To be a designer you need creativity and insight. Even though I grew up making art, I didn't have any vision and my work didn't have purpose. Gender studies taught me about privledge, oppression, and empathy, and I started to see things differently.
I turned outwards and wanted to help others. I had new vision and creativity was my only marketable skill, so I combined them and started practicing human-centered Industrial Design.
I think good design is essential for good living and I love working with people who share that sentiment.