STUDENT AWARDS JUDGES 2021: Stuart Thursby
Inspiration and Advice for the Next Generation of Creatives
March 12, 2021
FCB/SIX, DESTINATION PRIDE, Mobile/Tablet - Single, 2018 Advertising Awards winner.
Our 2021 Student Awards Judges have built some incredible careers, and an Applied Arts Student Award is an excellent foundation to start building yours.
Regardless of what stage in their career our 2021 Student Awards Judges are at, one thing they all share is that they were once students looking to get their work into the world; just like you. They know where you’re coming from, now you can get to know a bit about where they came from, what inspires them, and even some nuggets of creative counsel.
Stuart Thursby, Principal & Creative Director at Stack Creative in Toronto, Alumni of Western University
My biggest source of creative inspiration is taking in as wide a variety of experiences, shows, games, flavours, sounds, and sights as I can.
My one piece of advice to the next generation of creatives is: resist locking yourself to one set career trajectory. There’s more security in entrepreneurship and staying active in multiple areas than it may seem.
Something most people who work with me don't know is that I have a degree in History.
My favourite way to unwind from work is mainlining Euro drama shows. Borgen? Trapped? Broadchurch? Dark? May there be many more!
I think the secret to my success is working with good, smart people who are in this crazy business for the right reasons.
I'm currently obsessed with…did I mention Borgen? Because it’s 100% Borgen.
Student Awards Deadline: May 21, 2021