We celebrate, inspire and suppo rt the creative community.

Creative Boom is a UK-based online magazine and podcast, dedicated to artists, designers, illustrators, photographers and anyone working in visual arts and communications.

Founded in 2009 by Katy Cowan, a Manchester-based creative passionate about giving others a voice, we have become one of the leading platforms in the creative industries, attracting an audience of over seven million readers, each using our inspiration, tips, and resources to succeed.

We champion emerging as well as established talent, share recommended tools, gadgets and books, interview the brightest and best creatives. We also offer invaluable tips and insight to help you at every stage of your creative career – from graduation and starting a new job to switching focus, going freelance or even launching a new business.

You can also tune in to The Creative Boom Podcast, which went straight to the top of the Apple Podcasts' charts on its day of launch, enjoying 20,000 downloads in its first couple of weeks. Hosted by our founder, it features fun and honest conversations with creative people that will inspire.

If you'd like extra advice and support, then you can request to join the newly launched Creative Boom Chat, a free and private forum away from social media with nearly 1,500 friendly members and counting.

The team

Katy Cowan

Founder & Editor

Tora Baker

Writer & Photographer

Andy Mallalieu


Emily Gosling


Tom May