Sam (Yates) Meier


Sam Meier is a multi-term lecturer in the VISCOM Department at the University of Kansas (KU) and is a Senior Designer with the Global Trends and Innovation Studio at Hallmark in Kansas City, Missouri.

Meier is also an MA Student in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at KU, studying Black Art and Design and the French Influence on the Harlem Renaissance.

Her experience ranges from in-house media for Kansas City PBS, experiential design and wayfinding with Dimensional Innovations, to brand experience and identity with D.C. firm Beveridge Seay. She has been an American In-house Design Awards winner, an American Graphic Design Awards winner through Graphic Design USA (GDUSA), and an American Illustration 42 recipient.

Meier is President Emeritus for the Kansas City Chapter of AIGA. She spends her free time working with her partner in their shared studio, Yup Yup Design, practicing yoga or working with various community groups.