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Robin Dowdy

Programming Committee 2012, 2013, 2014

Senior Graphic Design University Relations

What illuminates your life?

Honestly, there are so many things that illuminate my life on a daily basis it is hard to narrow it down to just one. First, Jesus—the "light of this world", lights up my life like nothing else can. Second, working with creatives and seeing the “light bulb” go off in their heads because they just came up with a new design solution. Designing something that is inspiring to others and brings “light” to a room. And last, paying it forward, while also seeing others do the same.

Robin Dowdy

Standing tall at 6’1.5”, West Virginia Mountaineer, Robin Dowdy has brought 12 years of design and photography experience to TEDx Virginia Tech since it first started in 2012.

She earned her B.F.A in Graphic Design from West Virginia University, while also rowing for the women’s varsity crew team for four years. Robin grew up in Princeton, West Virginia but has lived in Christiansburg for the last 7 years, and has fallen in love with the area. She has worked for Tech since January of 2011, and has worked on various projects for colleges and departments across campus. Some of her greatest design accomplishments have been: Art Director and designer of Virginia Tech Magazine, re-designing the look of Human Resources, giving Pamplin Business College a refresh, all TEDx materials, and the newly designed Virginia Tech Brand Guide.

What illuminates your life?

Honestly, there are so many things that illuminate my life on a daily basis it is hard to narrow it down to just one. First, Jesus—the "light of this world", lights up my life like nothing else can. Second, working with creatives and seeing the “light bulb” go off in their heads because they just came up with a new design solution. Designing something that is inspiring to others and brings “light” to a room. And last, paying it forward, while also seeing others do the same.

Robin Dowdy