Stuart Thursby

Founder & Creative Director

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I'm the Founder and Creative Director of Stack Creative, a multidisciplinary creative studio based in Toronto, Canada.

Prior to forming Stack, I worked in both Toronto and Berlin with agencies such as AJ&Smart, BBDO & Proximity Canada, DDB, FCB/SIX, Teehan+Lax, and T4G Kick as a designer, art director and associate design director.

My awards shelf contains recognition from the ADCCs, Applied Arts, CMAs, Cannes, D&ADs, Webby’s and more, and I’ve been fortunate enough to teach classes in visual design at Humber College and UX design at RED Academy to boot.

Work Experience

Stack Creative

Founder & Creative Director

Founder & Creative Director of Stack Creative, a multidisciplinary design studio based in Toronto. We exist to bring your business, brand or product’s creative needs to reality.
May 2018 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Freelance

Senior Art Director/ACD

July 2017 - May 2018

FCB/SIX

Associate Design Director

Clients: Azamara, Canada Student Loans, CIBC, Made in Space, PFlag Canada, Primus
August 2016 - July 2017 Ontario, Canada

T4G Kick

Art Director

Clients included Fairmont Hotels, Mattamy Homes, Tourism New Brunswick, Travel Yukon
January 2015 - August 2016 Ontario, Canada

Freelance

Art Director

Freelanced with Teehan+Lax, T4G Kick, AJ&Smart, Edelman, DARE, Trajectory, RyanEdwards
July 2013 - January 2015 Ontario, Canada

Proximity 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 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, Copywriting, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Photography, UX Design,