As a designer, when we are designing something, we have to play both roles in the process. We have to think as both designers and users; and we have to understand how are those projects going to work with users and how to present to our clients.
Designing is not an easy work, it take a lot of efforts, a lot of thinking and a lot of researching. But when we have a 'nice' design work done. I personally feel like this is my work, I did everything to put this together.
No matter how the design looks like, as long as you spend time on your project, work hard understanding and applying what you have learned in class. Your work is just as perfect as others.