Katie Chappell on finding her creative superpower and the importance of community artwork
Creative Boom

Katie Chappell on finding her creative superpower and the importance of community

  • S2E56
  • 49:53
  • June 13th 2021

Katie Chappell is a freelance illustrator specialising in 'live event' illustration for brands such as Google, Facebook and Apple. She's also one of the founders of The Good Ship Illustration, helping other artists to navigate a creative career. Here, we talk about how Katie found her niche. And she explains why there's no shame in a part-time job when you're trying to make illustration a full-time career. We also discuss productivity tips, business planning and why having your own creative community is everything.

Creative Boom

If you're an artist, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer or filmmaker, whether emerging or established, The Creative Boom Podcast is full of fun and honest conversations with creative people that will inspire. Expect many laughs, a few tears but plenty of advice and insight to help you in your creative career. Hosted by Katy Cowan, founding editor of Creative Boom, a platform she launched in 2009 to celebrate, inspire and support the creative community.

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Katy Cowan
Founder of Creative Boom

A journalist, writer and broadcaster, Katy Cowan is also the founding editor of Creative Boom, one of the UK's leading platforms dedicated to the creative industries. She launched her magazine in 2009 with a mission to celebrate and support artists and designers, particularly those who are underrepresented. Today, her site delivers inspiration, insight and advice to six million creative professionals every year.