The community wants great new themes for Drupal. How do we get designers and themers to create them? Someone discussed a contest but may designers are oppsed to that.
A suggestion: Call for volunteers to participate in a team effort where they will be grouped with others (perhaps 2 designers paired with 2 themers/UI specialists) and have them come up with a team name which will also be the name of their theme.
Give them a deadline and some publicity on d.o. with their bios and photos or portfolio links.Read more