A great british designer once said that basically there are two kinds of designer: helicopters and vending machines.
Helicopters fly around the landscape zooming in to investigate or backing off to get a better panoramic view. Vending machines tend to be inert until someone shoves money in the slot. They then produce a lot of buzzing, and clanking, until out pops a product. It is invariably the same as the previous one, and will be the same as the next. The only significant difference is that the next is usually staler than the one before, and so on.
I am a helicopter.
Understanding the big picture, focus on important details, rigorous design investigations, and close client collaboration are hallmarks of my approach.