danyelle sage
art director + designer living in Chicago, IL





Art Director
Schawk! | Chicago, IL | November 2017 – March 2019

I was the creative lead tasked with on-boarding a new client, Intuitive Inc., a company that develops & manufactures robotic surgical devices. During this time, I lead a team of production artists + designers to ensure quality work and a happy client. We rebranded their sales training materials and created a campaign for their National Sales Meeting which included identity, emails, website, trade booths, presentations and signage.

Visual Designer
HW Lochner | Chicago, IL | September 2016 – November 2017

  • Created print materials for internal and external marketing purposes

  • Creative development and edits to instructional videos

  • Developed logos for various company events and internal groups

  • Created 3d models & animations/renderings

  • Signage and wayfinding for aviation projects

  • Creation + updates to corporate website

Environmental Graphic Designer
Selbert Perkins Design | Chicago, IL | April 2015 – September 2016

  • Conceptualizes environmental graphic elements for mixed use, retail, residential, commercial, hospitality, entertainment, educational and transit oriented developments

  • Designs, and implements signage and wayfinding packages for interior, exterior, and
    architecturally based projects

  • Collaborates with team members for creation of art assets based on client requests

  • Involvement in all phases of the design process including concept, schematic design, design
    development and construction documents and construction administration

  • Produces graphic presentations, 3D renderings, and construction drawings

  • Utilizes expert knowledge of Revit, Autocad, and SketchUp

Freelance Graphic Designer
Dynasty Podcasts | Chicago, IL | ongoing

  • Designed and produces a wide variety of print and web projects to promote various live  productions and pre-recorded shows, including program books, ad layouts, brochures, and website assets

  • Maintained brand and layout consistency across multiple projects

  • Collaborated extensively with the internal social media and media production teams

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

  • Responsible for generating and maintaining CAD based plans for a specific region of retail properties

  • Produced lease outline drawings, lease plans, assemble files to complete tenant packages and manage construction documents to company standards

  • Created 2d and 3d renderings of kiosk and retail spaces

Contract Architectural Designer
SpaceLogik | Chicago, IL | March 2014 – Present (as needed)

  • Creates and maintains CAD based plans for corporate offices spaces

  • Developed packaged plans for private client base including; blocking diagrams, floor plans, efficiency calculation etc

Freelance Production Designer
Andres Imaging & Graphics | Chicago, IL | January 2014 – August 2014

  • Conceptualized designs and layouts for custom displays, signage, and environmental graphics for trade     shows and retail displays

  • Created designs for 3d custom builds and CNC routed products

Graphic & 3d Designer
Kehoe Design | Chicago, IL | June 2013 – March 2014

  • Conceptualized designs and layouts for custom displays, signage, and environmental graphics for corporate events, weddings, parties, and trade shows

  • Assisted with providing accurate floor plans, elevations, and computer-aided renderings to support the sale and visions of the sales department and overall graphic direction

  • Cooperated with all teams to conceptualize, produce and deliver projects 


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
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design
Chicago, IL | 2010 – 2013

Università degli Studi di Trento
Study Abroad, Architecture
Chicago, IL | 2009