dat I semi-regularly post to the kayakforum. good place with a lot of experience. I would go with the woodduck or millcreek design, as a first build, personally. They're quick easy builds and a nice solid design that eases one into the kayak bug. They're great for fishing/camping from even with the open style cockpit on the mill creek. If so inclined you can also modify the design fairly easy but if you're considering that, the wood duck would be a better starting point.
If you see a guillemot design that is comparable, it will be a good choice as well. Guillemot design very good boats, several of which CLC also sells.
If you have any questions, specifically about CLC, or about S&G or strip building just pm me to let me know you've asked them. (I would say pm the questions but then others don't get the benefit of seeing the questions and answers...)