I really like the "rice paper" look you have implemented and as samij586 could testify I'm not that big on patterns.
Yeah, the italized words need to be a darker colour, I'm sure that this is not a text-decoration but <em>, or for semantic purposes should be. And since it is near the same colour as your link hover, I can see some getting these two mixed up.
Also, your bottom footer graphic keeps attracting my attention, for some reason I keep mousing over the graphic thinking its an anchor. Probably because it looks like an underline :rolleyes: .
And finally, I saw your other works on the previous portfolio, so I know that your earlier designs aren't as sophisticated, but shouldn't they be presented as well? At the very least they can be used as a chronological timeline showing your progress. Potential clients may look the other way if all they see are examples of personal works and not previous clientel. After all this v4.0 right? What did the first three versions do? It suggests that you've been in the business for a while now, but haven't had any customers. Someone is bound to ask why.