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Stuart Thursby

Art Director/Senior Designer

Berlin, Germany
I am an art director & senior designer from Toronto, Canada, currently freelancing out of Berlin, Germany.

Primarily, my works falls within digital art direction and graphic design, though I’ve been lucky enough to work on pretty much every type of project across virtually every media for clients ranging from the biggest companies to the smallest start-ups.

My spare time is chiefly taken up with photography, though I also dabble in writing and playing music. I’ve spoken at events, I regularly write for Applied Arts, and I've even led a few workshops over the years. I am also a member of the Program Advisory Council for Centennial College's Graphic Design program in Toronto.

It's always nice to be recognized for being a part of making something good happen, and some of the projects I’ve worked on have been recognized by Cannes, the Canadian Marketing Awards, the Advertising & Design Club of Canada, Caples and Applied Arts.

Work Experience

Freelance

Art Director

AJ&Smart, Andy's Caravan Services, Art Canada Institute, Bourbon, Deutsche Telekom, Jobspotting, LangerChen, Letsfeedback, Monoqi, Ontario Real Estate Association, Rheingau Founders, Robert Kerr Foundation, Ryan Edwards, Schutzklick, Startup Messiahs, Story Planet & the Intergalactic Travel Authority, Woonder
July 2013 - Present Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Proximity/BBDO Canada

Art Director

Bayer, BlackBerry, Campbell Soup Company, Canadian Olympic Committee, Cesar, Gillette, HP, Ministry of Health, Pedigree, Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, RBC, SiriusXM, Soulpepper, Starbucks, Swiss Chalet, Tennis Canada, Ve'ahavta, Whiskas
November 2010 - July 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Applied Arts

Community Coordinator

September 2009 - October 2010 Toronto, Canada

Fairmount Books

Graphic Designer

June 2008 - May 2009 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ryan Edwards

Graphic Designer (Intern)

April 2007 - August 2007 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

University Of Western Ontario

Honours B.A., History

Dean's List
September 2005 - April 2008 London, Ontario, Canada

Languages

English (Fluent),
French (Conversational),
German (Beginner),

Awards

Cannes Lions

Titanium and Integrated, Bronze

2013

Advertising And Design Club Of Canada

Advertising Integrated Campaign, Silver

2013

Advertising And Design Club Of Canada

Interactive Media: Digital Integrated Campaign, Merit

2013

Canadian Marketing Awards

Integrated: NFP/Fundraising/Public Service, Gold

2013

Canadian Marketing Awards

Community Engagement: NFP/Fundraising/Public Service, Silver

2013

John Caples International Awards

Integrated Campaign: Silver

2013

John Caples International Awards

Social Media: Finalist

2013

John Caples International Awards

Launch Campaign: Finalist

2013

Canadian Marketing Awards

Digital: NFP/Fundraising/Public Service, Bronze

2012

John Caples International Awards

Digital Campaign, Finalist

2012

Applied Arts Magazine

Photography Award Winner 2011

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Skills

Art Direction, Digital, Graphic Design,