Redesign Critically Needed

I'm not sure if I ever liked this web site layout.  I don't think so.  I'm pretty sure this was just an interim design that I never finished.  Anyway it's pretty horrible at this point so it's time for a redesign.  I think I'm also going to migrate to a different domain that makes more sense for personal branding as well.  Now I just have to learn Photoshop real quick so I can mock up a new layout.  How hard can that be.....