Peter Strand


(719) 502-3730 |

Box C16, Centennial | PCE-F351


Upon retirement in a 30 year professional dance career. I came back to school and came to Pikes Peak Community College in search of a new skill set. At that point, my experience was completely different from that of my Bachelor's. I had a reawakening towards education and a renewed perspective. Getting past the stigma of “postsecondary education” as a lower form of collegial learning, I became inspired with the mission statement of community college in general which involved instructors from their industry bringing life experiences into the classroom and teaching elements that had a clear connection to the world surrounding the institution. I found the philosophy of community college embraces the real world and I found a resonance in my direction and that of the school. Having been a world traveler and someone who found a passion in his profession, I found a place to share my experiences in a way to foster the growth and potential in people who are seeking a pathway similar to what I have found – passion in the subject and a clear path to obtain mastery.


Professional Experience

  • Owner - Design Photography 20 years
    • Web Design and Development
    • Video editor
    • Print
    • Interactive design
  • Instructor at PPSC -17 years
  • MGD Dept Chair - 8 years

Honors & Awards

AAF Advertising Educator of the Year 2022 Icon Awards

Classes Taught

MGD 1002 – Intro to Multimedia
MGD 1012 – Adobe Illustrator
MGD 1043 – Motion Graphics
MGD 1041 – Web Design I
MGD 1065 – After Effects
MGD 1080 – Internship
MGD 2021 – Computer Graphics I
MGD 2042 – Web Architecture

Professional Memberships

AAF – American Advertising Federation Colorado Springs
AIGA – American Institute of Graphic Arts
AGMA – American Guild of Musical Artists