My name is Rob McCowan
artist and founder of OHC
In short - Multidisciplinary artist with a passion for Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Printing. Life long humble servant to Visual Arts and the production of.
How I got here:
"I've been passionate about art from a very young age. Influenced by my mother, a skilled still-life & portrait artist. I can’t remember a time when being creative was not in my life growing up in Texas. Leading me to a Tri-District Art Show, winning first place in painting and Best of Show, my senior year. That’s when I knew art was my calling. Moving on to the Art Institute of Dallas studying visual communications, all while juggling fine art and flier design for local DJs and underground clubs in the Deep Ellum Arts District. Then in 2007 American Reprographics Co.(ARC) hired me on as Color Production Specialist & Graphic Designer. Eventually overseeing all color printing, design, mounting, laminating, inventory, and customer consultation (and shout out to Miller Imaging whom I was briefly with whom gave my the confidence to take the next step in my journey). And all through employment, still passionately coming home to continue working on art and photography in the evenings.
Being able to share my artistic skills to the commercial and tech growth of Austin for over10 years was an incredible opportunity. These educational years of experience in high quality print service, put me in the position to bring value and content to my forever evolving art. And now I want to share my visions and experience with you."
Why the name Odd Hourz?
"I have always been a nocturnal human. Something about the night invigorates me and gets my creative juices flowing. And let’s be real, my art to some, is “Odd”. Therefore, when deciding on a name for my company brand. I wanted it to represent me, not only as an artist but a lifestyle. So in January 2020, I registered the name with no idea of the times we as a global community were about to embark on. COVID-19! Ironically, the name fit not only conceptually, but the inevitable odd hours and abnormal adjustments almost every single person on the planet would succumb to in 2020. Coincidence? I think not. It’s destiny. And when I look back in 20 years remembering how we overcame these odd hours as a planet. I’ll be proud to say, Yes, Odd Hourz Creative was established in 2020." - RMc/OHC