danyelle sage
art director + designer living in Chicago, IL




Senior Art Director @ Aquent Studios
September 2019 – Present

Freelance Senior Experiential Designer @ McDonald’s in-house agency, Agency123
June 2019 – Present

  • Leads on a variety of branded environments - from singular exhibitions to live events by creating unique, innovative, and thoughtful environmental experiences for large format events, meetings, conferences, and convention/trade shows

  • Working with Global Marketing/Brand to support the visual design system rollout, collaborating with designers and Art Directors

  • Oversees design needs for campaigns in web, digital and print capacity

Freelance Senior Art Director @ Arc/Leo Burnett
July 2019 – September 2019

  • Retail Activation and Shopper Marketing for MillerCoors

Freelance Senior Art Designer/Designer
March 2019 – Present

Art Director @ Schawk!
November 2017 – March 2019

  • Artistically concept and design big ideas for all mediums, including social, product, interactive, content, print, experiential and events

  • Achieve maximum impact and communication goals by providing graphic design solutions that are strategic, thoughtful, and elegant

  • Leverage an artistic approach and style in producing strategically polished, multi-touch collateral to support both marketing and promotional campaign

  • Coordinate all aspects operations in collaboration with a creative team including managing projects within budget and tight timelines

  • Direct and supervise design staff, review and approve designs

Visual Designer @ HW Lochner
September 2016 – November 2017

  • Developed print & digital materials for internal/external marketing purposes (presentations, proposals, project websites)

  • Produced 3d models & animations/renderings

  • Spearheaded design initiative and translated brand development goals into visual user interfaces for interactive and design projects.

Environmental Graphic Designer @ Selbert Perkins Design
April 2015 – September 2016

  • Oversaw the design, development, and production of environmental graphics

  • Created environmental graphics elements for mixed-use, retail, residential, commercial, hospitality, entertainment, educational and transit-oriented developments

  • Drove seamless operations with finely honed capabilities in fabrication and installation supervision 

  • Managed the budget, scope, and schedule for the environmental graphic design portion of a project

CAD Specialist & Retail Designer
General Growth Properties | Chicago, IL | March 2014 – April 2015

  • Generated and maintained CAD based plans for retail properties

  • Maintained accurate design documentation in producing lease outline drawings, lease plans & tenant packages

  • Expertly created 2d and 3d renderings of kiosk and retail spaces

Freelance Production Designer @ Andres Imaging & Graphics
January 2014 – August 2014

Graphic & 3d Designer @ Kehoe Design
June 2013 – March 2014

  • Designed and produced custom displays, signage, and environmental graphics for corporate events, social events, weddings, and trade shows

  • Maximized profitability of the sales department and overall graphic direction by creating floor plans and photorealistic renderings


Board Member - Programming Chair
AIGA Chicago | January 2016 – Present

Volunteer Coordinator
Chicago Design Museum | February 2015 – Present

Small Talks Event Chair
AIGA Chicago | November 2014 – 2015

Design Studio Mentor
Chicago Architecture Foundation | July 2014 – Present



Harrington College of Design
Interior Design (BFA)
Chicago, IL | 2010 – 2013

Università degli Studi di Trento
Chicago, IL | 2009