Adam J . Kurtz
Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz
Insights and inspiration for anyone who makes art (or anything else) from someone who's been there (and kind of still is).
Handwritten and heartfelt, this pocket-sized book by designer Adam J. Kurtz offers wisdom and empathy from one working artist to others, with perforated pages to share or display. Deceptively simple, this full-color book will be a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else working to harness their passion for a more creative life.
Recommended for creatives, makers, artists, and writers of all kinds, whether you're a professional, hobbyist, still figuring it out, or somewhere in between.
Praise for Things Are What You Make of Them:
"This brilliant, life-affirming book is chock full of audacious advice to help creative people make sense of rejection, failure, false starts, fame, happiness and collaborations." –Debbie Millman, host of Design Matters
"144 pages of funny, wry, straightforward advice for young people about how to navigate the world as a creative employee and creative person (or any person, really)." –Adweek
Adam J . Kurtz
Adam J. Kurtz is an artist and author whose illustrative work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His books including 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion have been translated into over a dozen languages and his work has been featured in the New Yorker, VICE, Adweek and more. Kurtz speaks frankly about channeling human emotion into our creative work, delivering lectures to conferences, organizations, and universities. His latest book, Things Are What You Make of Them is a handwritten essay collection that digs into the emotional realities of creative entrepreneurship.