With regards to myself, I started making music first before discovering sound design and now find that this is in turn working its way back and influencing my compositions: my choice of timbres, how I compose the piece and particularly the sources I use - in my sound design work I tend to record everything myself (for the moment anyways) and have started incorporating this into my music using it overtly as samples and/or covertly such as in a piece I'm working on at the moment where I cut up a crowd stereo ambience I recorded to get some interesting glitch sound.
Most of my music is Electronica / IDM / Glitch kind of stuff so I think in my case it lends itself easier to the composition process perhaps more than dance styled music and definitely in regards to pop and rock.
So how do you find your Sound Design skills influence your compositions (and production techniques)?
Mixing / Editing?
Instrument / Timbre selection?
Choice of Effects?
OR do you have different approaches for the two?
Be interesting to hear your thoughts and opinions :)
Please mention what style(s) of music you mainly create in or are referencing in your response as it'll help give an indication of how well it applies to different genres.
There is also a SC group created by 'Lenny' where some SSD members have posted tracks if people would like to join and share their music: http://soundcloud.com/groups/social-sound-design/tracks