I identify as an exceptionally imaginative storyteller, proficient at generating vivid, dynamic, and lighthearted metaphors in a moment’s notice to capture the profound essence of people’s expressions. Throughout my career, I’ve been exposed to diverse challenges, moments of triumph, and personal growth, whether taking the lead or providing support. My commitment to crafting intentional and comprehensive designs and narratives persists, resulting in impactful moments that resonate with us all, lingering in the mind.
“Fernando encapsulates what someone is trying to clumsily get at by inviting others to understand themselves better; challenging individuals to deeply empathize with the stories, messages, moments, which has sometimes been described as: accurate, subtle, powerful, reflections of meaningful moments”. – Dr. Kevin O.
10 Traits that have been MOSTLY helpful in my career*
*attributes are subject to evolve because, it's the human thing to do.
BrainstormerI would describe my ideas as the Rubik cube of ideas but, instead, each turn is a thought.
ResourcefulLooking like a baller on a budget, part of visual success is having relationships that support solutions.
ObservantI watch for the little things that paint the biggest pictures.
EmpathicBeing conscious of others, putting myself in their shoes, finding strength in my vulnerability and patient for the moment of beauty to emerge.
ProactiveI feel sometimes doing something before you need it is the best support for getting what you want.
HumanizerEvery good story hinges on how it's told and the person telling it, my rule of thumb is to always be mindful my audience is HUMAN first.
Kinda FunnyWhat's life if you can't laugh about it, occasionally?
PresistantIf you believe in something or someone, then it's worth the effort.
Structure & Visual FreedomFor me, swinging from the ceilings of creativity needs a strong, organized structure and foundation to support it.
SupportiveI feel many things can be resolved when each of us listen and act in the interest of others to get closer to solutions.
My skills resemble my fitness routines; some I excel in, while others may have an occasional cheat day. Some gradually improve, as I consistently aim to enhance them.
Different, Not defective
ADHD, Dyslexic, Autoimmune
Born in the 80s, I came of age in a culture where conversations about mental health were scarce. “Normal” or “crazy” were often the only explanations for someone’s mental state. It wasn’t until 2018 that I realized the issues I had heard mentioned in passing were challenges I also faced. The first step was recognizing that it wasn’t my fault; I empowered myself through knowledge and effective management. I want to emphasize that I am not impaired; I simply perceive and relate to things uniquely, like wearing a distinct set of prescription glasses. While we all see the same world, we do so through slightly different lenses.
Things you may see from me:
- When I am anxious or highly overstimulated, I speak really fast or my verbal thoughts will become run-on sentences
- When I am highly stressed (sleep deficient), I often stutter and being over compensate my focus
- I sometimes get words, letters, and numbers mixed up when writing for long periods of time or eye stressed