November 21, 2022

Meet the DMH Team: Chris Meier

It’s no secret that DMH is successful because of our people. Which is why we are so excited to introduce you to the newest DMHer, Chris Meier. Chris recently joined the creative team as a Senior Art Director and has wasted no time in flexing his serious design muscle.

From St. Louis to KC

Originally from St. Louis, Chris moved to Kansas City to attend the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI). It was his love of album artwork and movie posters that led him to design and KCAI.

“The Kansas City Art Institute is known for its amazing programs,” said Chris. “I went to a pre-college lab there for a month in high school and fell in love with it. I ended up here in KC for school, studied design and screen printing and then never left.”

A well-designed career

After finishing his studies, Chris went to work for an agency in Kansas City. He was drawn to advertising for the variety and depth of work it allowed him to work on.

“As a creative, I like to jump from thing to thing,” said Chris. “I like to stay on my toes creatively and advertising allowed me to do that.”

After a couple of agencies, Chris decided to freelance, seeking a work life balance that traditional agencies don’t always allow. While freelancing he worked with his wife, Sam, and local creative, Sike Style, to create one of his favorite projects to date – a basketball court painted in remembrance of Ryan Stokes, a victim of police violence in Kansas City. The team worked together to design and paint the court, located at Harris Park.

Becoming a DMHer

After freelancing and a year at a software startup, Chris decided it was time to get back to the agency world. After reconnecting with his former KCAI professor, DMH’s own Paul Diamond, Chris joined the DMH team as a Senior Art Director.

“It is a pleasure having Chris on board as a DMHer,” said Paul. “I've seen him grow from a student at KCAI to the professional that he is. He has always had a positive attitude and he will contribute greatly to our clients with his talent and, more importantly, contribute to the culture and high standard of creative that we have at DMH.”

Chris is ready for any challenge thrown at him and is looking forward to digging in on work across our entire client roster.

“I am really enjoying the work at DMH,” said Chris. “It’s the same caliber of work, without the toxic hustle culture you can see in other places. I can throw ideas at the wall and explore. All these client’s brands are fresh and new to me, which makes me excited to see where I can take them.”

Our client partners can look forward to Chris’ unique style and fresh perspective as he works to tackle design challenges and works alongside the entire DMH team to meet every client need.

And on a final note, we’d be remiss not to mention where Chris would be without design.

“I am athletically gifted,” said Chris. “If I wasn’t in design, I would be playing men’s rugby right now. I had the choice to go to design school or to play for the U18 USA men’s rugby team. But don’t worry, I chose design.”

Learn more about the people who make DMH what it is.

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