P.O. Box 550, Brooklyn, NY 11211


born: toronto
raised: internet
now: brooklyn 

email list: YES!
tumblr: yep
instagram: yeah
flickr: sure
twitter: okay

I occasionally write:
Penguin USA
Unsolicited Advice
Thought Catalog

print & digital
hand lettering
animated .gifs
gift products
mail (in general)

I’m Adam J. Kurtz, but a lot of people call me “ADAMJK” and that’s okay too. I’m a graphic designer and artist currently living in New York.

I’m very interested in the ephemera of daily life, small tokens and messages, creating honest, accessible work through my gift shop, and other small-scale collaborations. You could say my personal work is “really, really, personal.”

My book 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion is now available through Penguin Random House, with worldwide editions via Penguin UK, Companhia Das Letras, Plaza & Janes, and more.

I’m currently an artist & writer at BuzzFeed. I’ve previously held design positions at Barton F. Graf, Houpla Studio and Ads Next. In 2009, I completed my BFA in Visual Arts at UMBC.

Clients include:
Penguin Random House, Urban Outfitters, The New York Times, Warner Music Group, AARP, Companhia Das Letras, Friends of The High Line, Zagat, TheStreet, Tattly, Brooklyn Public Library, Tumblr

A bit more about me:
Design*Sponge (2015)
ADWEEK (2015)
Time Out New York (2015)
Kickstarter Blog (2014)
Explore Create Repeat (2014)
Urban Outfitters Studio Visit (2014)
OAK Studio Session (2014)
Booooooom (2014)
IMPOSE Magazine (2013)
ADWEEK (2013)
adamjk guest intern (2012)
PAPER (2012)
tired hands zine (2009)