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Creative Bloq is the world's leading art and design site, and delivers a daily mix of news, advice and inspiration for creative people: including digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers, 3D and VFX artists, illustrators, crafters and  more.

We aim to keep you up-to-date with the latest global design trends and cutting-edge tech, remind you of the fundamentals that make creative work great, advise you on the best tools for your needs, and ultimately, help you create your best work.

Creative Bloq was founded in 2012, and we're proud to be celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2022. Over the years, we've been the home of legacy magazines Computer Arts, net, Web Designer and 3D Artist; today, we're the online space of leading 2D and 3D art magazines, ImagineFX and 3D World, respectively.

We're also the home of Vertex, the ultimate event for 2D and 3D artists, as well as the Brand Impact Awards (opens in new tab), which celebrates the world's best branding.

Meet the team

Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Acting Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now takes care of the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can. 

Ian Dean is Art and Design Editor at Creative Bloq. With over 25 years' experience in both print and online journalism, Ian has worked on many leading video game and digital art brands, including ImagineFX magazine and Official PlayStation Magazine. Since joining the Creative Bloq team in 2021, Ian combines his loves of gaming and digital art to report on the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, as well as his new passion: Cricut. In his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.

Beren Neale
Beren Neale

Beren is Creative Bloq's Deals Editor, and has over 10 years' experience in both print and online journalism. Having previously edited legacy magazines Computer Arts and Paint & Draw, he's a passionate fan of all things art and design. He's involved in the ecommerce of the site, bringing creatives the best deals on the best kit, as well as advising them on products that are right for their needs. When he's not seeking out the best prices, he's an avid rock climber, and is currently trying to beat his personal best of a 7B+ sports route. 

Brad Thorne
Brad Thorne

Brad Thorne is Creative Bloq's Ecommerce Writer. He previously worked as Features Writer for 3D World and 3D Artist magazines, and has written about everything from 3D modelling to concept art, archviz to engineering, and VR to VFX. For Creative Bloq, he's responsible for creating content around the most cutting-edge technology (think the metaverse and the world of VR). He also keeps a keen eye on prices and stock of all the best creative kit, bringing our readers the best offers available on great tech and art supplies.

Daniel Piper
Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).

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Amelia Bamsey

Amelia Bamsey is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.

Joseph Foley

Joe Foley is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He's in charge of getting our product reviews up onto the website and editing buying guides. He keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies, to update our recommendations. A writer and translator, he also works as a project manager at a design and branding agency based in London and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He enjoys photography and wellness and also dances tango.

Georgia
Georgia Coggan

Georgia is a regular freelance contributor and editor for Creative Bloq. Working across the site on everything from news to ecom, she has written about a range of diverse topics from standout rebrands to buying guides. A slave to the style guide and a self-confessed grammar nerd, Georgia also enjoys helping to keep things in literary shape across the site. 

Contact Creative Bloq

Creative Bloq is based in Bath, in Southwest England, but Future Plc has offices in London, New York and Sydney, and we have contributors all around the globe. 

Our office address is:

Creative Bloq, Future Plc, Quay House, The Ambury, Bath, BA1 1UA

But please send any deliveries to:

Creative Bloq, Future PLC, 5 Pinesway Industrial Estate, Bath, BA2 3QS

For general enquiries, contact the Creative Bloq team on contact@creativebloq.com (quick tip for getting a reply: don't call us Creative Blog)

Our phone number is +44 (0)1225 442244

For UK sales enquiries, email Mike Pyatt - michael.pyatt@futurenet.com

For US sales enquiries, email Melissa Makhmaltchi - melissa.makhmaltchi@futurenet.com

Affiliate & Advertising disclosure

We always aim to provide unbiased editorial created by our journalists and writers. We also need to pay our teams and website costs so we make money in a number of ways. We sometimes use affiliate links to products and services on retailer sites for which we can receive compensation if you click on those links or make purchases through them. From time to time we also publish advertorials (paid-for editorial content) and sponsored content on the site. When this is the case the content is clearly marked as sponsored or promoted, so you’ll always know which content is editorial and which is not. Future PLC is our parent company and has an in-depth terms and conditions page with a lot more information that you can read right here

How we test and review

When we test products for our deep-dive reviews, buying guides and group tests we stick closely to a set of rules to ensure consistency and accuracy across the board. You can find these in our how we test and review guide.

We pride ourselves on honesty, independence and knowledge of a subject. Our reviewing team has decades of experience in the products they cover. They specialise and work in the sectors they review products for, so you can rest assured we test in real world scenarios.

For certain specialist reviews, such as laptops, desktop computers and workstations we run a range of industry-standard benchmarks and tests to determine a device's power, reliability, speed, economy and more. Each device is reviewed under the same test conditions and against the same standards and setup, so we get accurate and consistent results.

Code of conduct

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Creative Bloq is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint please contact contact@creativebloq.com (opens in new tab)

If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit www.ipso.co.uk (opens in new tab).

Privacy policy

Creative Bloq is part of Future PLC. We are both fiercely committed to protecting your privacy. Please have a look at our in-depth privacy policy (opens in new tab) to find out more.

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