We celebrate, inspire and suppo rt the creative community.

Our Story

Launched in 2009 and proudly based in Manchester, UK, Creative Boom is an online magazine that celebrates, inspires and supports the creative community.

From graduates, creative professionals and freelancers to independent artists, designers and makers, our audience of half a million monthly readers spans the globe, each using our inspiration, tips and resources to succeed.

With a focus on art, crafts, design, illustration, and photography, Creative Boom showcases emerging and established talent, shares recommended resources such as the latest tools and books, interviews the brightest and best creatives, delves into people's inspiring workspaces and offers invaluable tips and insight to help you at every stage of your creative career – that's whether you've just graduated, started a new job or launched a new business.

And because creativity never stops, we also love to explore the latest travel and shopping ideas, recommending products, destinations and cultural events to our creative readers.

Featured in BBC, The Guardian, The Independent, Swiss Miss, Colossal, My Modern Met, Design Boom, Design Taxi and Fubiz, Creative Boom is your dedicated daily fix for creative inspiration and ideas.

The team

Katy Cowan

Founder & Editor

Tora Baker

Writer & Photographer

Andy Mallalieu


Laura Collinson


Emily Gosling


Darren Clanford


Tom May


Anthony Wood


Sarah McHugh