As a designer and art director, it's critical to me that what I envision in my mind, design on paper and communicate to our client is fully realized in the execution of the end product. Steve puts any trepidation to rest. He is a true artist--able to sketch on the fly and masterfully illustrate an idea on the spot--and just as important, an excellent collaborator. He takes an idea, a conversation, a napkin scribble and extrapolates from that a piece of art that propels my idea to the next level.
In terms of the execution itself, I couldn't ask for more. On time and on budget has been a given. And contrary to what many consider par for the course with an "artist mentality", Steve is where he says he'll be when he says he'll be there, accomplishes each carefully-outlined phase as he outlines it, and does what it takes to finalize the work to satisfaction.
I will absolutely work with him again and again.