About Stack Creative

The Stack Method.

Every part of your brand and marketing is connected. Your identity; your messaging and positioning; the experience of your application, product, or store; the channels and tactics you use to promote your services and products.

To you, these are all different touchpoint and initiatives, and they may be handled by teams of one or a hundred. But to your potential customer, you’re just You, the brand they’re considering.

There are hundreds of excellent agencies out there who specialize in every niche under the sun, and for certain companies, that approach can work. But for the rest of us, we believe a blended approach leads to a better result that serves you better over both the short term and the long run.

Our approach marries creative, strategy, design, and production together into a tailored model that scales up or down the level of services required to suit the asks at hand.

Teams are tight and focused on taking the right steps for you and your customers. The activities we undertake are tailored to dramatically elevate your business. In short: we work with you to match the right tactics and outputs to the right big-picture goals, and then use right services to get you there.

Heck. That’s why we named the shop Stack Creative in the first place.

So let’s get to know each other, and see how we can help.

Our North Star: Leave the World a Better Place.

Our north star is simple: we use the powers of branding, design, digital, and the web to leave the world a better place than we found it.

If you’re working to actively make the world a better place, give us a shout. We’re here to help you.

Toronto is Home. But We Work Worldwide.

We hung our shingle in early 2018, and we’ve currently based out of our office in the Distillery District in Toronto, Canada. But thanks to the new realities of remote work and easy access to travel, we work with clients all over the world.

The Team

Our core team consists of of seasoned, whip-smart, talented designers, copywriters, developers, and strategists.

Depending on your needs, we can augment our team with additional support in product/app development, business strategy, growth marketing, printing, and campaign management.

Stuart Thursby

Creative Director and Founder

Stuart founded Stack Creative in 2018, with the goal of building an agency that’s rooted in brand and digital, but flexible enough to adapt to each client as well as the ongoing shifts in marketing and design.

Named one of Canada’s top Creative Directors and Designers by Strategy Magazine, Stuart’s career has included stints as an Art Director and Associate Design Director at some of the best agencies in the world, included AJ&Smart, BBDO, Cossette, DARE, DDB, Edelman, FCB/SIX, Proximity, Ryan Edwards, T4G, and Teehan+Lax.

Key clients include the Canadian Olympic Committee, CIBC, Fairmont Hotels, the Government of Canada (National Student Loans Service Centre), Mattamy Homes, Mercedes-Benz, Ontario Ministry of Health, Partnership for a Drug Free Canada, PFLAG Canada, RBC, Rogers, Samsung, TD, Tourism New Brunswick, and Travel Yukon.

Stuart has also taught UX and digital design at Humber College and RED Academy, alongside numerous articles, podcast guest appearances, guest talks, and panels.

Get Started with Stack

We’re a friendly bunch, and we’re always up for a coffee or cocktail to see if we might be able to help with your marketing challenges. Don’t be shy; say hello!

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