ONLY Joomla experts need apply. You need to understand the joomla architecture not just a web designer. Infact I dont need a designer, I need someone who can work from a design I like.
Use the T3 joomla system, with colour options (or the ability to add the option of new colour scheme in the template parameters - ie copy a colour folder and duplicate - change and then offer that as an option - if there was a way for the person to chose from the front end as a administrator that would be a bonus but not critical).
I have the design idea, I need someone who can make a good fast loading clean template for Joomla!
Dont seed me emails and links for other designs and systems, and make sure all the links work.