As an independent designer, it's important to foster and be a part of a community with other independent and local creatives. It's important to support each other as small business owners. Sometimes you are lucky enough to come up with a great idea and join forces with someone else that you admire.
It's great to meet another person, another designer, who shares your passion for creating beautiful things. It's exciting to get into a room together and start jotting down ideas and drawing what comes to your mind. It's also an incredibly useful creative exercise as the other person might fill in the missing piece, or think of your idea in a different way that really lets it shine and come to life!
The possibilities are limitless when you have talented and imaginative people in the same room together.