The typography guru approves! Thank you very much!
I love font manipulation; taking a regular font and making it a little more interesting.
Yup, I used to be a mechie engineer! But after a lot of prayer and thinking very hard, I changed.
I realized I just had no passion for Engineering. I had the skills, the talent... but I realized I would never do it for free. What if I didn't get paid. What if I couldn't get a job? Would I want to do this for the rest of my life?
I entered engineering because of three inital reasons: I was very very spatial oriented (I can see 3D shapes in my head and understand their dimensions), I'm very handy in terms of repairing mechanical and electrical things, and I wanted to design things. Cars, bridges, buildings, that type of thing.
But what I realized I was going to be doing was not designing. I would be sitting in a cubicle doing calculations for materials to figure out how to build the creative things that designers would be handing me. Not my idea of fun.
Not to change your mind or anything.
(j/k, my best advice would be do find a career you would do whether you got paid or not).
All the best,