I am a lifelong artist with ADHD. This has some amazing "pros," such as my ability to learn new skills lighting fast, absorb knowledge like a sponge, and offer creative and practical solutions to any problem. The biggest "con" is that I struggled in college, and never finished a degree. It's been really difficult to break into the art field as a neurodivergent woman without a degree, but it is my dream and my passion, so I refuse to give up! That's another thing about me that I think is a huge bonus, I'm stubbornly tenacious and will not give up until I succeed at my goal. I have always been described by my employers as a hard worker and highly intelligent, always rising to the top of my peer groups.
Ideal Workplace Values
The values I find the most important in a workplace are flexibility and freedom. As a neurodivergent person, my energy levels fluctuate greatly from day to day, and it's difficult to force myself to fit into a traditional 9-5. I am much more productive when I'm given the freedoms to work when, where, and how is best suited to my needs. When I'm not overwhelmed with anxiety from rigid schedules and sensory issues, I am able to thrive in my zone of genius and really express my skills and talents to their fullest.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, US
Open ToFull Time InternshipFull Time JobPart Time Job
Career InterestsArt & CreativeWellness & Fitness
💪Skills & Strengths
I am detail oriented, analytical, and notice patterns others miss. I am a creative problem solver and can find outside the box solutions to almost any puzzle or challenge. I am energetic and tenacious - I don't give up easily or shy away from obstacles I may encounter. I bring new and innovative ideas to the table and I'm not afraid to express them when I feel that my environment is welcoming of such. I am well spoken and an excellent collaborator. I can learn to do just about anything in a week or less. I work best when I'm given independence and autonomy - micromanaging is my kryptonite. I can meet a last minute deadline with short notice at a superhuman level. I have a bright and sparkly disposition and I'm bursting with new visionary ideas every day. My neurodivercity has also made me an avid advocate for inclusivity and accessibility. Working towards an accessible and inclusive world is at the forefront of my design process and goals.