Here's the deal: I want to move to Europe.
Anywhere, really, but France would be ideal. I spent 5 years of my childhood there (father works for IBM and family was over there "on assignment") and never really got over it.
That was a long time ago, and now I'm grown with a wife and two kids (4- and 1-year-old) of my own, and they (read: the wife) will take a lot of convincing, but that's a topic for another forum entirely.
I'd like to move there for a span of at least 5 years or so, more than just a quick, temporary thing, so my question concerns gainful employment.
Is it difficult to find web and/or design work there? I suppose it's like any other industry--it depends who you know--but I guess I'm just trolling for any input at all. I know many of you have never even met most of your clients, but only deal with them over the phone and via e-mail. What about building a decent "remote client" base and maintaining contact with them over the course of the move? That doesn't seem like the most stable thing in the world when a family's livelihood is on the line, so my first choice would obviously be a standard 9-to-5.
I'm an industrial designer by degree and a display, product, graphic and web designer by trade. Fluent in French. Resume (or "CV") is here.
Thoughts? Anybody done it/wanted to do it?