Henry Brimmer

Henry Brimmer

Profesor of Practice

  • Advertising + Public Relations
(517) 775-7171


Henry Brimmer, a graphic designer who often doubles as photographer and educator, joined the Department of Advertising + Public Relations as part of the colleges Design Initiative via the MSU Quality Fund. With almost 30 years of industry and teaching experience, Henry was most recently Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also designed and co-curated Designing Experiences, an exhibit of work by graphic and industrial design alumni presented at the Krannert Museum of Art in Urbana from April through July 2006.

From 2000 through 2005, Brimmer was associate professor at Southern Utah University, where he was hired to establish a graphic design program through the Department of Art. Before that he had his own design studio in San Francisco and was the publisher/editor/designer of Photo Metro magazine, a San Francisco-based award-winning magazine on photography.

Brimmer received his Master of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, a bachelors degree in fine arts from Sonoma State University in California, and a bachelors degree in economics from the University of California-Berkeley. He resides in East Lansing with wife Therese, the rambunctious duo of Matias and Andreas and Cocoa the cat.

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room 506
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824