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.
An eight and a half self-portrait that was selected for the 2013 Student Juried Art Exhibition. This is the first serious self-portrait drawing of the artist that happened to emerge from a semester final project in drawing class. The eyes were the last part of the drawing, and they exemplify the exhaustion of a late night.
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 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.
Everything you see is originally designed and hand-crafted by the artist.
This project involved giving an identity to a fictitious non-profit organization that mails a paper airplane package to ill children who are confined to a hospital. The entire kit was designed and assembled as a class assignment.
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.
Multiple class assignments with the same requirement of creating a logo out of the artist's name and personality have been combined into one large project with numerous variations and hundreds of logo sketches.
A design class assignment becomes a JMF first with digitally hand drawn images based around a risk management ad campaign. JMF Studios does not claim any ownership of or affiliation with Universal Risk Solutions. These images were designed and crafted for educational purposes.
Small Body Guitar, Oil Pastel and Tempera Paint, 2014
An advanced drawing assignment required something other than paper to be used as the canvas. By chance an old guitar had stopped working properly a few months earlier, so it was sanded down, covered in tempera paint and drawn using oil pastel. Some highlights use the natural color of the wood, exposed by scratching the surface with a knife. The front side of the guitar would not allow the proper canvas for oil pastel.
Everything you see is originally designed and hand-crafted by the artist, with exception to the logo.
This project involved re-branding the entire identity of an existing company using an existing logo provided by the instructor. This semester=long project was completely strictly for education and portfolio purposes.
JMF Studios does not claim ownership of or affiliation to Tasty Coffee or the original Tasty Coffee logo. The logo has been altered and reproducd strictly for educational purposes.
A sight-size figure drawing assignment turned into a thirty hour long breakthrough. This caste is of a 5th Century BCE Hermes statue from antiquity, and the full title is jokingly "Thant Statue of That One Guy From a Long Time Ago."
This project was the final project finished for an advanced media class, meeting the 20 page requirement of recipes, a mock interview, and other grilling information gathered and designed into a cohesive and concise grilling cook book. This project was completed for educational purposes only.
Personal sketch of the artist's wife from a photo taken before they married. The title has multiple meanings and implications, such as the other hand in marriage, the other hand in raising their children, and the ring on the left hand.
Re-Branding Project., Logo Design, Typography, Design, Business Card, Brochure, Print
Everything you see is originally designed and conceptualized by the artist. This project was completed strictly for educational and portfolio purposes.
Two Men and a Truck was a semester-long design project wherein students drew an existing company name out of a hat and were assigned the task of re-branding the entire company's image beginning with the company logo.
JMF Studios does not claim ownership of or affiliation to Two Men and a Truck.
As a mock magazine design project, a 2 page spread article, spanning 4 total pages, was to be created using the given text and photographic elements from the instructor. JMF Studios does not claim ownership of or affiliation to National Geographic or the original National Geographic logo. The logo has been altered and reproduced strictly for educational purposes.