About Dave Bowker

Dave Bowker is an artist, graphic designer and web developer from Manchester, England — currently based in London, England since 2008.

I am the Creative Lead for Ultra Knowledge, Ltd. a content marketing agency that gives brands the ability to be their own publishers and become the thought and innovation leaders in their sectors. Ultra Knowledge services are underpinned by technology products I have helped to envision, design and build, and in doing so have worked alongside some of the nicest and smartest people I’ve known.

Dave Bowker - November, 2012 in London, UK.

Dave Bowker – November, 2012 in London, UK. Photo taken by Olav Hjertaker.

Contact Information

Email hello (at) davebowker (dot) com for question, comment or query.

I have a keen interest in data visualisation and understanding the problem of how best to present complex data in an informative and attractive way. My visualisation work has appeared in many books on the subject, and I have presented and spoken on the topic at conferences and meet-ups in the UK as well as having my work featured in numerous books and industry magazines on data visualisation, web design and core graphic design principles.

I’ve had the pleasure to work on some really great projects — with big brands, with creative agencies, with awesome freelancers — and I’ve gotten to know some really nice people whilst doing them. I’m sometimes available for interesting projects, so if you’ve got one shoot me an email and connect with me on LinkedIn.

I share great links and resources on twitter, and I’ll sometimes login to Google Plus just to check it’s still running.

Contributions & Features

Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information — Manuel Lima 2011
The Language Of Graphic Design — Richard Poulain 2011
Data Flow — Gestalten 2008


Less Than A Second at the Blackall Gallery — London, UK 2013
Designer in Residence at the Design Museum — London, UK 2009
Select Media Festival 7 — Chicago, Illinois, USA 2008


Shortlisted for Print Magazine New Visual Artists — 2009
Semi-finalist Adobe Design Achievement Awards — 2008
Curators Choice for NoiseFestival — 2008
Finalist Northern Design Championships — 2008
Finalist Northern Design Championships — 2007

Interviewed & Profiled

Computer Arts (#159) — 2009
IdN v15n4: We love infographics — 2009


onedotzero: Protein Forum: Data Visualisation — 2010