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Grace Matthews (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Wilmington, Delaware, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences

In-PersonHybrid

Open to roles

InternshipUnpaid InternshipShort Term ContractLong Term Employee

About Me

#EFD#ADHD#Sequencing Disorder

I am an open person who needs direction to stay on track. Ideas come to me naturally and communication with people is one of my strengths. With my background in design, finding out how to connect with people and how I can help them in any way is a large focus. Within my background itself, I am multicultural and with this it has helped me realize that there is a culturally acceptable presence to design and how it is then incorporated in designing for many different people with differences in intersectionality. I like acknowledging that people are different from each other and I enjoy using that in my design to create something personal to them. Some of my creative inspirations are Lauren Faust, Dana Terrace, Iginio Straffi, and Monty Oum.

Ideal Workplace Values

Environmentally friendly, Idealistic, Genuine passion, more than just money


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I can hone in on things that really stand out to me, and I enjoy researching about them! When something is impactful enough to stand out in my memories, that’s big because it's hard for me to retain information. I take in a lot of information at a time, and I come up with ideas and can make connections to them, so when one sticks out to me, it's very impactful. Communicating with others, especially other neurodivergent people, comes easily to me. I love broadening my horizons by meeting and exchanging knowledge and experiences with others! Communicating and interacting with different people gives me new inspiration and viewpoints for different ideas. I did the Clifton Strengths Test for Beacon in my freshman year and received Woo, Individualization, Developer, Positivity, Strategic, as my top 5. I did the High 5 Test on May 27 2022 afterwards because I have been told that usually results don't change much over the years, but I wanted to see for myself because I felt like I had. On High 5 I received Brainstormer, Empathizer, Believer, Coach, and Philomath. I can constantly jump to new ideas. Moral compass Numerous interests

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Closed captioningSend questions in advanceAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra timeWritten interview instructionsEmail / calendar organizationTask managementDaily job-coach checkinsDaily remindersCommunication planConcise instructions for processingWritten checklistsReceive information in advanceWritten InstructionsRecorded MeetingsFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsPeriodic rest breaksUninterrupted work timeMeditation / quiet roomErgonomic seatingNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetCounselingSupport group for stressTherapyEmployee resource groupSupport with advocating1:1s with the team

Environments I'm comfortable with

Driving a vehicle
Heavy lifting
Working with animals
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Experience

Check out my work

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Portfolio Website
Worked for 3 months from Jan 2021 to Apr 2021

Teaching Assistants - Beacon College - Digital Imaging and Design

Aided students in learning tools, basic editing techniques, and design principles in Adobe Photoshop 2021. • Conducted further research with Adobe Photoshop’s Refine Edge tool to enhance my understanding and ability to provide students with the most current and applicable techniques.

Adobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopApple macOSMicrosoft Windows
Worked for 5 months from Nov 2020 to Apr 2021

Chair of Public Relations - Beacon College - Student Government Association

Lead design of themed digital and print advertising for Student Government Association hosted movie nights, filling over 80% building capacity.

Google CalendarMicrosoft OneNoteAdobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopSocial media sitesMicrosoft Outlook

Education and Credentials

Attended for 6 years from 2019 to 2025

Provost - Beacon College - Tuscany

Certificate

Attended for 4 years from 2018 to 2022

Beacon College

Bachelor's degree - Computer Information Systems - Web and Digital Media