Hey Guys - I'm new here so please be gentle I've been in the industry for 16 years - Freelancer for 11 - loved the freelance life - mainly been in long term contracts earning good money... However... I've recently left a role - my choice, thinking 'theres loads of work around'..... There isnt?... its weird? ... a lot of 'freelancers' i know either have or are looking for perm roles?.. and the recruitment agencies I have spoken to are being a bit cold - saying i'm pricing myself too high etc... (£25p/h artwork)?.. i mean.. thats the going rate isnt it?, it has been for years... I'm even finding a couple of companies that DID pay that - suddenly saying they'll only pay £23?.. anyone else finding this?... So the Question is... has the bottom fallen out? are there just too many 'freelancers' out there willing to take less money - driving the price down? or am i missing something?... What is the Future for Graphic Design, is it more about Digital now?, what should be polishing our skills at?, or what should we be learning?, animation?, 3D?.. anyone know?