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Hello. I'm Katy, a journalist, broadcaster, and the founding editor of Creative Boom, one of the UK's leading magazines dedicated to the creative industries. ☺

A graduate of the University of Central Lancashire, I began my career as a broadcast journalist in 2000, working for regional and national radio stations before venturing into PR. Until late 2020, I was one of the co-founders of a successful communications consultancy in Manchester, which has evolved to specialise in software systems and development. As a senior director there, I provided strategic PR and marketing to clients such as BBC, TATA Group and Manchester City Football Club.

After 13 years of growing an agency, I've since dedicated my time to Creative Boom, following its ongoing success. Today, we reach up to a million creative professionals every month and partner with brands such as Adobe, Microsoft, Huawei, Samsung, Squarespace, University of the Arts London, and Wix.

By building two different ventures from PR to publishing to eventually focus on the latter, I have a wealth of experience in many fields spanning two decades. I'm immensely proud of what I've achieved and the challenges I've overcome to turn what began as a hobby into a successful media platform that champions creativity worldwide.

As such, I am now available to share my story and expertise through talks, bespoke workshops, one-to-one consultancy sessions and creative coaching. If you'd like to find out more, I'd be happy to hear from you. ✌︎

Katy Cowan