I'm a scientific theory designer. Do they exist? Well, they do now. I design theory to explain nature. I'd consider it a creative effort really. I tend to stay away from popular subjects, I think that is the key.
Who looks up Marklund Convection anyways? Mainstreamers do not even know that concept exists. hahaha
It feels as though I have an entire continent to myself to wander about. The majority of the underground science community is obsessed with trying to re-invent Einstein. That is a waste of time. The majority of the important, useful insights that will come in the next century will be physical insights, not mathematical.