Yesterday I talked to the "Venture Mentoring" group at MIT about the travelers community website business I'm starting up. They weren't fantastically helpful, but their consensus was "sounds great-- go do it." So I am.
Departure World (I changed the name for the better url I got) is an extension of my travel blog, with plenty of social networking, review and discussion frameworks, and huge ambitions. I've already had friends use parts of it, and there's more in the works, probably ready for beta testing in another month.
What I need now is a good web graphic designer: someone to create the slick, fun, and stylish face for the guts that I've already built. I need a color scheme, images galore, web page templates, and reusable motifs.
This would be a paid contract gig, with the potential for a continued relationship. If you know someone who might fit the job, send them my way!