Founder & Editor
Passionate about championing the arts and creative industries, Rachel Arthur founded boom saloon via Kickstarter in 2016. Having previously studied fashion and design management, she initially embarked upon a stint at Conde Nast before moving to a pivotal role as Head of Content at Scotland’s fastest growing fashion tech company, where she led a small team. Here, the power and importance of data was truly brought to light whilst learnings on management and startup business were made.
Three years at Creative Edinburgh further ignited her passion for nurturing creative growth across sectors whilst understanding the importance of a diverse creative ecosystem, which was further developed into boom saloon’s mission to democratise creativity for good. In 2018 Rachel was named an Industry Expert for Create Hub before being highly commended as a Rising Star in Media from FIPP and being named in the Young Women’s Movement’s 30 Under 30. In 2019 she was named an overall Rising Star in Media, collecting the award at FIPP’s Global Media Conference in Las Vegas alongside fellow winners from mass global media corporations including River Group, Immediate, Thomson Reuters and Media 24. She is currently collaborating with Wojtek Kutyla and Marta Kuczkowska to explore a new, data driven distribution model for boom saloon – consistently marrying the vitality and possibility of data with the tangibility of print and the belonging of community.
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