"Richmond has always been known as a small Mecca of agencies," says Rachel Bender, creative account manager at Aquent, a temporary employment firm.
The agencies are the big fish in the pond; they line up the projects and assemble the creative teams, often drawing up extensive networks of outside talent."About 80 percent of the work we do is with free-lancers," she
says."There is a huge free-lance community here."
Ask Bruce Hornstein how he
fits into Richmond 's artistic domain, and you won't get a simple answer.As co-owner of Pyramid Studios
specialty is designing multimedia for museum exhibits.His
projects entail writing, historical research, photography, film making, sound production, computer programming, music, and editing and post production.
It took all those skills and more not long ago when he
wife/co-owner Dixie tackled one of the biggest jobs of their career: designing Frontier Texas.