I’ve worked on the design of a bunch of operating systems over the years (some of which people actually liked) including Android, Palm WebOS, Helio, and Sidekick. Last year I worked on Material - a cross platform, responsive design system. You can check it out at http://www.google.com/design/spec/
I have a comp-sci degree, but in school I spent most of my time in painting class, and yet my first job was making video games… go figure.
I believe that stories are the most powerful force in the universe.
(I'll start answering questions at 1pm EST, see you in 30 mins!)
Edit: That’s all the time I have today. Sorry I couldn’t answer everything. Thanks again!