What a great thread!! If you are looking to be on a creative team, I think it's wonderful to be proactive to see what designers are looking for. I would say my #1 advice would be to scrap with your favorite designers product. This is huge for getting a designer to notice you. Or at least, that's what gets me to notice people... nothing makes me more giddy than seeing layouts using my designs!! "Do you ever have people contact you asking to be on your team?" YES!! Absolutely. I personally LOVE when people send me emails. Sometimes it happens to be great timing when one CT member needs a break or something, and a spot opens up! I always tend to keep files of people that were interested. (Just include: links to your galleries, and sample layouts using that designers product) Be active! Comment on your favorite designers Facebook, or be active in the forums, or perhaps share a few of there products... or my personal fav... just email them to let them know you really like their designs! I think every designer needs a pick me up email every once in awhile. (I know, I personally treasure these, and go around for days with a cheesy grin on my face) Good luck!