Toad’s Caravan is a creative agency based in the west end of Glasgow. They specialise in film, animation, illustration and motion graphics. Founded by Joanna Susskind in 2010, Toad’s Caravan has worked with many happy clients including Enable Scotland, The Citizens Theatre, STV Creative, Glasgow Film Festival, The Digital Design Studio, The Commonwealth Games, Creative Scotland, Shed Media and lots more. Here, they take you through what they suggest you do if you find yourself in Glasgow for the day.

We recommend (in Glasgow):

First thing

Pay a visit to the charming Rocco and Santino at Smile Cafe on Queen Margaret Drive. Their coffee is dynamite. We often pick up a round for the team at TC – hard to get going without it, we’ll tell you that for free!

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Be productive and listen to super blank rain noise while you respond to emails, read the news and plan for the day.


Check out what Parisien Lucien Zayan is up to by following @TheInvisibleDog on Instagram. This arts centre in Brooklyn, NYC is host to all sorts of amazingly weird and wonderfully creative things. We paid many a visit to this spot whilst working remotely in the states. Glasgow would lap up an Invisible Dog, so it would. Come visit Lucien!



Make things and be creative whilst listening to this excellent Electronic Concentration compiled by Spotify. Thanks guys!


Give Rachna a call and order in or go pick up some seriously good curry from Babu Bombay Street Kitchen.


Post lunch

Turn designs in to REAL THINGS YOU CAN TOUCH with PushPrint for fast turn-around times, sound advice and general all-round great quality (service, staff and product).


Late afternoon

Continue that conversation across the street over a pint at the ever impressive Ubiquitous Chip where fires roar around the clock, dogs are welcome and drinks are served in the sunshine on the roof terrace. Heaven.


Later on

Listen to Kate Bush and Roxy Music, neck some cheap lager and draw with the wrong hand to take the focus off your lack of skills at All The Young Nudes life drawing club (Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee).


Find out more about Toad’s Caravan founder, Joanna on Central Station here. Toad’s Caravan are currently looking for new residents. If you’re a small business or creative freelancer, get in touch with Joanna by emailing

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