Redefining
Creativity

MeetTodd

Todd Cowden has spent his entire life around creativity and games. Now he wants to share what he has learned to inspire more creative thinkers, so they are better adept at handling the problems of tomorrow.

Todd has spent over 20 years as an award winning creative professional, working on projects for some of the world’s leading companies such as Microsoft, Universal Pictures, Lego, National Geographic, and Lucasfilm. He’s worked in advertising, web design, interactive design, and has over a dozen years in the games industry. He’s been the creative director of a worldwide multi-billion dollar company, as well as small independent start-ups.

For the past five years, Todd has been focused on the next generation as a high school teacher at Village Tech Schools. The report cards may state that he teaches classes such as graphic design, digital interactive media and web design, the underlying theme is always -- creativity.

Region 10 Fine Arts Summit

Below are just a few of the companies and brands Todd has done creative work for.

UpcomingEvents

Interested in leveling up your creativity? Below is a list of upcoming events Todd will be speaking at:

DateEventLocation
Feb. 21-22LLI SouthwestArlington, TX
June 8Region 10 Fine Arts SummitRichardson, TX
June 18-19OpportUNITY19Celina, TX
June 25CTE Summer InstituteRockwall, TX

"Everyone is creative in some way. They just need to be allowed to see it."

CreativeResources

Below are a list of resources and presentations used in Todd's talks.

Expanding Student Engagement With Deeper Learning

LLI Southwest 2018, Arlington, Texas

Hands-on projects are a great way to build student engagement, but how can you take that engagement to the next level and encorporate learning from multiple subjects?

Creativity Exercises That Build Connections

LLI Mississippi 2019, Ridgeland, Mississippi

What if you could convince almost every student that they were creative in some way? Here are a couple of fun exercises that help students build their creative connections.

Why Don't We All Know Kung Fu?

National Charter School Conference 2018, Austin, Texas

In a day and age where information about how to do anything is just a click or swipe away, why aren't we all constantly learning new things? When I gave my students one hour a week to learn anything they wanted, the results were amazing.

MacGyver 101: SOLVE Your Own Problems

LLI Southwest 2019, Arlington, Texas

In a day and age where information about how to do anything is just a click or swipe away, why aren't we all constantly learning new things? When I gave my students one hour a week to learn anything they wanted, the results were amazing.

Redefining Creativity

OpporUNITY 2019, Celina, Texas

Before we can change the world, we need to change the way we see it. Help your students build creative confidence in themselves by changing their definition of “creativity”. Everyone is creative, they just need to be allowed to see it.

Student Companies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

OpporUNITY 2019, Celina, Texas

Prepare students for "real-world" experience by allowing them to create work for "real-world" clients. Each year I have my graphic design students create small 4 to 5 person startup companies. In this talk, we’ll take a look at things that went right, things that went wrong, and things that went very wrong in an attempt to always make things better the next time around.

LLI Mississippi

ContactTodd

For speaking engagements, appearances or creative consulting contact booking@toddworld.com.