I'm taking part in a seminar in a few weeks on the subject of helping creatives (writers/authors/illustrators) get online.
I would like to be able to recommend some local (preferably Melbourne, but Australia wide is fine) designers & developers who specialise in smaller scale portfolio sites. I've already received requests from people attending the seminar about getting help/recommendations to help set up basic CMS installs (Wordpress mainly) and template theming.
If this sounds like you please respond to this post with a folio link & some recent sites you have worked on and I will endeavour to include your link in the seminar resources.
I have used Shannon from Splash Interactive, he recently designed a friend of mine a custom WP website at my request for their new shop and did a really beautiful job with it. The site is not live yet (we're still waiting on content from suppliers) but he's based in Victoria. VERY affordable compared to other local web developers given the same brief.