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

Launched in 2009, the site delivers news, inspiration, insight and advice to seven million creative professionals each year. By exploring creativity through our online magazine, podcast, and the entire network, we honour our original ethos: to celebrate, inspire and support the creative community, particularly the underrepresented, offering an inclusive space where everyone feels welcome.

A graduate of the University of Central Lancashire, one of the most respected institutions for Journalism in the UK, I began my career as a broadcast journalist in 2000 and spent five years 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. As a senior director, I provided strategic PR and marketing to clients like the BBC 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.

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