About

Cronin Creative encompasses the work I do for individuals, organisations, etc, on a variety of fascinating projects. So far this has included website design, publicity material, logo design, editing of fiction and non-fiction work, illustration, CV/business card design and editing, as well as occasional collaborations and administrative/planning.

I am more than aware that my clients are often not wealthy and so my costs are done through and case by case basis primarily worked out through a low hourly rate (excl. occasional material/postage costs as required). Although I am not a charity I am keen to help where I can and have often assisted student and charity groups where I can.

Please contact me for more information and quotations, and check out my portfolio for examples of my work.

Previous projects include:

Oct 2017 – present; Side By Side RefugeesChristmas Showcase, Publicity Team Leader.
Sept 2017 – present; Side By Side Refugees: Christmas Crowdfunder, Project Management (successfully raised over £3000).
June 2017; The Pilgrims’ Process: Logo and imagery designs.
June 2017; R.E.M. Works: Logo design and Facebook set-up
May – Sept 2017; Jean Dawkins, Fiction in progress: Editing
May 2017; R.E.M. Works, “Hostage Situation”: Table read preparation and planning
2016 – present; Aimee Whitbread, “In The Beginning”: Illustration
December 2016; Slade wedding, colouring book design.
Oct 2016 – May 2017; Cheryl Cunningham, Non-fiction in progress: Editing
April 2016; Shonanigans: CV, business card, publicity material, website, and Facebook page designs.
April 2016; TMBrindley: Business card, publicity material, and website designs.
2015-16; Bridge Builders: Logo and website design.
2014; Iain Challis Photography: Logo design
2012; Christchurch Summerfield, Birmingham: Logo and website design

I create, write, and study as EKMCronin. I run this blog, create a variety of artistic pieces, and write regularly in the hopes of inspiring people and bettering the world around me. Below are examples of my experience and achievements to date, and you can find updates as to what I am doing (including Cronin Creative projects) on Facebook.

I also tutor the occasional student and my account can be found at First Tutors UK.
I believe anyone can draw with practice, and it is often when someone is in a relaxed environment that they allow themselves to explore their own creative side. If you would like some guidance by all means get in touch and I’ll be happy to talk through options.

You can also find me, and support me if you wish, on Patreon where you will be rewarded with exclusive articles and maybe even some artistic content purely for being lovely!

Academic

University of St Andrews, Distance Learning (part-time), 2014-2016:
Master of Letters (MLitt) Bible and the Contemporary World, with Distinction in the Dissertation
Modules: Public Theology; Theological Issues in Medical Ethics; The Bible and Contemporary Issues; and Dissertation titled “The language of personhood and the church’s ministry concerning early miscarriage.”

University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2007-2011:
Master of Theology (MTheol) Hons 2.1
Modules: The Church, Ritual and Politics; The History and Religion of Ancient Israel; Jesus and the Gospels; Theology: Issues and History; Exile and Return in the Old Testament; New Testament History and Theology; Contemporary Theology and its Challenges; Christian Ethics: God, Sex and Money; Biblical Exegesis; Theological Explorations: Texts, Issues and Applications; The Theology of the Musical; Citizenship: A Practical Theological Exploration; Johannine Literature & Theology: English Text; Theology and Pastoral Care; Theology in Latin America, and Honours Dissertation in Divinity.
Also taken: The Art of the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe; European Art and Architecture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; The Mediaeval World; and Drama: Reading and Performance.

SHSG Sixth Form College, 2005-2007:
A-Level:
Fine Art (A), English Literature (B), General Studies (B), Psychology (D).
Adult Education Centre, Chelmsford, 2005-2007:
A-Level:
Philosophy (B)
Southend High School for Girls, 2005:
GCSE: 10 A*-Cs

Experience

June 2017: VCUKI Just Theology Symposium, speaker presenting “Pregnant Justice“.
May 2017: Shortlisted for the British and Irish Association for Practical Theology (BIAPT) Dissertation Prize.
April 2017 – present: Co-leader of Roots Group, Rayleigh Vineyard Church.
April 2017: Resident artist at event hosted by Home for Good and Hodder Faith at the House of Lords, launching God is Stranger by Krish Kandiah.
August 2016 – present: Designer on staff, Rayleigh Vineyard Church.
November 2015 – January 2016: Donation Hub Leader, Side by Side Refugees.
June 2015: Devotional writer for UCB’s Word 4U 2Day.
May 2015 – present: Founder & Administrator of ASK Theology Facebook Group, Rayleigh Vineyard Church.
May 2015: “30 Days, A Self Portrait” Project.
March 2014: Guest writer for Preston Yancey, “What Women Want: To Be Seen.”
S
eptember 2013: Writer for Knowle Parish Magazine, “Mama Vs. Clutter Monster.”
A
ugust – September 2013: Writer for Urban Times, “Is It Sexist? Are You Sure?” “Jumping on the Food Austerity Bandwagon,” “Green Minimalism – Ways to Cut Budget, Carbon Footprint & Waste,” and “Music Impacts Children’s Prosocial Behaviour.”
August – September 2013: Writer for Motherhood Diaries, “Getting Past Distrust: Pregnancy After a Miscarriage,” “Was That It? Feeling A Kick… Maybe,” and “How the Gender Mystery Helped Me Bond with my Baby.”
September – December 2012: Lecturer for New College Birmingham/Birmingham Bible Institute in Psalms and The History of Missions.
August 2012 – April 2013: Church Administrator & Vicar’s PA, Christchurch Summerfield, Edgbaston.
2012: Publicist for “Shadowlands.”
October 2011 – May 2012: Project Administrator, Tayside YoungLives/YoungLife International, Dundee.
September – August 2011: Publicist for The World Over & The World Over at The Fringe
December 2009: Producer for “True Story” concert, CMaD.
May 2009: Co-Writer & Stage Manager for “Everyman”, CMaD.
February 2009: Organiser and speak for “Stand Together” seminar day.
April 2008: Stage Manager for “Bonhoeffer”, CMaD.
2008-2012: Treasurer, Publicity Rep, Prayer Secretary for Christian Music & Drama Society (CMaD), University of St Andrews.
2008-2010: Secretary, and Senior Student in St Regulus Hall Student Committee, University of St Andrews.
November 2007: Stage hand for “The Crucible”.