I am a web and graphic designer who is currently doing mostly WordPress sites. I do some code, but am not a developer. I have also never seen the admin side of a Drupal site.
This post has both a short and a long term objective—
At this time I have a client with a Drupal site who I am doing a site review for. Part of my review process is to make recommendations for changes, and I can see a number of areas where my suggestions could add up to a lot of development work. I would prefer to do my client the service of being aware of when a change will be a costly one and to be able to rank these in importance relative to the performance of the site or suggest less costly alternatives. They have not maintained a relationship with the original developer and there is a good chance that any improvements she chooses to move forward with will be passed along to whoever I work with on this analysis. Fyi, I don't know what version of Drupal the site is running, and have not requested admin access for this phase.
In the long term it would be great to have an ongoing relationship with a developer who needs some help on the graphic design or useability end. In turn, I would like to be in a position to help clients with Drupal sites, even if it comes in the form of a referral to "this great developer." I like to work with clients, even the extra 'hand holding,' so that might be another area I could help with if that's not your favorite thing to do.
What I am hoping for initially is to be able to meet with someone local who I can have a dialog with, both to educate me about Drupal and to see if it sounds like we could be a good match for being able to help one another.