Ryan Bowlin


I’ve been making images for as long as I’ve been able to get my little mitts around a Crayola. Some of my earliest memories involve being face down in a pad of paper, scribbling like a wild man on the living room floor. When I let my mind take me back I can still feel the shaggy carpet imprinting abstract designs on my skin. I can remember the waxy crayon smell as I'd pull it across the paper.

It’s funny to think, looking back, that I’m still completely enamored with doing the very same things today. Sure, now I have a fancy desk and the tools aren’t nearly as crude. But the passion for creating stories and imagining worlds has always remained.

For the last five years I’ve been fortunate enough to have an outlet for that passion by working in the games industry. Most my experience has come from working on Fantasy MMORPGs that haven't quite come to fruition and dabbling in the casual gaming market with tiles for Facebook and iPhone. More recently I've found myself stepping up the challenge of tackling an understanding of a different casual market by creating art for casino gambling machines. But I’m always looking for new opportunities to continue living out that love for cultivating the imagination and creating amazing worlds.

If you’re interested in hiring me for my services (full time or contract) I’d appreciate you contacting me via email. I can provide a resume, references and additional samples upon request. I’m very much looking forward to sharing my passion and imagination with you!


Ryan Bowlin currently lives, with his lovely wife, in Chicago,IL. In between creating art he enjoys playing video games, watching his hometown St. Louis Cardinals play baseball, and devouring chimichangas.

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  • Concept Art
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • UI and Texture Painting