I think we may have different definitions of process and design…
In my mind, process is a series of actions aimed at a particular end, and to design is to create deliverables according to plan, in your current context.
Maybe you are talking about creativity?
It’s been argued that, in order for companies to be creatively competitive, their employees need creative thinking skills, expertise, and motivation. Expertise then includes technical knowledge, intellectual knowledge, and procedural knowledge i.e., knowing the process and when to change it.
My focus is on these procedural skills, you may be focussed on the creative (thinking) skills?