I am new to this forum and glad to be here.
I apologize if this is not the correct place to post this note - but since many people are looking to find work I thought I would share what my business does thinking perhaps you would like to try the same thing for yourself.
(I am not offering work but rather an idea for you.)
My name is Virgil Johnson and my company is Virtually Real, Inc. We are located in Stone Ridge, NY (90 miles north of NYC) and we make visualizations for visual impact studies.
In the past 14 years we have done more than 800 projects including cell phone towers, water towers, municipal buildings, bridges, mines, residential and commercial developments, and more.
What makes this business different is that is legal work. Not only do the visualizations have to look good but the drawing must be absolutely accurate.
Things must look as they will when built.
(Knowledge of AutoCAD is a must.)
You can count on your projects being reviewed by experts (I have had cases reviewed in the NY and Vermont courts) and you must be prepared to document and explain your work.
You will have to appear at public hearings. Expect your name and your work to appear in publications.
The current demand is $3 million in liability insurance in NY.
You will often meet intense deadlines. (There is too much at stake for anyone to miss scheduled hearings.)
You must also work with architects, engineers, and attorneys to come up with ideas to mitigate visual impact.
(Experience in these fields is important.)
You will always have to have the latest and greatest of software - it appears in the documentation that accompanies all your work.
The upside is that there is there more work than you can do. And the pay is much higher than in most fields of visualization. You get repeat work so no need to generate new leads.
If you find you would like this field I think you would have great fun.
I wish you all success.