In 2011, Bowman and his wife, Madison, created a piece for part of the Heloise Crista Project, funded by the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts.
The following year, Bowman received second place and honorable mention awards from the National Newspaper Association for two ads he designed for The Universe. Later in 2012, Bowman was on a team that designed the special section featuring The Universe's coverage of the LDS missionary age change that occurred in October of 2012. Because of the team's efforts and product, the Student Society of News Design awarded The Universe top honors in the society's College News Design Contest.
In 2015, he receieved a Merit Award from the Graphis New Talent Annual for his editorial design.