My design process is similar to how I organize anything in my house: gather all the pieces, make a bit of a mess, and then put it all back together in a way that makes more sense.
After digesting the scope of a project, I find inspiration from all over: books, art stores, a card game, or just getting outside. Sometimes a good ol’ whiteboard with a team does the trick. Or sometimes it’s a Pinterest board or a virtual whiteboard.
Sketches and scribbles and messy Illustrator artboards get me to the final step.
And then there is a lot of tea to get me through.
A. LOT. OF. TEA.