Hello there!

I’m Stuart Thursby, the Founder & Creative Director of Stack Creative, a branding and creative agency based in Toronto, Canada.

This is my personal website, a holding place for writing, a short bio, and ways to get in touch with me personally.

I’m actively seeking both writing and speaking engagements in 2019 – so if you’re looking for a new voice to add to your mix, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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Stuart Thursby

Bio

As a Creative Director in the branding and design space, I spend every day trying to make my team, the work, and the creative process better, smoother, and more creative than the day before. The pursuit of doing right by the client, the customer, the project and the team is my guiding philosophy.
 
2018 marked a new chapter, as I founded Stack Creative with a view to helping companies find ways to more accurately & succinctly present themselves to the world. Regardless of whether this involves a full rebrand or a simple print ad, we approach every project the same way: clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose.
 
Growing up, I wanted to be a high school history teacher, and this teaching-focused mindset has stayed with me as I’ve progressed through my career. I’ve been fortunate to teach both Visual and UX Design at Humber College and RED Academy, as well as guest speak on the industry and career progression at various events to date.
 
My awards shelf contains recognition from the ADCCs, Applied Arts, Art Directors Club, Atomic Awards, BILD, Canadian Marketing Awards, Cannes, Caples, Clios, D&ADs, Epica, Media Innovation Awards, One Show, Strategy Awards, and the Webby’s, and I was recently named one of Canada’s top Creative Directors and Designers by Strategy Magazine.
 
I’ve also judged both the New York Festivals Advertising Show as well as the Marketing Awards, and have previously served on the Design Program Advisory Committee for Centennial College.
 
If you’re looking for a new face to join a board, judge an awards show, or teach a workshop, my line is always open.

Agencies Worked

Stack Creative

AJ&Smart (Berlin)
BBDO Canada
DARE
DDB Canada
Edelman
FCB/SIX
Idea Rebel
Proximity Canada
Teehan+Lax
Trajectory
T4G

Awards

ADCCs
Art Director’s Club/One Show
BILD
Cannes Lions
Caples
Clios
CMAs
D&ADs
Epica
Marketing
MIAs
Strategy
Webbys

Articles

Operationalizing Creativity
The Minimum Viable Brand
The Middle: A New Agency Model
Expanding Branding
Launching Stack Creative

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