Cover Design: The Art of the Personal Statement by Alex Thaler
Cover Illustration by Ian David Marsden
Ian Marsden is an experienced illustrator who has worked with business and corporate clients on various projects.
Please visit the Portfolio for further work samples.
Book Cover Digital vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS5.
Digital vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS5 by illustrator Ian David Marsden.
Alex Thaler: Founder and CEO of DearAdmissions.com, Founder and Managing Member of AllionEssay.com, Author of “The Art of the Personal Statement.”, Over ten years of experience in test prep/admissions consulting. See: http://alexthalerconsulting.com
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The Toyes – Website Illustrations and animated music video for “Smoke 2 Joints” Character Design, Cartoon Illustrations of the Band Members, Illustrations and Flash Animation By Ian David Marsden It was a great pleasure for me to create illustrated cartoon versions of the band members of The Toyes as well as designing a whole bunch of other fun characters such as smoking and dancing trees and several aliens in their UFOs for the animated music video for the classic Toyes Song “Smoke 2 Joints”
Still Frame from the video “Smoke 2 Joints” by The Toyes illustrated and animated by Ian David Marsden – www.marsdenillustration.com
Watch scenes from the music video and how I work inside Adobe Flash software:
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I also created a whole series of illustrations for the official website of The Toyes: http://www.thetoyes.com which were also really fun to create. There is an illustration or character for each of the song titles on their latest album. Character Design, Cartoon Illustrations of the Band Members, Illustrations and Flash Animation By Ian David Marsden Freelance Illustrator, Designer, Cartoonist and Animator http://marsdenillustration.com
“Hair is Important”
Hairloss.com animated Flash videos for website and YouTube
This is an example of an animated Flash video created together with Bright Bulb Solutions in Los Angeles for the Hairloss.com website.
Hairloss.com is the United States’ number one resource for hair loss information, advice, solutions and products. HairLoss.com is the number one resource for hair loss sufferers.
Storyboard, Character Design, Illustrations and Flash Animation:
Ian David Marsden
Client: Bright Bulb Solutions
More videos from the same series can be seen in the “True Beauty” Playlist on YouTube here:
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Cute Dog Character Designs
Vector Artwork created in Adobe Illustrator.
These are some cute, cartoon dogs and character designs by
professional freelance illustrator and cartoonist Ian David Marsden
Full Portfolio here: http://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/
King Dog, Dog running with bone, King dog with napkin, crown, knife and fork, waiter dog with tray and bone.
Doggies by Marsden
All characters are © Copyright 2014 Ian David Marsden and may not be used in any way without written permission.
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The Very First Google Doodles by Ian David Marsden
As a professional artist, illustrator, cartoonist and character designer, one of the highlights of my career so far is certainly that I happen to be the very first Google Doodle artist.
Article about the early days at Google: Wall Street Journal – Google The Beginning
It was tremendous fun and I was totally delighted when Google contacted me to be their first artist. Back then I was working out of a one bedroom studio in Santa Monica, California and we were trying to keep our little two year old baby in diapers, so the whole magical world of the internet in it’s very first pioneer days was a wonderful and thrilling place to be and I was honored and thrilled that I was able to actively participate with Google and some of the other projects I helped realize back then. Even in those early days it was clear to me (and most other people) that Google was headed for greatness.
The first Illustrations I made for Google, were shown on April Fool’s Day 2000. Google launched the amazing MentalPlex Technology where you could just think of what you were searching for and Google would find it. I created a little character and made some animated GIFs to explain how it worked.
See the instructions here:
My first ‘Google Doodle’ series was also the very first actual Google Doodle – namely the Alien abduction of the Google logo which happened in May 2000.
UFO Abducts Google Logo
My second Google Doodle was Google Doodle II – Founding Father’s BBQ and Fireworks for the 4th of July.
4th of July
The third series of Google Doodles I designed were the Olympic Doodles for the Summer Olympics in Sydney - Google Doodles Summer Olympics in Sydney with the little ‘Kangaroodle” I also created for Google and for the event. I have never received more fan mail than I did during the days these olympic google doodles were online. Hundreds, probably thousands of e-mails from all over the world. All of them positive and friendly.
(a selection of olympic doodles from the above links)
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney
The last Google Doodle I drew was the Global Happy New Year Doodle 2001 with the two little white bears throwing a party.
Happy New Year 2001
I hope you enjoyed this little walk with me down my Google Doodle memory lane.
All of the above Google Doodles are © 1999 – 2001 Google.com
Artwork by Ian D. Marsden
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