So, I've finally gotten myself a new workspace, which isn't working from my home studio getting constantly nagged by the cat.
I think a shared space for freelancers and start-ups is essential. A place where you can work alongside contemporaries, where you can potentially share ideas, garner feedback and basically interact with people in a similar situation to yourself. No one tells you that working as a freelance illustrator can be a lonely existence sometimes.
It's a great open office area, plenty of light, great view etc. And as I've said before, it's refreshing to be surrounded by a lot of people that are in the same boat.