P.O. Box 550, Brooklyn, NY 11211


born: toronto
raised: internet
now: new york 

email list: YES
gift shop: totally
instagram: yeah
twitter: sure
tumblr: yep
facebook: cool
vine: okay
skillshare: let’s do this!

I occasionally write:
Penguin USA
Thought Catalog
Unsolicited Advice

Favorite breads:
A good, hearty wheat
Rye (again)

I’m Adam J. Kurtz, but many people know me as ADAMJK. I’m a designer, artist, and author based in New York. In addition to client projects, I have a large body of “very personal” work including publishing projects, brand collaborations and smaller-scale artist goods.


My first book 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion is now available through Penguin Random House, with worldwide editions via Companhia Das Letras, Plaza & Janes, and more. A follow-up, currently untitled, is expected Fall 2016.

I’ve previously held design & illustration positions at Barton F. Graf, BuzzFeed, Houpla and Ads Next. I earned my BFA from UMBC in 2009. Some people think I went to MICA but I didn’t, lol.

Clients include:
Penguin Random House, Urban Outfitters, Pepsi, The New York Times, Warner Music Group, Refinery29, Companhia Das Letras, Friends of The High Line, BuzzFeed, Zagat, Hewlett-Packard, The Strand Bookstore, Creative Mornings, Brooklyn Public Library, AARP, Tattly, Tumblr

Select Press & Interviews:
Lisa Congdon’s Blog (2015)
ArtReport (2015)
Cool Hunting (2015)
Design*Sponge (2015)
Huffington Post (2015)
Fast Company (2015)
Urban Outfitters Interview (2015)
Time Out New York (2015)
Format Magazine (2014)
Kickstarter Blog (2014)
Urban Outfitters Studio Visit (2014)
ALDO/Call It Spring (2014)
OAK Studio Session (2014)
Booooooom (2014)
IMPOSE Magazine (2013)
ADWEEK (2013)
adamjk guest intern (2012)
PAPER (2012)