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Sarah Meyer

UDA Medallion 2021

Graphic Designer

Sarah A Meyer is a designer, author, and educator. She currently serves as Professor and Program Coordinator of Visual Communication Design at California Poly Pomona and is a member of the board for the National Council of Art Administrators and an ambassador for the Innovation Center for Design Excellence. She has acted as Chair of the Department of Art and Interim Associate Dean of the College of Environmental Design comprised of Architecture, Art, Art History, Visual Communication Design, Landscape Architecture, Regenerative Studies, and Urban & Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona. She has previously held faculty positions at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, The University of Utah, California State University Fullerton, and has been a visiting professor of visual communications and motion graphics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. She earned an MFA in Visual Communications and Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU School of the Arts) and a BS in Graphic Arts Technology Management from University of Central Missouri.

Sarah has an active exhibition record with noteworthy purchase awards for her work in typography, book arts, and watercolor and is included in permanent collections such as the Walker Gallery, University of Nebraska. Her design work has been exhibited in numerous publications including Working with Computer Type 3: Color (Switzerland/UK: RotoVision, 1997) and United Designs (Korea: Hanyang University, 2004, 2009) and received awards of excellence from associations including The Society of Technical Communications and The Art Directors Club. Her research in the field of typographic legibility has supported a patent with the United States Patent Office that is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act to support the needs of dyslexics and the disabled.

Her design writing has been published in the Design Management Journal, The Process of Management within a Creative Environment (Boston: The Design Management Institute, Design Management Institute Press, 2000) and Revival of the Fittest by Roy McKelvey and Phil Meggs (New York: ATC Publishers, 2000). She is an author of the bestselling book series Color Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designers; Color Management for Logos: A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designers; Color Management for Packaging: A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designer; and Choosing Color for Logos & Packaging: Solutions for 2D & 3D Design  (Switzerland/UK: RotoVision, 2005-2009; New York: Allworth Press, 2012).

Sarah has a record of leadership at comprehensive universities with experience in curriculum, financial and strategic planning, assessment and accreditation, governance, and building academic vision with faculty in support of diverse environments. She serves as a Visiting Evaluator for the accrediting body of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and as a Program Lead for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Academy whose mission is to connect high school students across the community and collaborate with industrial partners to expand innovation through team-base, hands-on projects, and online courseware. She has been invited to speak on innovation, design, and academia by organizations including the International Council of Design (ICoD), the AIGA, and the College Art Association.