and web content and our internet work has also achieved many awards including UK Viral of the Year 2010.

We have won over 200 national and international awards and been in D&AD twelve times.