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Erik Strommer

Instructor: Graphic Design & Adobe Creative Cloud Software

Erik Strommer is an alumnus of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He earned a B.F.A. in Advertising/Illustration. His career spans advertising agencies in New York City, Chicago, St. Louis and the Twin Cities. Highlights along this creative journey include: the first TV commercial using Michael Jordan, a Superbowl commercial for Budweiser, and launching Aspen men’s cologne. Erik has twenty-years of ad agency Art Director experience. He recently completed a Digital Marketing Certificate from University of St. Thomas and has a Master’s in Adult Education from the University of Minnesota.

Working for national Advertising Agencies, he was responsible for the generation of creative marketing ideas. This was utilized in promoting brands and products for the following corporate accounts: Kmart, Anderson Windows, Dominos, Pfizer, Century-21 Real Estate International, 3M Corporate, Scotchgard, Fridgidaire, Texaco, Toro, General Mills/Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Hormel, Anhauser Bush, Budweiser/Natural Light, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Chi-Chi’s Restaurants, Ozark Airlines, Con Agra Armour Dinner Classics, Dance of St. Louis, and Businesses/Superbowl 1992.

Erik came to IPR from Globe University and the Art Institute of Tucson both as Program Chairs with a passion for education. He also taught for over six years in the Visual Communications Department at Brown College as an Assistant Professor.

You can learn more about Erik and see examples of his work at

Clients Include:

  • Kmart
  • Anderson Windows
  • Dominos
  • Pfizer
  • Century-21 Real Estate International
  • 3M Corporate
  • Scotchgard
  • Frigidaire
  • Texaco
  • Toro
  • General Mills/Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • Hormel
  • Anhauser Bush
  • Budweiser/Natural Light
  • Southwestern Bell Telephone
  • Chi-Chi’s Restaurants
  • Ozark Airlines
  • Con Agra Armour Dinner Classics
  • Dance of St. Louis
  • Businesses/Super Bowl 1992