- Lecturer, Communication Design
Sam Yates is a Midwest born designer, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Yates’ experience range 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).
Yates currently designs with the Trends and Innovation studio at Hallmark while teaching at the University of Kansas in the Visual Communications Department. She is President Emeritus for the Kansas City Chapter of AIGA (a professional association for design) and spends her free time working with her partner in their shared studio, Yup Yup Design, teaching yoga, or working with various community groups.