Dave Savage is an illustrator, animator, and graphic designer with nearly two decades' experience producing art for clients as diverse as American Greetings, AMCtv, Cartoon Network, Coca Cola, Comedy Central, Gibson Guitars, Microsoft, Nike, OralB, Orkin, RecordSetter, Red Bull, Topps, and WildBrain. Dave creates his work using Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fontographer. He's also created original fonts, board games, t-shirts, buttons, stickers, posters, and even an iPhone app, Savage Monsters Monster Bash. Currently he's developing content and properties for Savage Monsters Industries. Avenues of interest are TV, internet, licensing and mobile. Specialties: Illustration, Cartoons, Hand Lettering, Graphic Design, Infographics, Font Design, Animation, Doodles. Please contact me at: dave@savagemonsters.com

Work Samples

  • Monsters!

  • Vector Images

  • Hand Lettering & Fonts

Work History

2000-Current Savage Monsters Industries, Head Goonhead Illustration and animation for clients as well as developing the brand of Savage Monsters with t-shirts, stickers, buttons, temporary tattoos and other merchandise. 2013 Cartoon Network, Burbank, CA, Color Stylist, Uncle Grandpa 2011 Cartoon Network, Burbank, CA, Color Stylist, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome 2005-2009 American Greetings, Cleveland, OH/Los Angeles, CA, Senior Creative Developer Illustration and animation of e-cards, development of products for MSN Messenger (winks, emoticons, backgrounds) 2002-2005 Danya International, Silver Spring, MD, Senior Illustrator/Animator Illustration and animation for health related websites and supporting materials (planettic.com, kidsdom.com), illustration and packaging design for board games (Organ Trail; Treasure, Traps & Mishaps) 2000-2001 Funny Garbage, New York, NY, Illustrator/Animator Illustration and animation for cartoonnetwork.com, (Pink Donkey, Prickles the Cactus, Planet of the Magillas, Jonny Quest) amctv.com, and Disney (Katbot) 1997-1999 Portfolio Center, Atlanta, GA, Student Illustration Program 1994-1997 Fountain Grafix, North Kansas City, MO Illustration and design for apparel. Clients included Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Taco Bell, and various fraternities and sororities.


  • Portfolio Center

    • Certificate Illustration
    • 1997 - 1999
  • Truman State University

    • BFA Visual Communication
    • 1991 - 1994



The Animation Guild 839, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Goonhead Patrol, Freelancers Union