I had a look in sitepoint marketplace but it seemed to be full of people offering cheap services and not like it used to be years back.
I have used Elance recently for some websites designed in Wordpress with limited success.
I want my main website (my most important asset) www.aunet.com.au redesigned in wordpress but dont want someone inexperienced let loose on the project, i expect to pay good money for good work but dont know where best to find a suitable candidate, can someone advise where best to find a professional who can design a few templates, needs to be secure (had alot of problems recently with WP sites being hacked)
Needs to be optimized well for search engines too.

I want to see portfolio or recent work designed in WP, one of my sites www.scinet.com.au was done well and this performs well.

Thanks Steve