He looked me dead in the eye and said (and I'm not making this up). "I trust you. Do what you need to."
And I said, brilliantly, "what?"
And he said, "We discussed this all last week. I told you then to do what you needed. Keep it simple and make it look like the product. You can handle it. Maybe discuss it with...[ui designer] to make sure it's something we like if we're managing long term, but you don't need me."