About this pro
12 years in business
11 hires on Thumbtack
I have hired Doug Bowker to produce a number of 2D and 3D animations over the past decade. I am a video producer but occasionally I have requests that are beyond my skill set. That is when I pick up the phone and call Doug. No matter what challenges I present to him, he produces a stellar product. Be it a complex 3D rendering of an automated biological storage system to a realistic looking technology product, Doug consistently delivers high quality and professional work that my clients simply rave about. Not only does his final product look amazing but he explains and guides me through the animation process using clear language and keeps me up to date on his progress with realistic time tables. Doug thinks multiple steps ahead and always gives me options to make sure we stick to our budget and deadlines. I am confident when Doug presents me with a quote, it is fair and well thought out. When we work together on a project, I feel confident to present Doug as a member of my team. Doug is smart, easy to work with and always presents himself in a professional manner. When ever I work with Doug, I am always blown away with the quality of his work. There was one project we worked on together where his animation had to look like an extension of my video work. I was amazed how he enabled the two mediums to blend so smoothly together. Obviously Doug's work speaks for itself but I find communication to be just as important as the final product, if not more. There are a number of steps when it comes to putting together an animation project. One wrong move and time tables and budgets can get out of hand. Doug's clear communication style enables me to feel the entire process will run smoothly. Doug is my "go to" guy for 2D and 3D animation. I put my reputation on the line and recommend Doug Bowker for any animation project you need produced.Nov 9, 2017
Outstanding animator. Created a realistic ship for our sci fi film.Aug 22, 2015Verified
He is bright, talented, creative, and extremely dependable. I have used his work with a number of key people and they have been impressed. He has good judgement and great timing. His animation is lovely and the support art was well chosen. I was very pleased with the work and I am not easy to please. Mothers are learning from the piece he did. Well done.Mar 26, 2014Verified
We had a very immediate need for some graphics help for a new website and I am please to say that Doug did an outstanding job for us. His work was excellent and he was able to work under tight deadlines. I highly recommend him.Apr 28, 2014Verified
Doug has been an absolute pleasure to work with and is, in short, a creative genius. He is patient with our many requests, detail-oriented and offers great suggestions for ideas. He has exceeded our expectations and we are excited to work with him again in the future.Jan 13, 2014Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Animation and Video projects need as much background provided by the customer as possible to begin the quote/bid process. My estimates will be based on an hourly rate, as well as how any project compares to the many I have done before it.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, with a BFA in Industrial Design. After that my training has been in the form of 20+ years of professional experience both as an employee in creative companies and on my own, with numerous projects large and small. I view education as a lifelong endeavor and look to learn something new with each customer.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My career started in product development and that design process led to the use of 3D modeling and imaging. From there it was a logical leap into animation, motion graphics, editing and eventually to shooting video.