I was one of those kids who never managed to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. I don’t understand why logic and creativity is seen as opposites, and although some people are naturally better suited to keep a narrow focus, my brain pulls me in all directions at once. Knowledge is my drug.
Those of us with similar traits are often referred to as a Jack of all Trades, a potato, polymath or multipotentialite. I call myself a jazzberry, because my brain works much like jazz, very intuitively, very little strict planning, yet everything follows a pattern. The berry represent my non-conforming and colorful personality, which has taken me a lifetime to learn to trust and feel comfortable with.
Too often term Jack of all Trades is spoken in a negative connotation, but our broad range of skills and experiences can be very valuable alongside modern day specialists. Sometimes solutions are found through being able to see a bigger picture than an expert can.
I love working on big projects, in team with talented developers and artists, but I also love making cheap logos for enthusiastic and promising startups.
I thrive when put to the challenge and asked to do the impossible, where I am allowed to use all my skills in combination.