My work experience has granted me a unique perspective. I have learned how organizations work directly, a perspective that is simply not available to those people who typically enter the sciences. This has served two benefits. I have learned to socialize and interact easily with people who are very different from me and I have come to understand the non-technical mind, those that must use whatever I create. These benefits make me a very good team member and give me useful behavioral perspective when considering the practicality of concepts.
I develop and express concepts in whatever medium is most suitable. They begin as sketches, detailed notes, a few sentences, and then quickly grow into SketchUp, AutoCAD, Powerpoint, Word, or Excel documents. When I produce art, it is created as a piece of reality, helping me understand the subject’s place in the world more deeply. I largely write fiction as blurrily swift moments reduced to painful slow motion, all to imbue the reader with an intimate sense of “thereness.”
This intersection of expression with technical competence and a common sense understanding of the world is my banner. I am uniquely able to detect and solve the types of problems that require a technical, genuinely multi-dimensional approach. I take the lens that others point at machines and I point it at people, understanding how they interconnect like components of a circuit diagram. This kind of thinking, my kind of thinking, saves time, money, and lives. I would appreciate the opportunity to prove that.
Oh, and just doing a little daydreaming here but…
Most of the jobs in the world are designed to match most of the people in the world. Though I study those jobs as a curiosity, I am not interested in them. The smaller pool of jobs, the engineers and architects, scientists and researchers, do fascinating work, largely consisting of expanding our knowledge base and creating variations on concepts that have been shown to work. I love and want to talk to people like this regularly, but I am not interested in these jobs either.
Somewhere out there, hidden in a dark basement, is an empty seat crying desperately for someone with boundless creativity and an eclectic experience set. It needs someone who isn’t trying to expand gradually on what is established or to set limits on what can be pursued. It needs someone who seems to create the genuine out of nothing, pulling together seemingly utterly unrelated fields and integrating them; someone who can work that idea to the point that brilliant engineers and architects, scientists and researchers understand it for what it is, become excited about it, and can take it to the rest of the world. That seat belongs to me.