I'd be a full time novelist.
It varies widely depending on my mood/what I'm working on.
Movies: Inception, LoTR Trilogy, the Harry Potter Series, and all things Marvel 😁Books: LoTR Trilogy and the Harry Potter Series
I shifted into a role on our in-house design team at my first startup about 10 years ago. I took a really circuitous route into the industry.
Mind the big little details.
Self-taught/mentored. I think it opened up the world of design without constraints. I know incredible designers who are self-taught, and incredible designers who attended design school. There are a lot of different routes into the design industry—don't get discouraged if you can't afford a degree in design. Just keep pushing forward and tap into all of the resources you can find.
Keep pushing forward—no one can get in the way of your career path but yourself.
I think our biggest issues right now are hiring practices, specifically around DEI, and the need to laser focus on accessibility and representation in our design work. Everything we put on the internet is vacuumed up by AI and machine learning, aggregated, indexed, and formed into a blueprint for our future. It's a big responsibility, and one we shouldn't take lightly. Too many designs feature non-diverse imagery, or aren't even remotely accessible. It doesn't take much time to fix accessibility issues once designers learn the small tweaks they need to make. And it doesn't "destroy designs". Creating a more accessible product improves UX for all users.