One of the first assignments in Typography 101 class during college was to hand draw a design for the phrase "Loitering With Intent", pushing the artists to consider how best to visually communicate the implicated meanings of the words and phrase.
During a Halloween tour of the George Bush Library in College Station, Texas that allowed visitors to wear their costumes and participate in various activities throughout the tour, one photo opportunity lead to a moment of inspiration for the artist.
One of the first official Photoshop projects by JMF was during a Digital Imaging course where the assignment was to photoshop a bottle with elements reflective of the artist's personality based on a billboard advertisement the professor had worked on.
A high school project required carving a piece of linoleum and rolling ink across to create stamped art. While one of the stamps was entered into the Arlington Museum of Art's Student Art Exhibition, unfortunately none of the original inked stamps have survived.