Rodney Bowes Graphic Design Los Angeles

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The career of designer and photographer Rodney Bowes has spawned a legacy that has transported him through generations of music innovation, across continents and through diverse music genres. Born in Santiago, Chile and reared in London, England, Bowes relocated to Toronto, where he graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design. His fledgling image concepts he created while in college for punk outfit The Diodes put him on the map, while early works for the notorious Battered Wives Cigarettes release on Bomb Records (and a Juno award win) cemented his reputation as a design tastemaker. 
Throughout the ‘70s, Bowes traversed the punk rock ephemera of both Toronto and New York City through his camera lens. He is best known for photography of The Ramones, Debbie Harry, Teenage Head, The B-Girls and The Viletones. He continued to design album art for the following three decades, garnering diverse clients like Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Ramones, Dead Boys, Blondie, Poison, Smashing Pumpkins, Garth Brooks, Godsmack, The Yardbirds and numerous others.
A Juno award win, multiple Juno nominations, countless platinum records and decades of decadence later, Bowes lives in Hollywood. Unwittingly surrounded by those consumed with the desire to “be someone,” Bowes has never seemed to strive in such a manner—he has simply and effortlessly driven the graphic manifest of bands that make up the stronghold of genre, whether punk, alternative rock or country. The graphic legacy of Rodney Bowes endures, despite genre, location or era.

Bowes currently works as Creative Director of DC3 Media, Art Director for The City Drive Entertainment and is Co-Owner of Union Industries. His original design company, Rodney Bowes Design, still flourishes after 35 years of great design before its time.


Clients include

Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Rush, David Bowie, Ramones, Dead Boys, Plasmatics, Shania Twain, The Band, Oscar Peterson, Sam and Dave, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Richard Hell, Poison, Nickelback, Steve Miller Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Garth brooks, Lewis Black, Colin Quinn, Bachman and Turner, Godsmack, Sully Erna, Creed, Alter Bridge, Chris Spedding, Cocteau Twins, Kate Bush, Crash Test Dummies, Adam Cohen, Halo gaming, Live Nation, EMI, Universal Music, BMG Music, Sony Music, Bell Telephone, Estee Lauder, HMV, Warner Music, Blue Note Records, Rhino Records, 4AD and many more.


Juno award winner for best album graphics.

Numerous Juno and Casby nominations for best design.