After graduating from North Texas State University with a B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting, Austin artist Sam Yeates began working for the Armadillo World Headquarters in the Capital City, making posters and musical promotional art. Yeates freelanced for several years with clients including Willie Nelson, Budweiser Brewing, and Warner Bros. Records. In the late 80s Yeates began teaching painting, drawing, mural execution at Austin Community College. Currently he is employed by Origin Systems as an artist for the marketing department. He continues to paint and exhibit his work across the state.