I've been noticing a lot of ads for website "designers" (like on Craigslist) who mainly do the front-end type of work and use CMS systems like Wordpress and Joomla for light website work. I'm a "real programmer", for lack of a better way to put it, not that I'm bragging but I mean that I spend all of my time working with code on custom web apps, etc and don't do graphic design, but I find it somewhat difficult to be as entrepreneurial as I would like to take on freelance projects from time to time but the clients are often concerned with the design.
I'm wondering if any programmers have had success partnering with designers to agree to take on projects that go outside of their scope as far as developing more custom apps than they would be able to with their CMS systems, etc. I can already see a lot of potential pitfalls in this but I think it could be a good way to be more in business for myself. I would appreciate anyone's input on this who has experience with this.