Engage in the design process. Be unafraid of making mistakes. Work tirelessly to accomplish a goal.
(And always, always spellcheck.)
I am unabashedly obsessed with design, process, and school. Lucky for me, I've built a career out of designing things and services (often for non-profits or small biz) and educating all types of people (from clients to community members to budding UX designers). I deeply believe that every problem should be addressed with an empathetic design process, and I work very hard to practice what I preach.
Besides design, I love any excuse to wear a costume, good food, and being a mom thanks to this guy. It's a pretty great life we've got here in Roseville, Minnesota.