Ron Bowman

Location San Francisco

Matte Painter, Environment and Concept Artist

Visual Effects Illustrator Visual Artist
21 Projects

Work History

Senior Matte Painter, Environments Artist, Concept Artist
May 2015 – Present
San Francisco Bay Area
I'm currently working as a freelance matte painter, environment artist and concept artist. My skills include matte painting/digital environments (2D, 2.5D and 3D), concept art and digital illustration.
Senior Matte Painter
Jan 2018 – Apr 2018
London, United Kingdom
I returned to London for 3.5 months to work on Avengers: Infinity War and Christopher Robin.
Matte Painter (CG Generalist)
Industrial Light and Magic
Feb 2016 – May 2016
San Francisco Bay Area
At ILM I worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Senior Matte Painter
Double Negative
Feb 2015 – May 2015
London, United Kingdom
At Double Negative in London I worked on James Bond: Spectre and Geostorm.
Senior Matte Painter
Sep 2014 – Feb 2015
I worked as a freelance matte painter for a few projects for Edelman and The Mill in London.
Matte Painter
Prime Focus
Sep 2012 – Sep 2014
London, United Kingdom
At Prime Focus I worked on: - Kingsman, Secret Service - Hercules - Two Faces of January - The Great Gatsby - White House Down - Vampire Academy
Matte Painter
Mokko Studio
Aug 2012 – Sep 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mokko Studio invited me to Montreal to work on the sequel to Chronicles of Riddick.
Matte Painter
Mar 2012 – Jul 2012
London, United Kingdom
At Baseblack I worked on Total Recall.
Matte Painter
The Mill
Jan 2010 – Mar 2012
London, United Kingdom
At The Mill I worked on: - Doctor Who - Sherlock - Primeval - Merlin - Sinbad.
Matte Painter
Framestore CFC
Nov 2007 – Feb 2010
London, United Kingdom
At Framestore I worked on: - Avatar - The Tale of Despereaux - Where the Wild Things Are - Clash of the Titans - Prince of Persia - Salt.
Matte Painter/Texture Artist
Blackpoint Studios
Aug 2007 – Nov 2007
San Francisco, California
I was briefly a matte painter and texture artist at Blackpoint Studios in San Francisco, where I worked cinematics on the Iron Man video game.
Illustrator / Graphic Designer
Cisco Systems
Sep 2000 – Oct 2007
I created presentations and various graphics for the executive staff, primarily for IBSG (the Internet Business Solutions Group).
Freelance illustrator and graphic designer
Freelance Illustration and Graphic Design
Apr 1996 – Sep 2007
I've worked independently as a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer for many companies while holding other jobs. I discontinued freelance work in 2007 to focus on establishing a matte painting career. Companies I'd worked for independently include: Siemens AG; Motorola; Handmade Software; Black & White Design; Lee-McCoy Associates; Siliconware, Inc.; Fineline Design; Symbol Technologies, Inc.; Lasselle-Ramsey, Inc.; SVNL, Inc; Avid Image.
Duarte Design
Sep 1996 – Feb 2005
I was a freelance illustrator for Duarte Design for many years. Through them I created paintings, sketches, storyboards, presentations, diagrams, web graphics and highly detailed illustrations for a variety of companies including Disney, Apple Computer, Adobe, Cisco Systems, Netscape, Hitachi, Sun Microsystems, E-trade, Canon, and Verisign.
Graphic Designer
Laser Works
Apr 1994 – Sep 1997
At Laser Works I created advertisements, newsletters, web pages, white papers, and other collateral for major Silicon Valley corporations including Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems, Symantec, ISD, and Hewlett-Packard.


San Jose State University
1997 – 2002