First you need to explore whether it’s the right path for you. Find a designer you admire and reach out to them. If they don’t get back to you, find another and reach out to that person. Ask what they like most about their day-to-day, what keeps them up at night. Ask them why they get out of bed in the morning. Ask them what they would have done differently. Then see how their answers match up (or not) to your prior expectations about that job.