Art Direction & Design
My name is Stuart Thursby, and I am an Art Director at T4G Kick in Toronto, with a specific focus on design. On everything I work on, my goal is to stretch the creative product in pursuit of maximizing the audience’s understanding and resonance, while ensuring that every facet answers to responsible UX and graphic design principles and practices while working within each project’s unique goals, scopes, requirements and timelines.
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. Some of the agencies I’ve worked with include T4G Kick, Proxmity/BBDO, Teehan+Lax, DARE, Edelman, AJ&Smart and Trajectory, and some clients include Art Canada Institute, BlackBerry, Campbell’s Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Fairmont Hotels, Mattamy Homes, Monoqi, Ryerson, Shipwire, 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. In recent months I’ve also started teaching as a part-time instructor at Humber College and RED Academy. I’ve spoken on panels, written numerous articles on the industry for organizations such as Applied Arts and FITC, and have an award shelf that includes recognition from Cannes, the ADCC, CMAs, John Caples and more. Photography is my main creative pursuit beyond art direction and design.
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ART DIRECTOR, T4G KICK
JAN 2015 — PRESENT, TORONTO
ART DIRECTOR, FREELANCE
JUL 2013 — JAN 2015, TORONTO/BERLIN
ART DIRECTOR, PROXIMITY/BBDO
DEC 2010 — JUL 2013, TORONTO
COMMUNITY MANAGER, APPLIED ARTS
SEP 2009 — DEC 2010, TORONTO
ADVANCED INTERACTIVE DESIGN
SEP 2015 — PRESENT, HUMBER COLLEGE
MAY 2016 — PRESENT, RED ACADEMY
APPLIED ARTS MAGAZINE
APPLIED ARTS PANELS
BEHANCE FEATURED (x2)
WEB DESIGN SERVED