Adobe & Careers

Filmmaker and Adobe Creative Director, Dan Cowles, Shares his Career Story with FastCompany

May 2, 2012

Drawing on his passion for independent film and earlier work experience has brought this master storyteller on an exciting career journey!

Dan Cowles supervises a team of 10, creating a wide array of video content for Adobe’s marketing department. It’s a job that lets him indulge a wide-ranging curiosity and a lifelong passion for learning that led him away from college and through the disparate worlds of data analytics, alternative newsweeklies, and independent filmmaking. Here, he reflects on how he discovered the job at Adobe, the unique skill set he’s acquired, and how creative companies can benefit from “relatively functional” autodidacts like himself.

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And here’s one of the many wonderful videos Dan has created: