Associate Professor of Art; Graphic Design, Animation, Web Design & Digital Art Courses
“I like to be pretty relaxed in my approach. I like the students to have a lot of space, mainly because I’m looking for them to come up with a lot of ideas. I want their ideas to be the thing that’s most important… You can teach a monkey how to use the computers… it’s somebody who’s being creative that comes up with great ideas; the tools are just a way to get those ideas out so that everyone can see them… be creative.”
Meet Robert Conlon
Associate Professor of Art
Subjects: Graphic Design, Animation, Web Design & Digital Art Courses
- MATS, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
- MFA, Goddard College
Background & Interests
Robert's background in advertising injects professionalism and experience into his design classes. A former rock musician and practicing theologian, he continues to have a wide range of diverse interests that include haiku, Bob Dylan, and Godzilla movies.
"All of us need to learn about ourselves. We examine our own inwardness: our passions, our role, our giftedness, our spirit and soul — who we are. As we learn about ourselves, we are more able to understand the “objective facts” of anything else we choose to study. My goal as a teacher is to help facilitate this journey in each of my students. I attempt to give them a lot of what they might need to know in the professional design world, but only they can uncover the path to finding who they are as an artist and designer."