Conlon, Robert B

  • Title: Associate Professor of Art
  • Department: Art
  • Phone: 517-264-7864
  • Campus: Adrian
  • Building: Studio Angelico
  • Office #: F

Program Info

Graphic Design

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  • About
Associate Professor of Art


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.

Teaching Philosophy

"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."

“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.”