Meet Geek Retreat worker Adv who dreams of being a cartoonist

Adv, sales assistant at Geek Retreat on Upper Brook Street in Ipswich. Picture: Danielle Booden

Adv, sales assistant at Geek Retreat on Upper Brook Street in Ipswich. - Credit: Danielle Booden

A 23-year-old autistic cashier has spoken of how he loves his new job in Ipswich. 

Adam Cullen, known as Adv, had worked at a cafe before being hired by the owners of Geek Retreat Rob Harden and Sharon Lockhart.

He said: "This is my first time working at Geek Retreat. I always like working on the till and to take the customers order and sometimes I like serving the customers. 

"I like making teas and milkshakes and being polite to people."

And the 23-year-old is eyeing up a future in a creative job. 

He loves cartoons especially Hanna-Barbera shows like Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry, which have inspired him to take up drawing. 

"My dream is to be a cartoonist for America," he said. "Right now I'm working on my graphic novel with a character based on me at 12-years-old."

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Ms Lockhart said Adv has just been "amazing" with customers and shown the passion that all staff have had for the store. 

Rob Harden and Sharon Lockhart, joint owners of Geek Retreat on Upper Brook Street in Ipswich. Pictu

Rob Harden and Sharon Lockhart, joint owners of Geek Retreat on Upper Brook Street in Ipswich. - Credit: Danielle Booden

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