About Colossal

Launched in 2010 by writer and curator Christopher Jobson, Colossal is one of the largest visual art, design, and culture blogs on the web. We pride ourselves in celebrating the work of both established and emerging artists across a vast field of creative endeavors, featuring 5,000+ articles on fine art, crafts, design, animation, photography, street art, illustration, and architecture. We also explore the beauty of the natural world at the intersection of art and science.

Over the last seven years we’ve been honored with accolades by The National Endowment for the Arts, TED, and PBS Art21. Colossal won the UTNE Media Award for Arts Coverage in 2013, and was nominated for a Webby.

Editorial Staff

Christopher Jobson

Christopher Jobson
Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Fascinated by visual culture across a wide-range of disciplines and committed to making art engaging for everyone, Christopher launched Colossal as a personal blog in the fall of 2010. Somewhat blindsided by the publication’s success, he soon left his day job to run the site full-time and began contributing to publications such as Wired Magazine, Beautiful/Decay, Mental Floss, Slate, Designboom and Quartz. He studied design, art, and writing at Columbia College and lives in Chicago with his wife, son, and dogs. You can follow him on Instagram and learn more about him here.

 

Kate Sierzputowski

Kate Sierzputowski
Editor & Contributing Writer

Kate Sierzputowski is a freelance writer and curator based in Chicago. Fascinated by artists’ studio processes, she founded the website INSIDE\WITHIN to physically explore and archive the creative spaces of Chicago’s emerging and established artists. In addition to writing for Colossal, Kate also contributes art writing to Hyperallergic, the Chicago Reader, and Teen Vogue, is a co-director of the artist-run gallery space Julius Caesar, and is half of the curatorial duo Episode with Mary Eleanor Wallace. You can follow studio explorations, gallery visits, and other peeks into Chicago’s terrain on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Laura Staugaitis
Editor & Contributing Writer

In addition to writing, Laura Staugaitis manages The Colossal Shop and steers Colossal’s special projects, brand partnerships, and curatorial endeavors. Despite growing up in rural upstate New York, Laura was raised with an intense appreciation of arts and culture and studied studio art at Williams College. She has worked with a wide range of creative startups in Chicago and Denver and has published writing in Fellow Magazine, Pure Green Magazine, Heddels, and Serious Eats. She currently resides in Chicago with her honorifically named cats Lula and Theo. You can follow her on Instagram.

 

Johnny Strategy

Johnny Strategy
Contributing Writer

Johnny Strategy was born in Brooklyn but moved to Japan a year later. He spent the first 18 years of his life growing up in Tokyo. He returned to the U.S. for college where he studied art and art history. He writes about Japanese art and design at Spoon & Tamago and is also an art consultant specializing in Asian art. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two kids.

 

Anna Marks
Contributing Writer

Anna Marks is a London-based freelance writer and researcher. She also contributes to Wired UK and VICE US among other publications. Growing up in North Yorkshire Anna developed a passion for art and science and went on to study psychology then an MA in design curation. You can follow her gallery adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Sasha Bogojev
Contributing Writer

Growing up skateboarding Sasha Bogojev always enjoyed skateboard graphics, Toy Machine ads, and the art section in Thrasher magazine. It was around that time he started flirting with graffiti, which eventually lead to appreciating street and urban art. As an adult, Sasha got involved in online art forums and began writing for a variety of art websites. He now writes for Juxtapoz, curates gallery shows worldwide, and writes introductions for artist monographs.

 

Andrew LaSane
Contributing Writer

Andrew is a freelance writer and editor from South Carolina who was raised by pop culture (and wolves). After earning a BA in American Studies and a MA in Media, Culture, and Communications, he began writing about street art, contemporary art, science, fashion, film, and just about everything else for online publications including Complex, Mental Floss, and Thrillist. When he’s not writing or taking pictures of murals, he’s probably customizing sneakers and/or watching movies somewhere in Brooklyn. Follow his misadventures on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Credits

The Colossal identity and website were designed with loving attention to detail by Armin Vit. The site is set in fonts from Hoefler & Co including Ringside and Sentinel. We’re proudly hosted by Media Temple with additional server support by Data Folk Labs. All advertising inquiries are handled by Nectar Ads. Bio portraits by Lui Ferreyra.

Current Colossal logo artwork courtesy: Adela Andea, Craig BurrowsPaolo Pettigiani, Ekaterina Lukasheva, and Xavier Portela.