About Us

3D Design | Sound Design | Consultancy
Email: dan@dansavage.co.uk | Call: +44 (0) 7905 304 265

DS design and sound was founded in 2016 by Dan Savage after working for 18 years as creative lead on iconic museum and exhibition projects such as Titanic Belfast, the award-wining travelling Van Gogh Exhibition and the Imperial War Museum of the North; all for leading museum and exhibition design practices including Event Communications, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, MET Studio and Real Studios.

As a company, DS provides creative services for all sorts of visitor and corporate experiences such as brand centres, museums, and travelling exhibitions.

What is unique about us is that we provide the knowledge to create, design and install experiences which involve BOTH 3D design and sound. This means that projects can be more streamlined, cost and time efficient and benefit from one central vision.

We can also call on a great number of resources to bring together a tailor-made team to create whatever experiences a client wants to imagine from concept onwards. DS also offers consultancy services and client representation: for instance, we can work with your internal team to shape your project and advise on the practicalities and costs.

Recent projects show the scope of our work. For US corporate client Dow we completed two projects involving both sound and design, a visitor brand experience for the Olympics in Rio and a brand and museum space in the company’s headquarters in Michigan, USA.

Whilst working for Event Communications, DS also designed the exhibition in The Crystal, a Siemens sustainability centre in London, from concept design to completion. This included sound and AV design for an immersive theatre. This was a BREEAM Outstanding/LEED Platinum rated building – the first in the UK at the time – and the story of this forms part of the exhibition.

On the sound side alone we created the sound design for the double BAFTA – award winning Passchendaele live BBC broadcast from Ypres, Belgium, a living soundscape for the John Keats Museum in London and a soundtrack for the SeaLIFE Aquarium in South Korea. DS has also composed an 18-minute looping sound piece that plays on the Level 72 viewing gallery of the Shard in London and the sound design for the travelling Downton Abbey exhibition which began in Singapore and is currently touring North America.

Consultancy wise, we have worked extensively on the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Science and Cultural Centre in Kuwait, acting as client representative and design manager on the site of this multi-million dollar museum. DS Design and Sound have also advised on further projects which are subject to non-disclosure agreements.

We work with Museums, visitor attractions, permanent, temporary & travelling exhibitions, cultural centres, brand experiences and immersive environments

Creative Direction
HLF Bid Documentation
Concept Design
Developed Design
Audio-Visual design
Technical Design
Project Management
Planning and Programming
3D Visualisation
Graphic Design
Music Creation
Soundscapes & Soundbeds
Sound for Sync & Picture
Sound for Spaces
Sound for Touchscreens
Voiceover Recordings
Field and Location Recording
Sound Effects
On-Site Sound Mixing
Technical Liaison
Design Management
Client Supervision
Project Management
Advisory Services
Tender Analysis
University Lecturing

Recent Work


3D Design | Sound Design | Consultancy