Stephen Jurisic

Stephen Jurisic

Creative Chairman at Miami Ad School
Toronto, Canada

About me

Stephen graduated from OCAD in 1988, and over the next 10 years established himself as one of Canada’s top art directors. He was named Creative Director of Ammirati & Puris (with creative partner Angus Tucker) before leaving to start john st. Stephen has championed john st.’s emergence as a digital leader in social, interactive and mobile. He has chaired the Marketing Awards, the Bessies, Strategy magazine’s Shift Disturbers conference, and served on the jury at Cannes 2009. Stephen loves, in no particular order, his son, his dog, Batman comic books, and his wife Eva. Stephen also gives amazing Instagram.


Creative Chairman
Miami Ad School Toronto
January 2018 - Present (2 years 11 months)
4th year portfolio teacher
Toronto, Canada
2001 - 2005 (4 years)
Help students get their portfolios ready for the real world.
Art Director
Ammirati Puris
Toronto, Canada
1998 - 2001 (3 years)
Ammirati Puris
1994 - 1998 (4 years)
Art Director
Toronto, Canada
1995 (1 year)
I was a senior AD
Art Director
Bozell Palmer Bonner
1989 - 1991 (2 years)
I was a jr AD


Design and Advertising

1985 - 1988 (3 years)

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