How to create the perfect design process

You might be a whizz with Photoshop, be an amazing illustrator or possess mad CSS and JavaScript skills. But to harness your creativity and imagination, you need a solid design process to get your ideas from inception to production. Otherwise all your talents will go to waste and lesser - but more organised - mortals will steal your spot. So where do you start? Well, let’s assume your quote has seen the green light, and you've received the detailed brief from your client. Now we'll take you through four distinct stages of a project, which form the bedrock of any design process...

01. Research

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