The design is classic, but like I said before a bit too bland. You should think about adding more colors and graphics to the site to attract the freelancers. Perhaps make the link buttons move or light up or have some kind of animation on the page. Perhaps you could animate the site logo too.
The layout is very clean, but also kind of bland. It makes you feel comfortable with the site because you don't feel overwhelmed by information, but the presentation of the site needs to be worked on a bit more.