I'd be an athlete or a chef.
I listen to calm background sounds to help me focus.
I can fall in love with almost any contemporary geometric sans-serif typeface
Book! The Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life.
I've been really into purple the past year: #5C6BC0
I started out designing and building Websites for restaurants in Boston back when Dreamweaver was a thing.
DO YOUR BEST
I studied Journalism in college and took some design classes, which I loved the most. The classes were print design, nothing digital, so I'm 100% self-taught in that area. It took a lot of practice, time, and trial and error. There are so many excellent digital design classes now. My path influenced my work style by forcing me to seek out good design and spend time understanding why it's good; so that I can myself be the designer I wanted to be.
Is probably the tools we're using!
It's not easy, and it's a long road, but if you love it and you're determined and persistent, and you focus, you'll reach your goals.
One of the biggest challenges right now is for new designers to have the help and guidance they need to work their way up. It can be hard to find mentors or understand what type of education is the best to pursue. It is not impossible, though, and if you put the work into understanding your options and doing research, you can find a great fit and start to carve out your path!