We selected Joel Tanner of SMPL after doing quiet a bit of research on designers and several interviews. We knew from the first meeting with Joel that we would end up using him for the design of our dream home. Joel has some great ideas and has an effective way of breaking down the high level design concepts with his freestyle hand drawings. Joel has not only helped us with the plans but has connected us with our contractor who has also been wonderful and he has a great contact list for deals on appliances, plumbing fixtures and flooring etc.
Joel is excellent in keeping to his timeline for everything that is within his control. I think his specialty is modern home design but we are extremely please with his capabilities with our craftmans style home design. I would definitely not hesitate to use him in the future.