Bowen Creative LLC (BWNC) came into being in 2016 to provide culturally relevant design and solutions within Native America.
BWNC believes that design is a powerful tool that can cultivate and implement new ideas.
About Vanessa Bowen
Vanessa Bowen is a Diné (Navajo) multi-faceted artist, graphic designer, and entrepreneur. She was born in 1985 into a large family of artists, teachers, politicians, military members, and entrepreneurs.
Bowen was born and raised in Naʼnízhoozhí (Gallup, New Mexico), a border town on the edge of the Navajo Nation. Growing up her imagination flourished among the vast semi-arid landscape filled with sagebrush and juniper trees.
She studied English and Graphic Design at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO from 2004-2008 which set the foundation for a career in art and design.
In 2016, she became well-known for producing “Make America Native Again” hats as a way of starting conversation about the problematic history behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign slogan — “Make America Great Again” — and to raise awareness for marginalized indigenous peoples in the U.S.
Her work is guided by the strong belief that design can problem solve and lead to the implementation of new ideas.
She derives her support and encouragement from her husband and inspiration and motivation from her two small children. As side hobbies, Bowen plays house and techno at local DJ gigs in the city and is currently falling in love with modular synthesizers.