Eight Questions for Rory Kurtz

We are so thrilled to announce that the incomparable Rory Kurtz is now a part of ATRBUTE's incredibly talented illustration community! His impactful visuals for the entertainment and advertising worlds expertly combine a classic touch with a modern mood. It has been a joy to spend time digging into Rory's portfolio and to get to know him a little better in our short interview below. Have a read and join us in welcoming him aboard!


If you could describe your work in 3 words, what would those be?
Expressionistic + Narrative + Precise.

Was there a defining moment when illustration turned from a pastime to your career?

When I turned thirty and realized my life wasn’t a dress rehearsal, it’s live.

What's the first thing you do when you get a new client brief?

Look it over and remind myself not to get too attached to any one idea.

Early bird or a night owl?

Night owl for sure.

How do you work past a creative block?

After shamelessly running from it, I stick my head down and push through. It’s the only way.

How do you reward yourself when you finish a big project?

I usually pass out on the couch for few hours, and then run out of the house in search of daylight and adventure.

What's your absolute favorite piece of work you created in the past 12 months? 

Parasite officially licensed screen print poster with Mondo
(Image included below.)

If you could give young Rory one piece of advice, what would that be?

That’s a loaded question.