It's nice to see you smoked out. You've always been one of the friendlyist and open framebuilding folks on the interweb - spinning of positive energy where ever you go - so Props to You!.
In my opinion, you and Garrett demonstrated, from frame one, among the best defined senses of aesthetic of all the custom builders. When I say this, I mean not only lug designs, but logos, paint color and style, and build-kit choices. Your bikes always seem to visually pop, without going over the top. There is something cohesive about each of your designs, and I have a hard time imagining any of your work feeling especially dated several years from now.
That isn't necessarilly what I expect from a engineering perspective (with no disrespect intended). You've mentioned how the two of you work through designs elements jointly, but what do each of you draw from your backgrounds that you think is important to your aesthetic vision?