Sam (Yates) Meier


Sam Meier teaches in the Visual Communications Department at the University of Kansas (KU) and serves as the program director. Meier is also a senior designer with the Global Trends and Innovation Studio at Hallmark in Kansas City, Missouri. She is an MA student in the African-American Studies Department at KU, studying Black Art and Design.

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 award recipient (AI-PI).

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