Daniel Savage YGX

  • Current Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Originally From: United States
  • Studio: Independent

Daniel Savage grew up in New York playing the drums and drawing cartoons. After a year studying percussion at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music he decided to change his path and give visual arts a try. He later combined these two talents into a signature self taught animation style. He has worked with clients such as Comedy Central, Kanye West, and Google on a wide variety of mediums and formats. In addition to his commercial work, Daniel has taught design and animation at the School of Visual Arts and New York University. From 2010 - 2011 Daniel teamed up with Rockwell Group's LAB as the Art Director, bringing his motion design experience into an architectural and interactive realm. Focusing on large scale installations, the LAB seeks to blur the lines between the physical and virtual. In 2011 he launched the iPhone App and share service GIF SHOP. It currently has over 100,000 users, and has been featured in countless publications including Wired and Fast Company.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    Bravest Man - Bobby Womack

    Check out this Chrome experiment at bravestman.com on your mobile phone or tablet. This Mobile Chrome experiment features musician Bobby Womack’s title track ‘The Bravest Man in the Universe’ and demonstrates the amazing possibilities of mobile browsers. Client: Google Chrome / XL Records Agency: B-reel Roll: Art direction / animation


    Creative Director: Patrick Ehrlund Designer/Animator: Jerry Liu Design: Maite Albuquerque Developers: Henrik Porseland, Jaime Sanchez & Simon Cave Producer: Nicole Muniz, Rakel Smith

  • Project 2 of 5

    Cosmopolitan Hotel: West Lobby

    Client: Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas Agency: Rockwell Group. Role: Content art direction / design / additional animation The West Lobby is a kinetic space, centered around 8 giant central columns wrapped with mirrors and LCD screens. Rockwell Group’s LAB installed 384 displays on the columns and 26 behind the registration desk to create a platform for a variety of customized immersive digital experiences in the space. To launch the space, we created 2 generative animations and a live action dance number choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.


    Creative Directors: Josh Walton, James Tichenor Design Team: Keetra Dixon, Brett Renfer, Adi Marom, Zack Boka, Lars Berg, James George, Caleb Johnston, Zachary Gage, Ellen Haller Photography: James Medcraft Music: Codes

  • Project 3 of 5


    Roll: Co-Creator GIF SHOP is the animated .gif maker and share service for your iPhone. Easily create and edit looping animations, upload to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr all on the go! GIF SHOP currently has over 100,000 users, and has been featured by Wired Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Apple What's Hot, FWA Mobile of the day, Gizmodo App of the Day, FastCompany, and more.

  • Project 4 of 5

    2012 Reel

    Montage of select projects. View full credit break down: https://vimeo.com/38807711

  • Project 5 of 5

    Savage Factory

    Experimental short using isometric projection in 2D. Selected for CEMUSA Digital Video art show in New York City, playing on billboards in and around Times Square.

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