No one makes art in a bubble. Being able to feed off of and bounce ideas off of each other is imperative. One of the things I’ve learned that is massively important is the idea of how your work can be misinterpreted. Hearing your ideas repeated back to you by someone you trust is a huge part of the creative process. They might get it wrong, but in hearing it back, you might see your idea more clearly, or it might morph into something else. You don’t get that when working on your own.