Russell JVM Gutierrez 07 March 2009 Great article. It’s good to know that a lot of people echo the same sentiments, specially during these times. Can’t say enough about cutting overhead costs and being more efficient with your time, interacting with clients and following up potential leads. Working freelance has forced me to really fine tune my organizational and time management skills (getting things one and all that— it seems my life is being run by plain old index cards now!). Ditto on the creative collective. We have put together a great international team based in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, something I would have never considered before while working for a conventional company. Keep the great articles coming!