Topic: Careers

Aphantasia is not a barrier to professional success or career fulfillment. Contrary to the notion that mental pictures are essential for excelling in various fields, individuals with aphantasia often demonstrate remarkable analytical skills and may gravitate towards scientific and mathematical careers. However, this doesn’t preclude success in creative industries, where numerous aphantasics have made notable contributions. These resources explore the diverse career paths and professional experiences of those with aphantasia. Engage with community stories, discussions, and research on how aphantasia influences career choices and work styles. Learn how people with aphantasia navigate their careers, using their distinct cognitive styles to excel across diverse professions. These insights reveal the adaptability and broad range of talents among individuals with aphantasia, showcasing their capacity to thrive in both analytical and creative roles.

Aphantasia is not something I have; it is something I am.
I achieved something I had never done before as a visual artist with aphantasia. How I “imagined” light in a dark cave with no mind’s eye.
If you write speculative fiction, 2% of your readers might experience reading like I do—tips for reading and writing science fiction with aphantasia.
Artists, writers, illustrators, photographers and all people who work with their creative impulses are not limited by their aphantasia.
I had apparently been doing the unimaginable: working as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter with aphantasia. How one interpreter learned to interpret "in the dark."
Master photographer shares tips for expanding your photographic talent with aphantasia in this article on photography, creativity, and aphantasia.
If you can’t visualize, how can you write? Write by patchwork. Award-winning aphantasic author shares tips for how to write with aphantasia.
Discover the art of aphantasia. How Disney animator and 'mind blind' artist Glen Keane creates without visualising.
How embracing aphantasia helped one writer unearth a novel approach to building worlds without seeing them.
Alice doesn’t visualize; she conceptualizes. How one artist discovered the superpower behind creating art with aphantasia.
July 24, 2023
I am new to this community and I am very happy to meet a group of like-minded individuals. I have been looking for this for a long time. I am seeking sugges...
November 10, 2022
So I discovered that I have Aphatasia last year (2021) at the grand age of 66. I had never thought about it before – I know I forget books easily, I ca...
September 23, 2022
Anyone else with aphantasia who writes fiction for fun or professionally. I’m curious since you obviously can’t see your characters and world how...
January 10, 2022
As an aphantasic I’ve always found long descriptions in novels boring and tend to skip over them. In fact, for a long time I didn’t know why they...
August 11, 2021
Hello all! My name is Kait Ritter, I’m currently a director in animation working at Disney TVA. Before that, I was a storyboard artist, and before that I was...
July 18, 2021
This is where I am stuck…I get Aphantasia, I understand that I don’t have a “Mind’s Eye” and that every reference I have ever m...
May 15, 2021
Hello all I’m a full aphantasic with no visual imagery, no internal monologue, no touch, no smell and no taste(in terms of imagination). I’m a musical theatr...
J B
March 22, 2021
What are the best careers for aphantasiacs? I sometimes worry about being fired from a future job because of poor performance and bad memory. Does anyone els...
December 18, 2019
Inspired by a post from reddit re: starting a public list of famous people with aphantasia. Here’s who we know so far: Blake Ross, Software Engineer, ...
Adam Zeman shares the rediscovery of aphantasia, a blind mind's eye, in this presentation from the 2021 Extreme Imagination Conference and Exhibition.
October 21, 2021
Disney animator Glen Keane creates without visualizing. Watch this video on Keane's creative process and how he found beauty in animating the Beast.
September 3, 2016