I miss school. There are times I really want to go back – and not having a set schedule is something I never thought I would dislike, but there it is. Advice I’d give: Keep your eyes and your mind and your heart open to everything. You never know where life will take you. 😉 Not really design advice, but I think it counts.
My favorite question was the design hero one (I wonder why…) and I loved your answer. Ever heard that song “Super Boy and the Invisible Girl” from the musical Next to Normal? Now I’m hearing “Vector Girl and the Illustrator Boy!” 😀