I don't nerd out over just the visual layer. I refrain from tweaking layouts down to the pixel. I don't hand off designs and I don't own a Pantone color reference.
I do practice observing and listening. I do ask questions. I learn as much about the opportunity as I can. I talk to customers. I sketch ideas. I draft copy before pixels. I create stories and craft pitches. I build with real code and ship continuously. Then I observe and listen. I ask questions.
Or see my work