Established in 2009, Creative Boom is an art, design & visual communication blog, offering inspiration & ideas for creatives worldwide.

From artists and independents to freelancers and creative agencies, the site strives to celebrate, inspire and support the creative industries by promoting the very best established and emerging talent, and offering helpful tips and advice.

Extending beyond a creative's work life, we also love to cover play – featuring travel, life & style ideas and inspirations that would appeal to any creative heart and mind.

Since its launch, Creative Boom has championed thousands of creatives across the UK and beyond, becoming one of the UK's leading art & design blogs. It has also had recognition or support from brands as big as BBC, Adobe, Yahoo, Vimeo, Samsung, Jaguar and The Guardian.

Katy Cowan - Founder & Editor
Katy founded Creative Boom in 2009 and oversees the running of the site. Acting as Editor, she still regularly contributes content. Katy also heads up our sister company Boomerang, a PR and digital marketing agency in Manchester.

Laura Collinson - Assistant Editor
Laura joined Creative Boom in early 2014, after a spell with The Guardian where she helped to develop its digital strategy for the culture desk. A Journalism graduate, Laura is particularly interested in art, illustration, fashion and photography.

Tora Baker - Contributor
Tora became part of the Creative Boom team in 2013. A freelance photographer, Tora is passionate about art and design and loves to discover new talent, particularly in the field of photography. Discover more on her blog.

Katie Rea - Designer
Our designer Katie is a graduate of Fine Arts and has a wealth of experience in print and web design as well as illustration. She develops and manages our Creative Boom brand across all channels.