P.O. Box 550, Brooklyn, NY 11211


born: toronto
raised: internet
now: brooklyn 

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

I occasionally write:
Unsolicited Advice
Thought Catalog
Penguin USA

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 USA, with additional editions via Penguin UK, Companhia Das Letras, Plaza & Janes, and more.

I’m currently an artist 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
Companhia Das Letras
Friends of The High Line

A bit more about me:
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)