I believe the defining characteristic of a designer is not his final products but his process in reaching those final products. Similar to the scientific method, the design process is cyclic and often involves starting over again and again. Each time, new experience is gained that could not have been otherwise. Hence, the designer is always refining and learning from his own process.
University of Utah 2011 techTITANS Entrepreneur Competition top ten finalist
International Woodworking Fair Design Emphasis 2008 finalist