I am in the process of mentally laying out the framework of a website that I would like designed for a start up that I am working on. I am not a web developer. The website is related to student housing online booking. Although I believe the front end will be fairly simplistic, I believe the backend will be somewhat complex. I see the website templates that are available on this website but not sure what direction I need to be heading in with regards to my next steps of finding the right person or team to work with me on the building of the website. Ideally, I really want to find someone that is willing to contribute some creativity since I do not have a 100% scope on aesthetic design, but who also has the capacity of understanding what my expectations are of functionality. The logo is already designed and photos/video will be provided. Most importantly I am not looking for any free services, I have been receiving estimates on what it would cost to develop a website, and am prepared to pay but I need to be convinced that I will be content with the end results.
Any feedback that can point me in the right direction is very much appreciated!