As the designer ascends the mountain things become more decrepit. As sleep is lost, hours fly by, sanity is questioned—the designer's creation is brought to life.
If you look closely, you can see the designer was working on this very illustration all along.
The project starts with a proposal, whether from a teacher, boss, or client. They say when people make you nervous imagine them in their underwear.
This phase shows exhaustive research (literally).
During ideation, we follow the scraps of paper to find the designer between fueling and sketching. A little messy—but very explorative.
Between problem statements, target audiences, personas, concepts, prototyping—there is the real MVP—a great cup of coffee.
Following the designer up the mountain, a mad scientist is born as her creation comes to life (cue thunder and lightning).