I'm sure you'll fine "a"designer around here.
But, if you want a extremely talented one.
Your not gonna find what your looking for.
Even thou...I quit the design biz...for my own work and personal work for Netpond gang.
Instead of looking for a designer willing to go in house maybe somewhat easy..despending on what you'll pay.
But, you'll have headaches if your looking for a excellent one wanting to move away from their home..
Especially NY..considering all the shit thats gone on there lately.
Is there a reason they "HAVE" to move to NY?
Cuz...your not gonna find a top "quality" one that's willing to make those changes.
If it was me...I'd hire the best one money could buy...regaurdless of where they lived.