Hello students and parents of Ascent Lehi! I am so excited to be a part of this amazing school and faculty.
My name is Melissa Robison and I teach art at Ascent Academy Lehi. I have been been an artist for as long as I can remember, starting way back with stick figure horses in Kindergarten (who needs stick figure people when you can draw horses).
I am originally from Fort Bridger WY, after high school I moved to Columbus, OH where I received a BFA in Fine Arts, from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2001. Since then I have worked in several advertising agencies, creating brands and advertising for major companies throughout the world. I currently own an advertising agency with my husband, as well as teach visual art.
Over the years I have done varying kinds of art, from traditional fine art to illustration, graphic design, advertising, web design, branding, commercial design, app design, and teaching art. I love using my background, degree and skills to show students all the different aspects of art in the world. I enjoy helping students grasp these concepts and apply their own ideas and creativity to them, coming up with their own unique art, and furthering their artistic skills.
When I am not teaching, drawing, or building brands, I like to spend time with my husband (also an artist) and two kids, enjoying Utah's wonderful outdoors. As a family we try to hike in the mountains at least once a week during the summer months. I am also an avid runner, always trying to find some place new to run, currently enjoying the mountain trails.