Personal Brand Manifesto: Who Do You Think You Are?

Adam J. Kurtz, Designer, Artist, Author

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9 Videos (35m)
    • Introduction

      2:51
    • Your Assignment

      1:14
    • List

      5:46
    • Scribble

      4:11
    • Tear

      4:40
    • Money, Money, Money

      4:27
    • Memento

      5:46
    • Envelope

      4:26
    • Final Thoughts

      1:39

About This Class

Join designer and author Adam J. Kurtz for 5 quick exercises you can do TODAY to get clarity, focus, and renewed direction for your yourself & your creative career. 

Sometimes you have all the techniques, and you just need a little push to make sure you're in the right direction. Other times you're so overwhelmed that you kinda forget the whole point of everything!

Each of these simple exercises will get you thinking about what really matters to you — setting the foundation for your creative decisions going forward. We'll hang out together and talk about how crazy life gets sometimes as you work through the 5 steps.

This class (/pep talk/art therapy/joking around with a guy you don't know) is perfect for freelancers, creative business owners, designers, makers, creators, emerging artists... basically anyone who's working so hard that they're forgetting they're actually a human being with their own unique core values.

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Christian Aguilera

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I can't wait to start this!
This class came up in a Skillshare email, and since it was less than 1/2 hour on 1.5 speed, I decided to take it on the spot. Adam's approach is relaxed and humorous, and the exercises can literally be done right there and then. However, while they can be done in moments, it takes willingness to think on them to gain the real value. However, what made me most grateful for the class was when I created the list. I've done this a lot, but something about Adam's playful approach made entirely new things come out on the paper--and I was so happy, because a far more real picture has emerged than any other list exercise I've ever done. That alone made the class well-worth my time!

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Adam J. Kurtz

Designer, Artist, Author

Adam J. Kurtz is a New York City-based artist and author whose first book, 1 Page at a Time: A Daily Creative Companion (Penguin Random House, 2014) has been translated into over a dozen languages. He is primarily concerned with creating honest, accessible work, including a range of small gift products, his self-published Unsolicited Advice calendar series, and collaborations with Tumblr, Urban Outfitters, Fishs Eddy and others. In addition to products, he has worked on freelance projects for clients like The New York Times, Pepsi and Adobe.