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News from Ian David Marsden’s illustration studio – October 2018

Welcome to my latest Fall 2018 newsletter with a glimpse of what I am currently working on and recently completed projects.



Dear Reader,

It has been quite a while since my last newsletter. I have been so deeply involved in various projects that I simply did not get around to writing and putting one together for you. I always love to be very busy and active, but it is now really high time to give you a brief update on my recent artwork and activities, so it is with great pleasure that I present to you this October 2018 edition of the Ian Marsden Illustration Newsletter.

Below a selection of sample artwork and highlights from recent projects.


The Green Lion Devouring the Sun - Artwork in private collection

GOOGLE DOODLES

I was delighted and honored that I received a shoutout in the recent “Inside Google” Blog post celebrating 20 years of Google and the history of the Google Doodles. From 1999 to the end of 2000 I was the artist creating all Google Doodles. It is very nice to be remembered in this way.

Many thanks to Google and to Ryan Germick the Principal Doodle Design director.

https://www.blog.google/inside-google/doodles/doodle-me-20-notable-doodles-google-history/



PUBLISHING / GRAPHIC NOVEL

Some really exciting news: I have signed a book deal with Schiffer Books for my first graphic novel and my first book in the U.S. market. It is for the graphic novel adaptation of “The Way I Was” the adult memoir of the late Broadway and Hollywood composer Marvin Hamlisch. The publication date for the graphic novel is spring 2020.

Many thanks for the excellent representation by my literary agent Anna Olswanger at Olswanger Literary

Article from Publisher’s Weekly 20/09/2018 below:

Here a world premiere sneak peek over my shoulder…

VIDEOS / EXPLAINER VIDEOS / WHITEBOARD VIDEOS

HAWLIK GESUNDHEITSPRODUKTE

I had the great pleasure of adapting a series of texts about the harvesting and production phases of their high-quality vital mushroom products for Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH and transforming them into short videos with elegant watercolor illustrations and pleasing voice overs.

 

In a nutshell – Video production for Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH

I was involved from the initial conceptual sketching phase and storyboard, then personally illustrated each scene and added light, unobtrusive animation and finally I produced a series of 6 different videos in 3 languages (English, German, French) for which I also supervised the recording of the voiceover in person in studios in Paris and Berlin.



The German voice was recorded in Berlin with the renowned actor Kaspar Eichel (German synchronization voice of Robert Redford, Richard Dreyfuss) at Livelive studio (in cooperation with the agency Sprecherdatei), the French voice was recorded in Paris with the Actor Daniel Beretta (French synchronization voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others) in collaboration with Titrafilm, the English voiceover was provided by David A. Watson and the agency GreatBritishVoices.

You can see all 6 videos in all different languages on the official Hawlik Youtube Channel Here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKKl56fStFYNqVAM7uKDTZQ



Having these videos available as a marketing tool for their website but also for trade shows and for their sales department is an invaluable asset. Highly complex processes and details of the production can be relayed to clients and buyers quickly and in a pleasant format in various markets/languages 24/7.

It was a lot of fun working on this rather extensive project and I am delighted that the client was very happy with the result and customer reactions have been extremely positive.

Other video samples in various styles and more information on explainer videos or whiteboard videos can be found on my homepage:

http://marsdenillustration.com/custom-whiteboard/ 

JOHNER INSTITUT

I am delighted to announce that I am collaborating on an ongoing series of training videos for the Johner Institut GmbH in Konstanz, Germany for their e-learning platform. I myself am providing the English language voice and I am also the spokesperson. The collaboration has been highly stimulating and creative and it is a true pleasure to work with Prof. Dr. Christian Johner on his videos for the Johner Institute teaching platform. More details on this project perhaps in a future update.

https://www.johner-institut.de

Prof. Dr. Christian Johner and Ian David Marsden

Prof. Dr. Christian Johner and Ian David Marsden in the video studio.

BUSINESS ILLUSTRATION

As part of the usual illustration services I provide, it has been my great pleasure over the past months to work with various agencies and companies / corporations, many of which are regular clients, on their needs for high quality, clear and appealing business graphics and illustrations for their external or internal communication needs. Here a few recent examples.

WINE LABELS

I am continuing the relatively new avenue of my career of wine logo and wine label designer and artist. My most recent design is a fun logo and label illustration for ‘Domaine Les Tuileries’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I like it a lot personally even though I dialed the “French” button up to 11, evidently.

More information at Domaine Viticole de Coursac, 30260 Carnas
http://www.domainedecoursac.fr



VARIOUS

I got a lovely mention in an article in the French press / Midi Libre. Thank you very much.



The local Mayor’s office in the village where I live asked me if I would design the Mayor’s New Year’s card. I was of course honored to come up with a personalized card and drawing for this purpose.

Thank you very much for taking the time to browse through my newsletter. Unless we speak directly beforehand, my next e-mail to you will be my traditional Holiday / End of the year greeting.

I hope you have a wonderful fall season.

All the very best,

Ian David Marsden



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Explainer Whiteboard Videos for Vital Mushrooms – Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH

Vital Mushroom Video Series from Harvest to Production for Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH

I had the great pleasure of adapting a series of texts for Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH
about the harvesting and production phases of their high-quality vital mushroom products
and adapt them to short videos with elegant water color illustrations and pleasing voice overs.

First through the conceptual sketch and storyboard stage, then personally illustrating each scene and adding
light unobtrusive animation and finally producing a series of 6 different videos in 3 languages (English, German, French)
for which I also supervised the recording of the voiceover in person.

The German voice was recorded in Berlin with the renowned actor Kaspar Eichel in the Livelive studio (in cooperation with the agency Sprecherdatei),
the French voice was recorded in Paris with the Actor and Chansonnier Daniel Beretta (French sychronisation voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others)
in collaboration with the agency Titrafilm, the English voiceover was provided by David A. Watson and the agency GreatBritishVoices.

 

You can see all the videos in all the different languages on the official Hawlik Youtube Channel Here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKKl56fStFYNqVAM7uKDTZQ

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Marsden Doodle History “Inside Google” Official Google Blog – Google Doodles

Google Doodles down Memory Lane

Google is celebrating their 20-year existence!

I was delighted and honored that I got a shoutout in the recent “Inside Google” Blog post celebrating the history of the Google Doodles.

Many thanks to Google and Ryan Germick the Principal Doodle Design director.

https://www.blog.google/inside-google/doodles/doodle-me-20-notable-doodles-google-history/

 

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Cartes d’invitation pour le 30e anniversaire des entreprises E.T.I Vendargues – Etanchéité

Cartes d’invitation pour le 30e anniversaire des entreprises E.T.I Vendargues – Etanchéité

L’idée et la conceptualisation, les croquis bruts et ensuite le travail artistique final pour 3 cartes d’invitation pour le 30e et 10e anniversaire des entreprises E.T.I Vendargues – Etanchéité et Couvertures envoyées sur une période de plusieurs semaines pour susciter l’enthousiasme et un crescendo menant à la grande fête au Domaine de Verchant à Castelnau-le-Lez le 7 juin 2018.

Creation: Ian David Marsden
www.marsden.fr

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Logos, Cartes de Visite, Affiches et Annonces, Illustrations vectoriels – Montpellier, Hérault 34

Logos, Cartes de Visite, Affiches et Annonces, Illustrations vectoriels – Montpellier, Hérault 34

Ian David Marsden. Illlustrateur, designer et graphiste d’expérience internationale basé à 34270 Vacquieres près de Saint Mathieu de Tréviers

Logos, personnages et mascottes d’entreprise, cartes de visite, flyers, affiches, étiquettes de vin, publicités, annonces, mailings et cartes d’invitation pour des événements ou des occasions spéciales.
Des illustrations vectorielles faites sur mesure pour votre produit ou votre entreprise pour les autocollants, la signalisation, la publicité, les cadeaux d’entreprise ou le merchandising.

Je prefere de calculer des forfaits par projet qui incluent également le transfert des droits d’utilisation, de cette façon, il n’y a pas de surprises en termes d’heures ou de durée du projet.
Je livre toutes les maquettes sous forme de fichiers finis, prêts à être livrés ou téléchargés chez l’imprimerie de votre choix. La mise en page est donc incluse.

Veuillez me contacter pour une consultation gratuite et un devis pour vos besoins spécifiques.

www.marsden.fr
ian@marsdenillustration.com
06 42 49 82 11

CV et liste partielle de clients: http://marsdenillustration.com/francais/
Une grande variété de styles et d’œuvres d’art dans mon portfolio : http://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/idmarsden 

Télécharger la feuille ci-jointe comme PDF: Marsden-Chanzdesign-pdf150

(Même si je suis basé dans un petit village à la campagne, je travaille avec des clients dans toute la France et à l’étranger, alors n’hésitez pas à me contacter même de plus loin. )

 

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Business illustration – clean, clear, appealing, professional

Business illustration – clean, clear, appealing, professional

Artist Ian David Marsden with decades of international experience in the field can provide you with custom-made business illustrations in various styles. Clean, clear, appealing and highly professional illustrations in black and white, with a spot color or fully colored. Text and processes which may seem rather dry or technical can be livened up and rendered more enjoyable and interesting. The readers’ focus can be guided towards important details in a subtle and appealing way. These illustrations can also be used as chapter headers, icons or thumbnails on websites or presentations. There is also the option of having animation or drawing or sliding hand effects, music and voiceover added as well.

Please contact me for a free consultation and a comprehensive flat-fee estimate which will include transferral of usage rights.

ian@marsdenillustration.com
iPhone: +33 (0)6 42 49 82 11

I am based in the south of France but I work with clients worldwide and I speak English, German and French.

More business illustrations in my portfoliohttp://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/
A short CV and client listhttp://marsdenillustration.com/about/
My LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/idmarsden/

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Films d’animation de presentation / Videos Explicatives / Whiteboard fait sur mesure Montpellier (Hérault 34)

Films d’animation de presentation / Videos Explicatives / Whiteboard fait sur mesure Montpellier (Hérault 34)

Client: HAWLIK Gesundheitsprodukte GMbH
https://www.hawlik-vitalpilze.de

(Toutes les vidéos en français au bas de cet article)

Je vous présente avec grand plaisir une série de vidéos que j’ai récemment produites pour un client basé en Allemagne. Le concept était de relayer l’histoire de la production de leurs champignons vitaux de très haute qualité, depuis leur origine dans les montagnes de Chine, en passant par le transport, le stockage, l’analyse approfondie en laboratoire et une production, l’encapsulation et l’emballage hautement supervisés.

J’ai eu le plaisir de dessiner d’abord les story-boards, puis de créer toutes les illustrations et de produire l’animation ainsi que de superviser les enregistrements de voix dans les studios à Berlin, Paris et au Royaume-Uni.
En tant qu’orateur et voix française de la série, nous avons sélectionné l’acteur Daniel Beretta connu des cinéphiles en France comme la voix d’Arnold Schwarzenegger, musicien et auteur de chansons pour Mireille Mathieu, et Nino Ferrer, notamment La Rua Madureira.

Comme toujours avec des vidéos explicatives, il était important de présenter des processus qui peuvent sembler un peu secs et techniques d’une manière légère, intéressante et divertissante. Il est très avantageux pour une entreprise d’avoir une bibliothèque de vidéos de ce genre. Non seulement les visiteurs de leurs sites Web et des médias sociaux peuvent en savoir plus sur le produit d’une manière personnelle et claire, mais le travail de leur personnel de vente est également grandement facilité par le fait de ne pas avoir à répéter tous ces détails minutieux encore et encore.

Lors des salons et foires commerciales, les vidéos peuvent être projetées et affichées sur des bornes interactifs contenant des écrans tactiles iPad. Les vidéos ont été produites en trois langues : Français, Anglais et Allemand.
J’espère que ces présentations vont vous plaire et je serais ravi de vous parler de la création de vidéos sur mesure pour votre produit ou votre entreprise.

Ian David Marsden
Marsden Illustration | www.marsdenillustration.com
Contactez moi: ian (at) marsdenillustration.com

Les vidéos:

Video 001 La culture des champignons

Video 002 La fabrication de la poudre de champignon

Video 003 La production d’extrait de champignon

Video 004 Guestion de la qualité

Video 005 Fabrication des produits finis

Video 006 L’essentiel en bref

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Design Etiquette de Vin : Mas de Figuier “Roc de Couder”

Design Etiquette de Vin:
Mas de Figuier “Roc de Couder”

Pour le célèbre domaine viticole Mas de Figuier à 34270 Vacquières, on m’a demandé de concevoir une étiquette pour un nouveau vin rouge haut de gamme appelé Roc de Couder.

Jouant sur le mystère de ce Roc légendaire, mais aussi sur la longue histoire et les nombreuses légendes entourant le Pic Saint Loup et le Languedoc et même le Château de Montségur et Rennes le Château, je me suis plongé dans une interprétation artistique qui, je l’espère, transmet la chevalerie, le courage et peut-être aussi un mystérieux et presque magique effet d’effusion de vie de ce vin délicieux.

Le vin peut être commandé chez :

EARL MAS DE FIGUIER VINS BIOS
MAS DE FIGUIER VINS BIOS
34270 VACQUIERES
Contacter notre domaine
Tél. : 06 18 19 53 33
pagesgi@orange.fr

#picsaintloup #redwine #labeldesign #etiquettesdevin #vinbiologique

English:

Wine Label Design:
Mas de Figuier “Roc de Couder”

by Ian David Marsden

For the renowned wine domaine Mas de Figuier in 34270 Vacquières, I was asked to design a label for a new high-end red wine called ‘Roc de Couder’.

Playing on the mystery of this fabled ‘Roc’ and also the long history and many legends surrounding the Pic Saint Loup and Languedoc region and even the Château de Montségur and Rennes le Chateau, I delved into an artistic interpretation that hopefully conveys chivalry, valor and maybe also a mysterious, almost magical life-force bestowing effect of this delicious wine.

The wine can be ordered at:
EARL MAS DE FIGUIER VINS BIOS
MAS DE FIGUIER VINS BIOS
34270 VACQUIERES
Contacter notre domaine
Tél. : 06 18 19 53 33
pagesgi@orange.fr

 

 

 

 

Wine Label Design for Mas de Figuier – Roc de Couder – Pic Saint Loup – by Ian David Marsden

 

Vector Crest Design / Design de Logo – Cimier – Blason en tant qu’art vectoriel
Artist: Ian David Marsden
For / Pour Mas de Figuier

Vector Crest Interpretation

Close-up of vector

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Reading under the blankets with a flashlight

Reading under the blankets with a flashlight
by Ian David Marsden

This was my favorite thing as a kid, apart from reading with the lights on. 🙂

Timelapse Drawing in Adobe Photoshop Sketch Procreate App Autodesk Sketchbook Pro created with the Apple Pencil on iPad Pro 10.5 by Cartoonist and Illustrator Ian David Marsden

visit Ian’s portfolio here:
http://www.marsdenillustration.com

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