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La Linea – Viva Cavandoli

La Linea – Viva Cavandoli

From April 10 to May 31, 2015
Musil of Rodengo Saiano, Brescia Italy

A tribute to the amazing imagination, humor and art of famous Italian Cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli creator of La Linea.
On Facebook: Viva Cavandoli

Here is my contribution to the exhibition and Tribute Book. I will most likely be present in person at the opening ceremony also.

La Linea – Cavandoli Tribute Cartoon Illustration by Ian David Marsden

La Linea Cavandoli tribute by artist Ian David Marsden





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21 Janvier – Journée Internationale des Câlins

21 Janvier – Journée Internationale des Câlins

January 21 – International Hug Day

Here’s a hug from me to you! <3 :)

(Click on drawing for bigger version – Feel free to share!)Hugging Bear and Bunny illustration

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Happy Holidays! – Meilleurs Voeux! – Frohe Festtage!

Animated Santa Claus and Rudolph Cartoon
Wishing you a very happy Holiday Season and may the New Year be full of wonderful surprises, good health and happiness.
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Je vous souhaite une année riche en belles surprises, en petites joies et grands bonheurs.

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Ich wünsche ihnen Frohe Festtage, einen guten Rutsch und möge das neue Jahr schöne Überraschungen, gute Gesundheit und viel Freude bringen.

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Ian Marsden Christmas
Ian David Marsden – Illustrator – Designer – Animator

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Erklärvideo von A bis Z – Wir machen das für Sie

Erklärvideo von A bis Z – Wir machen das für Sie

Erklärvideos massgeschneidert für Sie angefertigt, von der Erstberatung über das Konzept und Script, das Storyboard, die Illustrationen und die fertige Videoproduktion, Musik, Soundeffekte und männliche und weibliche Sprecher in Deutsch und auch in anderen Sprachen. Alle Illustrationen und Designs werden ausschließlich von Ian David Marsden gestaltet und gezeichnet, das Video wird von einem professionellen Video Team zusammengestellt.

Sie wollen Ihr Produkt oder Ihre Dienstleistung auf eine einfache aber doch einprägsame Art erklären? Nutzen Sie dieses populäre und effiziente neue Marketing Tool: Das Erklärvideo.
(Auf Englisch auch Whiteboard oder Scribing Video genannt.)

Beispiel: Ein Erklärvideo für die brandneue App D-Freeeze von der Firma Digades,
welche es ermöglicht vom Smartphone aus die Standheizung zu bedienen:

Der Zuschauer bleibt interessiert, weil sich in der Animation vor seinen Augen immer wieder etwas neues Abspielt, oder sich aus dem einen etwas weiteres entfaltet oder entwickelt. Diese Videos können sowohl verspielt wie auch elegant sein und in diversen Stilrichtungen gezeichnet sein. Von groben Skizzen und Scribbles, wie halt auf einem richtigen Whiteboard oder “weissen Brett”, es kann auch eine Kinderhand sein die mit Kreide auf eine schwarze Tafel zeichnet oder mehr ausgeklügelte Illustrationen und Animationen, auch in Farbe.

Für Ihre Homepage, Ihren YouTube Kanal, Mailings, Messepräsentationen, Unternehmenskommunikation, Werbe Kampagnen, Marketing, interne oder externe Schulungen… Ihre Message wird anschaulich und einleuchtend erklärt ohne das Interesse des Zuschauers zu verlieren.

Kontaktieren Sie mich, Ian Marsden, (E-mail Link) oder Telefon: +33 6 42 49 82 11 für ein unverbindliches Gespräch.

Nach diesem ersten Gespräch wird für Sie ein unverbindlicher Kostenvoranschlag mit einem Pauschalpreis für Ihr Video inklusive Nutzungsrechte zusammengestellt.

Ich würde mich freuen von Ihnen zu hören. Besten Dank.



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News from Illustrator Ian David Marsden


News and Updates from Illustrator Ian Marsden

The few months since my last update have been highly active and interesting.

I have had the pleasure of welcoming several new clients and collaborating, drawing and generally being creative on many fun new projects.

Here are a few brief highlights of what I have been up to.


I welcomed Richmond Publishing / Santillana as new clients and had the wonderful opportunity of creating a series of illustrations for educational materials.

CLICK HERE for my full portfolio.


I am very pleased to announce that I have added a 6th object bearing the Marsden signature to the Design Collection for renowned German glasswork manufacturer  RITZENHOFF 

My latest creation is a 50 cl Beer Glass featuring a little Viking Character who appears to be quite ready for action (or at least ready for another refreshing pint).


Another new client I had the pleasure of welcoming is digades.

I was entrusted with the task of creating a series of illustrations for print ads and posters showing the efficiency and ease of use of their new dfreeeze app, with which you can remote control your car heater from your smart phone.

I also produced 2 Whiteboard Scribing videos in English and in German for the dfreeze product using the same characters and illustrations. (see below)


English and German Language Whiteboard Scribing Explainer Video produced for digades and their dfreeeze app explain the dfreeeze app and how it works in a playful yet elegant way.

English Video:

German Video:

More about Whiteboard Explainer Videos:


I had a lot of fun with this recent assignment for, for which I was invited to design a series of animated GIF Greeting cards for various occasions such as Halloween, Christmas and the New Year.
(a GMX account is required to access the cards)


Last but not least I was able to complete some personal projects and I created and uploaded some new tutorial videos for my own personal YouTube channel.

In this latest series of videos I show how I draw on my Wacom Cintiq pen display, which has become an invaluable tool for me, in Adobe Illustrator software.

I demonstrate how I create vector line art for various Halloween characters such as a Jack-O-Lantern, a Witch/Vampire Lady and a Werewolf. In a separate video I also show how I color a cartoon illustration of Santa Claus

Well that about wraps up this little news update. Thank you for your interest.

My name is Ian Marsden and I am an independent illustrator, cartoonist, designer and animator and I am available for new projects.

My full portfolio and a short bio, client list and testimonials can be viewed on my homepage

More frequent updates about what I am currently working on can be seen on my Blog.

I also have an artist page on Facebook as Ian David Marsden
Of course I would be delighted if you LIKE my page.

Thank you very much for your interest in my work. I really appreciate it.

Best regards,


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Professional independent illustrator and cartoonist at your service

Professional independent illustrator, designer, animator and cartoonist at your service

Hi, my name is Ian Marsden and I am an independent freelance illustrator, designer and cartoonist.

I work in various styles and I specialize in such areas as vector digital art, advertising illustration, graphics for business and educational use, character design, logo design, mascot design as well as caricature and cartoons.

The enclosed poster shows you a small example of the range of styles and areas of expertise I work in.

Please visit my portfolio on my website at for more art samples and the latest up to date projects.

My illustration portfolio is divided into several categories:


I also specialize in producing and illustrating Whiteboard Scribing Explainer Videos. Here is a YouTube channel with some samples.

Please call me at +33 6 42 49 82 11 or e-mail me for a free estimate and to discuss your project.

This is where you can find my LinkedIn Profile:

I look forward to hearing from you,
Ian David Marsden

Independent illustrator and cartoonist Ian Marsden

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