Before you actually bring a creation to life, do you pre-design? Do you sketch out ideas? Do you randomly doodle until inspiration hits? Do you think about a problem you want to address and then go for a walk to help yourself sort out your thoughts?
Personally, I have some projects that I’ve just jumped into without a first or second thought, just because I wanted to experiment with a medium or with some random idea that suddenly popped into my head. I have a number of other projects, though, that were so carefully outlined and thought out that people thought I was crazy.
Both ways work for me. What works best for you? Do you have a preferred design routine?