Stuart Thursby //
Creative Director

Creative Direction

Broad and deep experience in building and leading teams across pretty much every agency scale—including founding my own.

Art Direction

15+ years spent art directing the hell out of everything from web to 360º campaigns to AR and XM to brand.


Creative is paramount, but it's gotta have a reason to be. I've augmented my creative brain with experience across UX and IA, business, and brand to help connect every dot.

My Deepest Creative Belief

"Move Me, Dude."

Those were the words spoken by Dan Wieden in the documentary Art & Copy about what makes great creative tick — and it's been part of my creative approach ever since.

I’m a Creative Director based in Toronto with a 15-year track record of building and leading teams alongside rolling up my sleeves and getting the work done.

My focus has intentionally blended the concepts and craft of advertising, digital, XM, and brand, although my firm belief is that the best work isn't a one-off, but that magical mix of a spark of an idea that's got enough legs to work well across every execution needed.

I am currently available for new opportunities.

About Me

A little about where I've worked, what I've done, where I've taught, awards won and judged, and the like.

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Creative Thinking

Writing aloud on my creative philosophy, agency practices and services, and the wild, wacky, and wonderful creative business we're all in.

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