TITLE: Creative Director and Creative Consultant
COMPANY: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
YEARS IN ORLANDO: 22
Robin Cowie’s passion for creativity and the arts goes back as far as he can remember. “People who are engineers are just born a certain way, and it’s the same for me; as much as I try to kick the habit, I love all aspects of show business,” he said. After coming to UCF at the age of 17, he went on to work for Nickelodeon and the Golf Channel, started a marketing company, now called Go Convergence which is run by his business partner, and created an Internet business called World Wide Brands.
In the span of his career, Cowie has produced eight feature films, the first of which was The Blair Witch Project – one of the most successful independent movies of all time. Today, Cowie serves as the creative director at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, working with communications, sales and marketing to help support the Arts Center experience.
“The Dr. Phillips Center is the most exciting transformational opportunity that the city has for every aspect of performing arts,” he said. “My favorite thing in the world is to find talented people and showcase them, and that’s the opportunity that I have here. I love being involved in the story process;
I can’t imagine my life any other way.”