When working on functional pieces it’s the constraints on the work and special custom aspects that the client is looking for that really bring out the creativity in the design. Sure I can make you a table. But when that table has to be 6’ long AND has to break down to fit in the trunk of your car, then I really have to examine as many options as possible. Sometimes the design hits right away and sometimes it is an iterative process. But the fun part of where I am right now in my career is that all of those decisions are getting faster!