Day in the life of a backpack designer??

Contemplating a career change and am interested in designing backpacks. Can anybody out there tell me what a typical day (or week or month) is like in your job? What do you actually spend your time doing? How bout when you first started out? What sort of b!tchwork is involved at entry level? How does the typical hierarchy work? Loves? Hates? What you would have told yourself back when you started? Words of wisdom? Warning?

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