"The only thing that might outshine JJ's passion for design may be his dedication and commitment toward his students. JJ was an incredible instructor and mentor who’s influenced me to always push my boundaries. I always left his lectures feeling inspired and thinking how I can better myself (or the world!) as a young designer. I’ve relied on his knowledge and expertise many times for feedback—he always made time for his students and knows how to give great constructive critiques that have proven to be truly valuable many times over. I’ve seen my visual design work before JJ and after JJ--and it’s obvious that his influence and feedback has allowed me to grow so much in such a short time period. Thanking JJ a million times over wouldn’t be enough!"