Stuart Thursby

Associate Design Director

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I am a freelance Senior Art Director/ACD, based in Toronto, Canada.

To date, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on every media type out there for a wide variety of clients, though my focus has been on digital experiences. Agencies I’ve worked with include FCB/SIX, T4G Kick, Proximity Canada, Teehan+Lax, DARE, Edelman, AJ&Smart and Trajectory. Key clients over the years include BlackBerry, Campbell's Canada, Canada Student Loans, Canadian Olympic Committee, CIBC, Fairmont Hotels, Mattamy Homes, Primus, RBC and Travel Yukon.

I’ve mostly been based in Toronto, with the addition of a six-month span of time spent freelancing in Berlin, Germany. Additional work includes stints teaching as a part-time instructor at both Humber College and RED Academy, speaking on various panels, and writing numerous articles for organizations such as Applied Arts and FITC. To boot, the awards shelf includes recognition from Cannes, the ADCC, CMAs, John Caples and more.

Work Experience

Freelance

Senior Art Director/ACD

Available for short or long term contracts in the fields of advertising and design.
August 2017 -

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,