Ron Bowman

Location San Francisco
Bio

Matte Painter, Environment and Concept Artist

Visual Effects Illustrator Visual Artist
Projects
21 Projects

Work History

Senior Matte Painter, Environments Artist, Concept Artist
Freelance
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
Framestore
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
Freelance
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
Baseblack
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.
Illustrator
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.

Education

BFA
San Jose State University
1997 – 2002

Skills