Brian Bowes is an award-winning Illustrator and Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD) based in Savannah, GA. His work is known for its characters, craftsmanship, and storytelling.
Bowes has collaborated with numerous clients through out his career. Notable is the work that was done with Foolscap Press, based in Santa Cruz, CA. Together they produced a beautifully hand crafted, hand-colored, limited edition letterpress print book, The Story of the Fisherman. This finely crafted book can be found in book collections around the world, university special collections, libraries across the world. Bowes is honored that a copy of this book was purchased by the Rare Book and Special collections Division at the United States Library of Congress.
Prior to becoming a Professor, Brian Bowes served as the Youth Education Director for the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center’s Art After School program. Bowes also served as the Illustrator Coordinator for the San Francisco North & East Bay region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI.) Bowes has been a guest lecturer at The University of Berkeley, The California College of the Arts, and the Academy of Art University San Francisco.
His formal study of Illustration includes an A.A. degree in Graphic Design from Santa Rosa Junior College, a B.F.A. in Illustration from the California College of the Arts and Crafts, and an M.F.A. in Illustration from the University of Hartford.
Brian Bowes is proudly represented by Ms. Deborah Warren of the East West Literary Agency.
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Partial Client List

  • Proctor and Gamble
    • Illustration consultant for product development and customer focus group
  • Foolscap Press
    • Illustrations and design for The Story of the Fisherman
  • Waywiser Press
    • Cover design and illustration, and interior illustrations for The Hole Story of Kirby the Sneak and Arlo the True.
  • Society of Young Inklings
    • Cover illustration for Inklings Book 2015; an Anthology
    • Graphic Design for a number of book covers.
  • Black Cat Books
    • Graphic design for a series of middle grade chapter books
    • Cover illustrations and interior illustrations for the book series.
  • Pixel Graphics
    • Corporate identity illustration
    • Patent illustrations
  • REASON robots
    • Concept designs
    • Storyboards
  • Reach and Teach Books
    • Cover design and illustration, and interior illustrations for Ivy: Homeless in San Francisco
  • The Linus Group
    • Storyboard illustrations for advertising campaign
  • Firefly Creative Services
    • Corporate identity illustration
    • Catalog spot illustrations
  • PM Press
    • Cover design for the Switchblade Series of novels
    • Cover illustration for The Wrong Thing, Pike, The Chieu Hoi Saloon
  • University of Irvine, CA
    • Cover illustration for catalog of radio programs
  • Earth First Magazine
    • Cover illustrations for Spring and Winter editions