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“I’m really lucky that I live in a time when location doesn’t really matter,” said Lindsay O’Brien, one of several Eastern Iowa residents who work for national and international brands from their homes. “It’s amazing that I’m able to do global work from the comfort of my couch in Davenport.” Ms. O’Brien’s remote work includes designing cover art for the Los Angeles-based singer Julia Michaels and creating on-screen graphics for the Disney movie, “The Slumber Party.” To make up for not living there, she works hard to “craft really strong connections with the people in LA.” Ms. O’Brien, also known as “Artist called LO” on social media, enjoys traveling to the West Coast a few times a year to bond with friends and associates. “When you wrap up a big project, it’s nice to connect in person with people you’ve worked with,” she said. Cedar Rapids marketer Alicia Terry, co-founder of Denver-based Saturday Social, handles social media and paid ad campaigns for regional, national and international brands, including Simply Framed, Pamela’s, and Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh. After launching the company with a friend in Colorado, Ms. Terry returned to her home state of Iowa in 2020 due to a change in her husband’s work. “There were no second thoughts, because I knew I could take it with me,” she said. “We didn’t have much requirement for in-person before COVID-19. Now that we’re established, we don’t really need Denver headquarters to continue our business.” A bonus from the move: The Cedar Rapids house is bigger than the one she left in Colorado. Ms. Terry spends much of her time in her kitchen preparing dishes from products shipped in by clients, then photographing them in her home studio. Life is easier with more space to spread out her work, she said. James Cheatham lost his job as a district sales manager after moving to Iowa from Georgia, but has since found his niche in voice work. He narrates audiobooks for publishers, including Simon & Schuster, from a custom-built home studio in Marion. In a voice his website describes as “warm, rich, and calming with a honeyed timbre,” Mr. Cheatham said typical Iowa sounds — buzzing crop dusters, barking dogs and cries of children playing — sometimes interrupt recording sessions, but he’s not complaining. “It has 100% been the Lord’s provision and blessing throughout this entire thing and I am incredibly grateful.”