Sam Meier

Sam Yates
  • Lecturer, Visual Communication Design


Sam Yates Meier is a Midwest-born designer based in Kansas City, Missouri. Meier’s 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 and an American Graphic Design Awards winner through Graphic Design USA (GDUSA).

Meier currently designs with the Trends and Innovation Studio at Hallmark while teaching at the University of Kansas (KU) in the Visual Communication Design program. Additionally, Meier is a MA Student in the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at KU, studying Black American Art and Design and the French Influence on the Harlem Renaissance. She is President Emeritus for the Kansas City Chapter of AIGA (a professional association for design). She spends her free time working with her partner in their shared studio, Yup Yup Design, practicing yoga, or volunteering with various community groups.



BFA, Kansas City Art Institute