I have worked with Shane on a number of different projects, ranging from a single brochure to a full, award-winning program for the Dallas Advertising Association, to a complete marketing program combining print, online and trade show.
Shane is an excellent collaborator. While he is a strong advocate for what he believes needs to be part of the design, he is never annoyingly balky, like many designers, about changing typefaces or making small tweaks that I want to see.
He is smart, creative, interesting and easy to work with (for me, at least). We have worked with my supplying text for him to design around, him supplying design for me to write around, and even my writing while he designs while we're on a GoToMeeting. Although he'd definitely prefer the first option, he is incredibly adaptable for what we needed on the deadlines we have.
I work in the legal industry, where it's easy to use visual cliches, and Shane avoids those while helping me think outside the norms. I am very picky, and except for a couple of times when I wasn't sure what I wanted, Shane has always exceeded my high expectations.
I would and do hire Shane whenever possible, and I recommend you do the same!