I am a graphic designer and a design-thinker.
I am the kind of person who likes to lay every plan in a very systemized manner. For every job I take, I start with empathizing, i.e., developing a deep understanding of the client's demand. Then comes defining the client's needs in a manner that sets directions for the work. The next step is to ideate and brainstorm all the ideas/potential solutions. After that, I begin the actual designing process, where I prototype the thoughts I jotted in the last step. For me, the essential key during this whole process is communication with the client.