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Briography & Awards


Rory Kurtz is an illustrator and artist living on the shore of Lake Michigan in America’s Midwest. Focusing in pencil, ink, and digital paint, Rory has carved out his niche as a unique voice in the illustration community. Each of his pieces are individualistic yet share a sense of fantasy in a modern reality. His work can be seen regularly in publishing, editorial, and advertising around the world.

Clients include: The New Yorker, Amazon Studios, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Sony Pictures, StudioCanal, Playboy Magazine, Men’s Health, O Magazine, Mondo – Alamo Drafthouse, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Ogilvy & Mather, Ford Automotive, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Outside Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Capstone Publishing, BLT Communications, The Village Voice, Vancouver Opera, Blue Hive, Hachette Books, Pentax Cameras, Miami New Times, Las Vegas Weekly, Legion Magazine, Bicycle Times, Phoenix New Times, Popshot Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, The 1st Movement, Cossette Advertising, and more.

Seen in: Clio Awards 2019 (2 Silver Medals – Illustrated Key Art pieces), Creative Quarterly (Gold Medal – Illustration), Communication Arts Illustration Annual (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Communication Arts illustration feature (2013), Society of Illustrators, Taschen – Illustration Now, Taschen – Illustration Now (Portraits), Juxtapose – Online, Thinkspace Gallery (Los Angeles), Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles), Digital Arts Magazine, Carne Magazine, and Migrate Magazine (Official Magazine of the Loerie Awards).

Rory Kurtz is represented by Atrbute in New York, NY.

My Job

Poster Design