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About Creative Boom

Creative Boom is an art, design & culture magazine, offering inspiration & ideas for creatives worldwide – since 2009. Attracting around half a million readers each month*, we share the very best work from the fields of art, graphic design, illustration, photography, film, animation, and any other form of visual communication – to champion creative graduates, independents, freelancers and agencies across the globe.

We also offer helpful tips and advice, showcase interesting workspaces, highlight the latest creative resources, and share job and freelance opportunities through our own jobs board.

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

Our Team

Katy Cowan, Founder & Editor

Katy Cowan

Creative Boom was founded by Katy Cowan, a journalist from Cheshire, UK, who also runs Boomerang, an independent PR agency in Manchester. She came up with the idea for the site after launching her own business during the global economic crisis. Wanting to support other freelancers and creatives who were struggling, the idea was to provide a platform for people to showcase their work, gain publicity and benefit from being part of an online creative community. What started as a little side project now attracts half a million monthly readers across the world.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @katy_cowan

Tilly Martin, Assistant Editor

Tilly Martin

Tilly is an Assistant Editor of Creative Boom. An English Literature & Creative Writing graduate, she is passionate about writing, loves to dabble in poetry and enjoys discovering fresh art, design and photography to share with our creative audience. She's also part of the team at Boomerang.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @tillydaisym

Laura Collinson, Assistant Editor

Laura Collinson

Laura is an Assistant Editor of Creative Boom. A journalism graduate and PR professional, Laura spent six years in London before moving back home 'up North' to work for our sister company, Boomerang. She loves to champion new creative talent and is especially passionate about art, photography and fashion. Laura has also written for both the Huffington Post and The Guardian.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @lozcoll

Becci Sharpe, Contributor

Becci Sharpe

Becci is a Contributor at Creative Boom, and a publicist at our sister company Boomerang. Born with a literary name, she 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.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @NotBeckySharp

Glenn Hickling, Contributor

Glenn Hickling

Glenn Hickling is one of our key Contributors at Creative Boom. Soldier of fortune on the creative front line, Glenn's 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.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @hicksbomb

Creative Boom's community

Since its launch, Creative Boom has built a loyal and international community of creators, freelancers, artists, independents, agencies, galleries, universities and relevant brands... or just people who love all things creative.

With around 70,000 Twitter followers and around 30,000 'likes' on our Facebook Page, we're also very active on social media and, over the past six years, have become a leading resource for the creative industries, attracting advertisers such as BBC, Adobe, Yahoo, Vimeo, Samsung and Jaguar.

How to get featured on Creative Boom

If you'd love to get featured on the site and get in front of our niche creative audience, read our helpful Submission Guidelines. Or to enquire about advertising, you can request our latest Media Pack.

*Based on latest stats from CloudFlare: 18 February - 19 March 2015

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