Features

*

5 Minutes with... Blair Thomson - Creative Director at Believe In

Published

*

"I'm a creative thinker. My role is a combination of design, creative direction, brand strategy, and all the business and management side of agency life."
--  Blair Thomson --

*
How did you get started in the industry?
Started out as the unofficial marketing man for my old rock band - flyers, demo sleeves, posters, tickets, advertising, merchandising etc. Progressed into a proper full time position in advertising (London). Made the move to go it alone in 1996 after continued frustration working
for others and desire to create my own thing.

What's your current favourite piece of creative work at the moment?
Puma's eco box/bag. Moving Brand's brand work for 'All About Tea'

What do you love about your job?
Living the dream. Working with great people and brave clients. Getting to know amazing creatives in the industry.

If you could give one piece of advice for someone starting out,
what would it be?

Stick to your guns, be true to your vision and never let them grind you down.

*

If you have one Super power what would it be?
Telepathy could come in handy on many levels.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Old and happy.

You have already worked with some amazing brands, who would you like to work with next?
A fashion client, an airline, and more challenger brands in food and
drink would be fine.

iPhone or Blackberry? 
iPhone.

Your favourite app?
Flipboard.

Playstation or Wii?
Wii.

Too Cool for School or too School for Cool? *
Too cool for school.

Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter.

Eat In or eat out?
Eat Out.

Follow Blair Thomson
Twitter: @BlairThomson
Instagram: @BlairThomson
LinkedIn: /believeinblairthomson

ABOUT BELIEVE IN

*Believe in is an independent design and branding agency established in 1996. We exist to articulate engaging, provocative and effective brand experiences driven by ideas and solid research. We push boundaries and exploit possibilities, working in partnership with ambitious clients to realise the full potential of their brands.

Comments

More Features

*

Features

Ads that made history: IKEA's Dining Room (1994)

When we think of ads that made history, we usually focus on one particular aspect. We want to see the most expensive, the most effective, the one that made us all laugh or cry, maybe even the one who made us all wish we could start a class action on...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
*

Features

From Magic Lanterns to ToonBoom: The Outstanding History of Animation

When I was a kid, I used to consume a whole lot of animation. Disney was my favoured choice to fill a boring evening, but I would not disdain Looney Tunes, Pingu (big one for me) or the occasional Matt Groening stuff. To me, animation was a given....

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
*

Features

Ads that made history: No. 5 The Film by Chanel

Nicole Kidman and Film Director Baz Luhrmann have always had their own “thing.” By good Baz’s own admittance in an old Vanity Fair interview, him and the movie star have worked together since they were much younger and there has...

Posted by: Antonino Lupo
ad: