Overall bad experience
Looks like Mike has done very good work in the past. He was very reliable, worked hard, was completely consumed by getting the job done and has a good eye for color. Unfortunately my job was admittedly very difficult and specific. He changed the design and it completely ruined the look that me and my designer were going for. I offered to pay a little extra to get it done right and he said it would cost his fee, plus double the initial quote. Things got ugly at that point and he made it clear he had no interest in working out an equitable solution to make us both happy. He repeatedly demanded payment after I told him I was not happy with the result. So apparently if you don't like your outcome, you're out of luck with Mike. From his portfolio, it looks like he's good for more simple things but if you have a complicated job to do, keep looking.