Creative Boom is an art and design blog, offering inspiration and ideas for creative people worldwide. Launched in 2009, we attract half a million readers each month* and love to celebrate, inspire and support the creative industries.
Sharing the very best work from the fields of art, crafts, graphic design, illustration, photography, film, advertising, and any other form of visual culture – we're passionate about championing and offering inspiration to graduates, independents, freelancers and agencies across the globe. We also share tips and resources to provide further support wherever possible. Beyond work life, we also love to cover play – providing travel and lifestyle ideas that would appeal to any creative heart and mind.
Creative Boom is run by its founder and editor Katy Cowan who wanted to do something positive to celebrate, inspire and support the creative industries. A creative herself, Katy also runs her own business – Boomerang, a friendly Manchester PR agency – and in her spare time loves to dabble in photography, painting and travel.
Katy Cowan, Founder & Editor
Katy began her career working as a broadcast journalist for various regional and national radio stations before taking the leap into PR in 2005. After a brief stint working for a leading PR agency, she set up her own business in 2007 and has never looked back. Naturally, Katy especially loves to discover and share the work of graduates and small businesses. And her wealth of experience can be found in our Tips and Resources sections.
Laura Collinson, Assistant Editor
A journalism graduate and PR professional, Laura spent six years in London before moving back home 'up North'. She loves to champion new creative talent and is especially passionate about art, photography and illustration. Laura has also written for both the Huffington Post and The Guardian.
Becci Sharpe, Contributor
Born with a literary name, Becci inevitably fell in love with books at a young age and after studying English at Newcastle University, went on to work for leading independent publishers in London with writers of every genre. Aside from a love of reading and writing, she also has an interest in theatre and dance.
Henry Gratwick, Contributor
An English and Linguistics graduate from Scotland, Henry always felt he was built for warmer climes and ventured south of the border after finishing at St Andrews. He’s edited a dictionary, worked in broadcast and charity PR, and is now part of the team at Creative Boom. Yours for a coffee and a good book, or alternatively a protein shake and directions to the nearest set of dumbbells.
Glenn Hickling, Contributor
Soldier of fortune on the creative front line, Glenn is pitching a novel, working on a screen play and renting out his writing skills by the hour to keep wolves from scratching at the door.
*Based on latest stats from CloudFlare: 18 February - 19 March 2015