​​C o n c e p t u a l l y   b r i l l I a n t   .  .  .   s u p e r b l y   e x e c u t e d .

Yep ... that's me. At the start of the presentation it was very important to let the young students know that I was young (at one time) as well. Doing so gave them a boost of confidence that they also could have a gratifying career in the creative industry.

The young students ate it up. They got it. They understood the unique differences. They were really smart, engaging, and responsive. I was just elated to be able to hold their attention for about 45 minutes. And, at the conclusions, they asked very good questions. Afterwards, I received numerous thank you letters from the staff and the students.

The total experience was all pretty neat. From seeing Nancy at the Reunion to the rewarding conclusion and continuation of things. Therefore, if you ever have an opportunity to give back to a future generation as it relates to your profession, or even your experiences — take it without hesitation. I can confidently assure you that it will all be highly worthwhile.

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Giving Back To A Future Generation

A while ago, I had an opportunity to give something back — as it relates to my Graphic Design, Illustration, and Art profession — to the future generations, and young students in my area. By absolute pure luck, I met a former classmate, Nancy, at a High School Class Reunion. As the conversation and catching-up continued I discovered that she was a School Teacher — right here in town. I was delightfully astounded.

That amazing set of circumstances suddenly made it possible to fulfill an ambition that had been with me for a while which was giving some of the creative things that I've managed to absorb, back to future generations. I set up an initial meeting with Nancy at my studio and subsequently prepared a tight draft presentation. "The Unique Differences Between Art And Graphic Design."  Nancy graciously approved.

Since then I've been giving the presentation to 5th grade students for some time now in a couple of the town's schools and they've provided me with projection Smart-Boards for my flash-drive presentation. Of course I also brought in a wide selection of 2D and 3D samples. While doing this it was very important to incorporate and articulate to the youngsters the conceptual thought processes and methods of execution that go into design and art which help the final outcomes.

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Joe Pozerycki Jr.

This presentation slide was one of their favorites. It simply illustrated the "unique differences" between art and graphic design, and crystallized things for their young minds.