Judith Bowden was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of eleven. She has an undergraduate degree in Clothing and Textile Design from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. She has been designing set and costumes for the theatre since 1992. Her design work has been seen at the Shaw Festival for the past seven seasons. Judith currently resides in Toronto. Her work on classical, new plays and musicals has taken her across the country designing for: Manitoba Theatre Centre, Alberta Theatre Projects (four times in the Enbridge playRites Festival), Theatre Calgary, The Grand Theatre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Soul Pepper Theatre, Great Canadian Theatre Company The National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre For Young People, Canadian Stage Company, Neptune and The Citadel Theatre. She is the 2007 recipient of the Virginia and Myrtle Award in Costume design and was short listed for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre in 2006.