It's actually not so hard to create your own custom WP template, even without coding knowledge: see http://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-build-a-custom-wordpress-theme-from-scratch
If you're wanting a designer still, I can PM you a couple of good ones but site design doesn't come cheap - is this for a business site (in which case ROI should be worth it) or a personal use project, in which case I honestly wouldn't go down that route.
You could also try posting your project brief on sites like Elance or Craigslist where designers can tender for it, with prices & their portfolio
So perhaps a bit far fetched but I am looking at a good web designer that would be able to create the template for a wordpress website. I don't want to spend a fortune (Happy to make all the work afterwards) but at the same time I don't want to use one the 'free' template (or ones that are sold) as they either have already been used too many times or they don't quite fit what I want (or both at the same time lol)