Bob Bowman Rock Design

Bob Bowman Bio

Bob Bowman has extensive experience and expertise in a wide variety of themed specialty construction techniques. He also has a deep background in themed construction of a wide variety of projects from residential, to commercial. His career spans more than 20 years and features involvement in some of the largest worldwide and most complex themed projects of recent years.

Bob began his career in motion picture, television and studio production. He worked his way through set and production design into the themed entertainment with progressively more significant roles in the themed environment. His first major theme park assignment was the highly acclaimed Euro Disneyland as a lead rockwork production designer Big Thunder mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean for Walt Disney Imagineering.

He developed a series of unique techniques understanding in the development of the models and the ability to create the artistic vision in the field. As the lead rockwork model designer Bob participated in the development of over 2 million square feet of rockwork models and finish work.
Bob scenic painting background in motion picture industry has given him the ability to lead projects from concept thru completion.

In 1994, Bob was recruited to join Universal Studios as senior facade and rockwork production designer. He participated in the design, model building and budgets.
He has worked with designers and creative leads to develop sample programs to identify design, shape, texture and color. These sample/programs have been used as the basics for the finish products. Working with the specialty contractor Bob has worked hands on teaching them the techniques required to maintain quality and schedule.

In 2009, Bob developed and led a team of Artisans and Production Designers to deliver the Journey to Madagascar in Singapore for Dreamworks/Universal".
In 2011, he was a lead sculptor for the rockwork project for the Journey of the Little Mermaid at Disney World in Florida.

Bob has played a key role in creating Rockwork/Architectural Facades for major theme projects:

Walt Disney Imagineering
Euro Disneyland (Paris, France)
American Waterfront (Tokyo, Japan)
Bugsland at Disney (Anaheim, CA)
Finding Nemo" (Disneyland, CA)

Universal Studios
Islands of Adventure (Orlando, FL)
Jurassic Park (Universal Studios, CA)
Jurassic Park (Universal Studios, FL)
Jurassic Park (Universal Studios, JP)

Dream Works Studios
Madagascar (Singapore )
Journey of the Little Mermaid (Disney World, FL)