I ask, what is the best way to put yourself out there if you are trying to pick-up freelance work? I promote myself as much as I can through Linkedin, Flikr, Behance, blogging and even buying several urls (www.bayareagraphicart.com & www.berkeleygraphicdesign.com). It's a never ending struggle to market myself. One thing that wasn't taught in design school was how to be your own business person and marketing yourself. That is a huge part of being a designer today. So, until I can figure out how to get 2 or 3 steady clients doing freelance design, I will continue to work for a large company picking up a steady paycheck. I do have to admit, I think freelance work would be a very lonely existence. I do love the team atmosphere working on large projects brings with it. I'm letting the world know - I'm looking for some freelance design gigs!!