One of the most important things in design is compliance with high accuracy keeping orderliness.
To create something meaningful you need to compose a layout, set a grid, keep a rhythm for elements and use this system for the project over and over again.
Once you break this rule there is no turning back. Since that chaos and disorder will guide you directly to unforeseen total shitty design.
My method is based on keeping things clear. It’s best for my mind to organize orderliness from clean desktop to obvious layer naming.