Our Founder

Monique Meyer is ready for your design questions.

Monique Meyer is ready
for your design questions.

Whether she’s launching new classes for SGD, listening and giving advice to one of her design mentees, or strapping on her roller skates, Monique Meyer is eager to take action. And there’s no time like now.

Monique came to design in a roundabout way, first teaching herself on PowerPoint while working as an executive assistant. Life’s twists and turns meant college and her graduate program took longer than expected. She had to take time off, due to money and burnout from working full-time while being a full-time student.

“I understand what it’s like to feel you’re the only person that knows your struggles,” she says. That’s why she built flexibility into the School of Graphic Design.

Today, along with leading and teaching at SGD, Monique runs her own design firm, Studio South + Shore, which is known for designing high-impact marketing collateral for non-profit and educational organizations across the country. When she was starting out, she never would have imagined that she’d be where she is today — or that she’d teach design on Adobe Live or be featured on a panel at the Texas Governor and Texas Film Commission’s Women in Tech Conference.

Monique knows how hard it can be to learn the techniques you need in a timely, cost-effective manner. She started the School of Graphic Design to address the need for affordable, flexible design education for designers (and non-designers) of all levels.

Wherever you are on your design journey, Monique is here to help.

Certificate, Entrepreneurship

Cornell University


Master of Arts, Graphic Design & Digital Media

Academy of Art University


Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

Spelman College


  • Dallas College, Digital Art & Design Department
  • Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley, Graphic Design Department
  • Adobe Creative Jams (judge)
  • CreativeMornings Dallas (designer)
  • United to Learn Dallas (career day partner)
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts – Boston (mentor)
  • Dallas Entrepreneurship Center (mentor)
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  • Women’s Print Mentoring Network (mentor)
  • Women Who Create (mentor)
  • The Society of Typographic Aficionados
  • The Society of Publication Designers
  • AIGA
  • UCDA
  • Letterform Archive
  • AtypI
  • CreativeMornings (global field trips host for 3 years)
  • Miami Dade College Online (Developed pilot graphic design course covering the principles and practices of graphic design)

Design Work