Daniel Savage is a graphic artist & animation director based in Los Angeles, California.

Something Savage is the studio of Los Angeles-based graphic artist & animation director, Daniel Savage.

Daniel’s background in percussion and design has helped to develop a look that can best be described as visual rhythm. Through the use of simple forms and wit, he is able to explain complex ideas. His work has been recognized by the ADC Young Guns, Webby Awards, and Society of Illustrators to name a few. He has taught at SVA and NYU, and created the film festival Yule Log 2.0.

Select Clients

LACMA, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Spotify, Outdoor Voices, MIT Tech review, Vanity Fair, The Black Tux, Dropbox, Tribeca Film Festival, Twitter, Disney Publishing, REI, Herman Miller, Google, The Village Voice, Wired, Apple, Volvo


2007–2009 SVA MFA
2009–2014 NYU CADA
2020 Harbour Space Barcelona

Select Press
It’s Nice That—Marshall McLuhan
It’s Nice That—Look-See
Fast Company—Marshall McLuhan
Art Directors Club—Marshall McLuhan
Art Directors Club—Interview
Motionographer—Yule Log 2.015
Motionographer—Community building
Motionographer—Marshall McLuhan
Cartoonbrew—Yule Log 2.016
Creators Project—Marshall McLuhan
Creators Project—Yule Log 2.0
Cool Hunting—Yule Log 2.0
MilanoteNew Yorker

Select Lectures

2009 LIM College
2011 Baruch college
2012 ADC Career Workshops
2012 SoHo Apple Store
2013 YG11 Jury Panel SoHo Apple Store
2014 Purchase College Alumni Lecture
2014 Parsons College Algorithmic Animation
2014 Perestroika San Fransisco
2014 School of Visual Arts Motion Design BFA
2015 School of Visual Arts Graphic Design BFA
2016 Purchase College studio visit
2017 Parsons College Visiting Lecture
2018 Creative Neighbors
2018 R&D Panel



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