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.