Daniel Savage

“Daniel Savage creates work with clean lines and primary colors that make for bold yet delicate animations.” — ADC

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The internet would be a gloomy place without animators and illustrators like Daniel Savage. Across websites, online magazines, brand identities and basically images that look neat and that move, when Dan’s involved it means a smile is on the horizon. This Los Angeles-based graphic artist and self-taught animation director has the power to bring excellent executed brightness to whatever brief is presented to him. This may be why he so often illustrates lengthy tech editorial pieces, or adds his cartoonish but classic illustrations to aid scary tech companies into appearing more user-friendly. His wonderful monochrome 2016 animation Look-See brought him a lot of attention and allowed him to push himself in ways he had not yet done. “Creating my short film Look-See was a project that lead me to looking deeper and putting more of myself into the work,” he explains. “This also led to my first The New Yorker commission which was a pretty cool moment and definitely makes the title ‘illustrator’ feel official.”

Since then, a lot of Dan’s work has been inspired by or directly related to his other passion: music. “I studied drums and percussion all through high school and then went to college for it.” he explains. “Half way into freshmen year my interests started gravitating towards graphic design so I switched majors.” Since then, a lot of Dan’s work has been underpinned by a clear sense of rhythm. “The drumming is a big reason for the primitive look of my work,” says Dan. “The graphic design is where the geometry comes from I would say.”

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Apple, Volvo, LACMA, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Spotify, MIT Tech review, Vanity Fair, The Black Tux, Tribeca Film Festival, Twitter, Disney Publishing, REI, Herman Miller, Google, Kanye West.

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The internet would be a gloomy place without animators and illustrators like Daniel Savage. Across websites, online magazines, brand identities and basically images that look neat and that move, when Dan’s involved it means a smile is on the horizon. This Los Angeles-based graphic artist and self-taught animation director has the power to bring excellent executed brightness to whatever brief is presented to him. This may be why he so often illustrates lengthy tech editorial pieces, or adds his cartoonish but classic illustrations to aid scary tech companies into appearing more user-friendly. His wonderful monochrome 2016 animation Look-See brought him a lot of attention and allowed him to push himself in ways he had not yet done. “Creating my short film Look-See was a project that lead me to looking deeper and putting more of myself into the work,” he explains. “This also led to my first The New Yorker commission which was a pretty cool moment and definitely makes the title ‘illustrator’ feel official.”

Since then, a lot of Dan’s work has been inspired by or directly related to his other passion: music. “I studied drums and percussion all through high school and then went to college for it.” he explains. “Half way into freshmen year my interests started gravitating towards graphic design so I switched majors.” Since then, a lot of Dan’s work has been underpinned by a clear sense of rhythm. “The drumming is a big reason for the primitive look of my work,” says Dan. “The graphic design is where the geometry comes from I would say.”

Clients

Apple, Volvo, LACMA, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Spotify, MIT Tech review, Vanity Fair, The Black Tux, Tribeca Film Festival, Twitter, Disney Publishing, REI, Herman Miller, Google, Kanye West.

Followers 14.4k

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Biography

The internet would be a gloomy place without animators and illustrators like Daniel Savage. Across websites, online magazines, brand identities and basically images that look neat and that move, when Dan’s involved it means a smile is on the horizon. This Los Angeles-based graphic artist and self-taught animation director has the power to bring excellent executed brightness to whatever brief is presented to him. This may be why he so often illustrates lengthy tech editorial pieces, or adds his cartoonish but classic illustrations to aid scary tech companies into appearing more user-friendly. His wonderful monochrome 2016 animation Look-See brought him a lot of attention and allowed him to push himself in ways he had not yet done. “Creating my short film Look-See was a project that lead me to looking deeper and putting more of myself into the work,” he explains. “This also led to my first The New Yorker commission which was a pretty cool moment and definitely makes the title ‘illustrator’ feel official.”

Since then, a lot of Dan’s work has been inspired by or directly related to his other passion: music. “I studied drums and percussion all through high school and then went to college for it.” he explains. “Half way into freshmen year my interests started gravitating towards graphic design so I switched majors.” Since then, a lot of Dan’s work has been underpinned by a clear sense of rhythm. “The drumming is a big reason for the primitive look of my work,” says Dan. “The graphic design is where the geometry comes from I would say.”

Clients

Apple, Volvo, LACMA, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Spotify, MIT Tech review, Vanity Fair, The Black Tux, Tribeca Film Festival, Twitter, Disney Publishing, REI, Herman Miller, Google, Kanye West.

Followers 14.4k

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The internet would be a gloomy place without animators and illustrators like Daniel Savage. Across websites, online magazines, brand identities and basically images that look neat and that move, when Dan’s involved it means a smile is on the horizon. This Los Angeles-based graphic artist and self-taught animation director has the power to bring excellent executed brightness to whatever brief is presented to him. This may be why he so often illustrates lengthy tech editorial pieces, or adds his cartoonish but classic illustrations to aid scary tech companies into appearing more user-friendly. His wonderful monochrome 2016 animation Look-See brought him a lot of attention and allowed him to push himself in ways he had not yet done. “Creating my short film Look-See was a project that lead me to looking deeper and putting more of myself into the work,” he explains. “This also led to my first The New Yorker commission which was a pretty cool moment and definitely makes the title ‘illustrator’ feel official.”

Since then, a lot of Dan’s work has been inspired by or directly related to his other passion: music. “I studied drums and percussion all through high school and then went to college for it.” he explains. “Half way into freshmen year my interests started gravitating towards graphic design so I switched majors.” Since then, a lot of Dan’s work has been underpinned by a clear sense of rhythm. “The drumming is a big reason for the primitive look of my work,” says Dan. “The graphic design is where the geometry comes from I would say.”

Clients

Apple, Volvo, LACMA, The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Spotify, MIT Tech review, Vanity Fair, The Black Tux, Tribeca Film Festival, Twitter, Disney Publishing, REI, Herman Miller, Google, Kanye West.

Followers 14.4k
App Store Today Tab : Utilize Siri Shortcuts Animation for an App Store Today Tab feature on Siri.

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App Store Today Tab : Utilize Siri Shortcuts

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Animation for an App Store Today Tab feature on Siri.

The New Yorker — 2018 In Review From a set of illustrations for The New Yorker's 2018 in review issue.

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The New Yorker — 2018 In Review

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From a set of illustrations for The New Yorker's 2018 in review issue.

The New Yorker — 2018 In Review From a set of illustrations for The New Yorker's 2018 in review issue.

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The New Yorker — 2018 In Review

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From a set of illustrations for The New Yorker's 2018 in review issue.

The New Yorker — 2018 In Review From a set of illustrations for The New Yorker's 2018 in review issue.

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The New Yorker — 2018 In Review

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From a set of illustrations for The New Yorker's 2018 in review issue.

Dropbox Paper Two art prints for Dropbox Paper to be displayed at Adobe Max conference.

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Dropbox Paper

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Two art prints for Dropbox Paper to be displayed at Adobe Max conference.

Dropbox Paper Two art prints for Dropbox Paper to be displayed at Adobe Max conference.

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Dropbox Paper

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Two art prints for Dropbox Paper to be displayed at Adobe Max conference.

Two Step A Collaboration Between Daniel Savage, Ambrose Yu, and Meister.

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Two Step

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Meister

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Po-Chen Chia
Benge Li
Christopher Mennuto
CJ Cook

A Collaboration Between Daniel Savage, Ambrose Yu, and Meister.

Two Step Still A frame from Daniel's Two Step animation.

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Two Step Still

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A frame from Daniel's Two Step animation.

Two Step Still A frame from Daniel's Two Step animation.

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A frame from Daniel's Two Step animation.

Personal Squiggle An ongoing study of characters.

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Personal Squiggle

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An ongoing study of characters.

Personal Tower An ongoing study of characters.

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Personal Tower

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An ongoing study of characters.

The New Yorker : Why Paper Jams Persist An illustration for an article about engineers trying to solve the paper jam dilemma in print and digital.

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The New Yorker : Why Paper Jams Persist

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An illustration for an article about engineers trying to solve the paper jam dilemma in print and digital.

99U Illustration for 99U.

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99U

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Illustration for 99U.

99U Design Debates An ongoing series of illustration for design debate articles.

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99U Design Debates

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An ongoing series of illustration for design debate articles.

99U Design Debates An ongoing series of illustration for design debate articles.

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99U Design Debates

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An ongoing series of illustration for design debate articles.

Landscape Face A personal piece by Daniel Savage.

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Landscape Face

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A personal piece by Daniel Savage.

Marshall McLuhan A new film and poster by Daniel Savage commissioned by Al Jazeera on the philosopher Marshall McLuhan.

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Marshall McLuhan

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A new film and poster by Daniel Savage commissioned by Al Jazeera on the philosopher Marshall McLuhan.

Eyes

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LACMA Animated version of a T-shirt design inspired by the LACMA architecture and sculptures for their Winter Art Camp.

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LACMA

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Animated version of a T-shirt design inspired by the LACMA architecture and sculptures for their Winter Art Camp.

LACMA Various T-shirt designs inspired by the LACMA architecture and sculptures for their Winter Art Camp.

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LACMA

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Various T-shirt designs inspired by the LACMA architecture and sculptures for their Winter Art Camp.

LACMA Various T-shirt designs inspired by the LACMA architecture and sculptures for their Winter Art Camp.

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LACMA

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Various T-shirt designs inspired by the LACMA architecture and sculptures for their Winter Art Camp.

Look-See Short Film A film by Daniel Savage. Part of the StandardVision showcase curated by Think Tank Gallery.

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Look-See Short Film

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A film by Daniel Savage. Part of the StandardVision showcase curated by Think Tank Gallery.

Peekaboo

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Peekaboo

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Subway Short

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The New York Times Sunday Review Animated illustration for an article about the crazy workaholic lifestyles of people in Silicon Valley .

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The New York Times Sunday Review

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Animated illustration for an article about the crazy workaholic lifestyles of people in Silicon Valley .

Vanity Fair Mailbag February 2018 illustration for the Vanity Fair Mailbag.

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Vanity Fair Mailbag

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February 2018 illustration for the Vanity Fair Mailbag.

MIT Technology Review Illustration for an article about scientists making gene editing claims that seem too good to be true.

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MIT Technology Review

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Illustration for an article about scientists making gene editing claims that seem too good to be true.

Yule Log 2016

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Yule Log 2016

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Yule Log 2015

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Yule Log 2015

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Vanity Fair Mailbag August 2017 illustration for the Vanity Fair Mailbag.

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Vanity Fair Mailbag

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August 2017 illustration for the Vanity Fair Mailbag.

Elephant Parade

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Elephant Parade

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MKG Character study for experiential agency MKG.

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MKG

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Character study for experiential agency MKG.

Santa Monica Map The Black Tux commissioned Daniel to create an abstract map based on the brand's favourite local spots, which is handed out to clients at their Santa Monica location.

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Santa Monica Map

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The Black Tux commissioned Daniel to create an abstract map based on the brand's favourite local spots, which is handed out to clients at their Santa Monica location.

The Field Icons Category icons for The Field, an outdoor lifestyle digital publication.

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The Field Icons

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Category icons for The Field, an outdoor lifestyle digital publication.

Masks

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Hands

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Hands

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Hands

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mixed.parts Animated illustration for mixed.parts, a community driven hub for all things animation.

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mixed.parts

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Animated illustration for mixed.parts, a community driven hub for all things animation.

The New Yorker Animated illustration for The New Yorker.

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The New Yorker

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Animated illustration for The New Yorker.

Figure Pattern Study

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Figure Pattern Study

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Figure Pattern Study

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Figure Pattern Study

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