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.

To stay in touch with Creative Boom, you can join 23,000 subscribers and sign up to our weekly newsletter, sent every Tuesday and featuring highlights from the previous seven days.

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 over 1,600 friendly members and counting.