Who's this AdamJK guy?


So dannie.
You've talked a LOT about this adamjk guy lately.
Who is he? 

Great question guys! Let me fill you in. 

Adam J. Kurtz is a 28 year old from Toronto currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He's a designer, artist and author of two creative journal books, 1 Page at a Time and Pick Me Up, which have been translated into a dozen languages each. He's known for making funny, relatable work that explores the creative process itself, tries to find the good in life’s darkness, and just for being like a nice, weird guy??? He's as surprised as anyone that his personal hobby has grown into a full-on career. He also has a small line of gifts and stationery, has done product collections with brands like Urban Outfitters and Fishs Eddy, and has done freelance design and illustration for clients like Adobe, Pepsi, and the New York Times.

Like, woah.

Yeah...but why are you talking about him NOW?

Well guys, he just had a book come out this week! 

From the creative mind and heart of designer Adam J. Kurtz comes this upbeat rallying cry for creators of all stripes. Expanding on a series of popular essays, this handwritten and heartfelt book shares wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display themost crucial reminders or to pass a bit of advice on to someone who needs it.

As wry and cheeky as it is empathic and empowering, this deceptively simple, vibrantly full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who wants to be more creative–even when it would be easier to give up and act normal. 

Yeah, that sounds AWESOME! 

Right? I thought so too! The best part is, I have some sneak peeks of the inside pages for you. Check them out below.