About Us

Agency Bio

We started with a hunch.

We started Stack with two central hypotheses:

  • That some clients have creative needs that the larger agency networks can’t nimbly or cost-effectively serve;
  • And that those same clients have creative needs with outputs or considerations that span multiple areas, requiring a broader range
    of informed expertise.

Enter Stack: A new type of creative agency that built its nimble, multi-disciplinary approach into the very name of the place.

Since hanging our shingle, we’ve worked on numerous website builds, brand identities, extensions and toolkits, email marketing strategy & creative, print collateral, social media ads, and a multitude of other projects.


Toronto, ON, Canada

The World

Our Core Beliefs

Start With First Principles

Let’s express who you are, what you do, to the right customers, in the right ways, while answering their core needs and desires.

Prioritize Substance Over Flash

A simple, truthful message, communicated effectively, does wonders for a company’s brand over time.

Connect the Dots

We always consider the context that ties together your brand, website, marketing, and more in future-facing ways.

We’re Stronger Together

No agency is an island, and we often work with outside experts. We’ll partner with whoever is needed to get the job done.

Progress Over Perfection

Small changes, over time, can lead to great impacts. We approach our work with a view to client success through iteration.

Emotions Are Meant To Be Stirred

We’re all humans. A brand that stirs the soul while answering core needs will outperform those who focus on one or the other.

Stuart Thursby

Creative Director & Founder

Named one of Canada’s top Creative Directors and Designers by Strategy Magazine for 2019, Stuart has pursued a broad and deep range of experience throughout his career, spanning branding, digital design, traditional advertising, direct mail, and email/CRM marketing.

Prior to forming Stack, he worked at agencies such as AJ&Smart, BBDO, DARE, Edelman, FCB/SIX, Proximity, Teehan+Lax, Track DDB, Trajectory, and T4G. Key clients have included the Canadian Olympic Committee, CIBC, Fairmont Hotel, the Government of Canada, Kraft Canada, Mattamy Homes, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, PFLAG Canada, RBC, Rogers, Samsung, and Travel Yukon.

Visit Stuart’s website to check out his work prior to forming Stack.

He’s judged the New York Festivals and Marketing Awards, and taught visual and UX design at Humber College and RED Academy. His awards shelf includes statues, plaques and pencils from the ADCs, Cannes, Caples, D&ADs, Marketing Awards, One Show, Strategy, and the Webby’s, alongside a host of other global shows, and he’s both spoken on panels and written numerous articles on the overlap between advertising, design, and the web.


Stuart Thursby

Teams & Partners

Creative Excellence. Accountability. Adaptability. Our innovative project-oriented “Team Stack” business model balances the best of all three worlds.

We augment our full-time staff with best-in-class designers, writers, strategists, and developers. It’s not just about checking the boxes; it’s their unique experience and client-relevant expertise that counts. The benefits to our clients include a unified team built from a wider range of subject matter experts, merged with quality and process assurance and the daily push for unified creative excellence. 

Contact Us

Say Hello!

New Business Inquiries hello@stackcreative.co

Where We Are
Toronto, ON

Where We Serve
The World

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