I've long been an admirer of Ash's work; his illustrations are amazing and most of my favourite Sci-fi films feature his UI concepts and title designs.
We initially discussed what Ash wanted from his site: updates to the existing system which were going to be hackey and less than ideal at best. With a weekend at our disposal before his big Ghost in the Shell homage launch (official site here), I set about building a new site for him (both CMS and front-end) while he updated all his portfolio pieces to fit the new design. Needless to say we both had very little sleep that weekend, but I was very pleased with the result in the end considering the time constraints.
The site received so many hits that week it crashed. To improve efficiency, I replaced the CMS three times in total over the course of the next week (due to various functionality and performance reasons). Eventually I stuck with Kirby, which allowed a few more customizations and also came with a very nice GUI admin module.
Working is a pleasure when it's for something or someone you admire, but doing a job for someone who also has a very high work ethic is a bonus.