“Sergei turned to marketing manager Susan Wojcicki, who found illustrator Ian Marsden and put him to work.
In May 2000, Ian created the first Google doodle. It featured—surprise, surprise—aliens making off with our logo.”
It’s been a while since I updated my news blog. Things have been rather quiet on the project front due to the pandemic (like for many), so I don’t have a lot of new client work to show you, but I thought I would say a quick hello.
I recently started a TikTok channel, where I mostly post recordings of live drawings (digital and analog). So if you are on there and enjoy drawings, drop by and have a look.
I only have 120 followers here so far, so you can become a member of a highly exlusive club. 😀
Creative Together! Connected Ink 21-hour Drawing Party
Celsys is pleased to announce the Creative Together! Connected Ink 21-hour Drawing Party at Wacom’s Connected Ink, one of the world’s most advanced digital pen & stationery events.
Drawing LIVE, Tuesday November 17, 2020 from 20:00 to 21:30 (CET) on the Theme: THE CITY AT NIGHT, Ian David Marsden (France) will be drawing on his Wacom Cintiq 27 QHD Touch in Clip Studio Paint software.
(with YouTube Video Radio Interview with Mascot Designer Ian Marsden)
I had the distinct pleasure back in 2002 of being contacted by the organization for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in the renowned pristine alpine resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland. I had been chosen to design the official mascot for the event.
This character design was my first foray into the world of mascot designs and logo character design and opened the door for many subsequent projects I was invited to participate in.
As an experienced character designer for over 20 years, I have had the great pleasure of accompanying my clients in their search for a dynamic ambassador for their brand or event and creating a design that fit like a glove.
Character Design, Mascot Design, Avatars, Layered People Illustrations for Animation
A very fun recent assignment was to design a series of wine labels (red, white and rosé) featuring scenes from in and around the O Mas Troquet restaurant and Friday street market in 34270 Vacquières, France (Pic St Loup Region, Hérault, Languedoc) and also a label for their custom made flavoured rums.
The concept is that when all the bottles are placed next to each other, they depict the local ambience inside and outside and you almost have a continuous story or panorama.
Custom Exclusive Artwork based on your instructions and photographs – (people or animals) by award-winning international artist. A highly unique and personal gift for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations. You receive an original hand inked and painted piece of art.
This was a super fun assigment for the Johner Institute in Konstanz for a custom produced April Fool’s Day Video. I got to convert Professor Christian Johner into a new rising star Swiss Politician. Apparently I did a good job because almost nobody recognized him.
Clean and clear line-art illustrations intended to explain how to prepare and use Henkel cleaning products (Bref, General) and their effects and lasting protection in the kitchen, bathroom and toilet. The artwork needed to be understood without words / language independent.