Who We Are


Industry Cottage is headed up by John Nicol. As a highly experienced creative organisation, we are able to work on projects that agencies many times our size would, but at a fraction of the cost.

John has been immersed in creativity since 1994, starting at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (Degree in Sculpture) and then Glasgow School of Art (Master of Fine Art). He’s been a graphic designer since graduating in 2000, working for Navigator Responsive Advertising, Capital Document Solutions and Crystal Blue before spending 11 seasons at Hibernian FC.

Industry Cottage was established in 2014 and works with a wide range of clients. We are proud to be working closely with several established companies, in numerous sectors, as well as helping a host of smaller start-up businesses.

We pride ourselves on working in a way that best serves the client and the project. Working collaboratively with clients, technologists, experts in other fields or functioning as a stand-alone resource. We believe in the importance of establishing the brief and keeping the process lean and focussed.

One size doesn’t fit all but our experience, Industry Cottage aims to offer clients meaningful and practical creativity. We look forward to discussing the plans for your business. Get in touch for a chat…

John Nicol | Design Director