For France-based client Sustain D I was tasked to develop original character designs for two cartoon characters and draw a series of comic strips featuring energy saving and ecological tips and tricks.
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A series of 4 videos and posters created for Dräger on the topic “Break the chain of infection”
The comic strips have no text so they are language independent and can be used internationally. The same goes for the video series.
The four different areas covered are: Infection prevention and control, increase Patient Safety,
Infection Prevention by Design and Improved Workflow
Short intro animation created specifically for the Friars Club, New York City.
Several monk friar characters were created for animated GIFs and icons for the website
including Jackie Gleason playing pool and this little friar for the animation.
All artwork was created in Adobe Illustrator as vector art and then animated in Adobe Flash.
Client: Friars Club, Date: 2008, Artist: Ian David Marsden – www.marsdenillustration.com
I am frequently consulted by my clients to assist with marketing and advertising projects, with concepts and ideas, layouts and graphic design suggestions as well as of course drawings and illustration elements.
The client required three different large-scale Kakémono display banners (2.10 meters x 0.85 meters) as portable rollup banners for three different areas of their activity: training, the association itself and the universities organised by AN2V.
A really fun project was this animated Holday Greeting card to be sent to the customers of my commissioning client.
The briefing required a nice, hand-drawn cozy looking winter scene. We opted for an inviting winter chalet in the woods surrounded by snow covered trees and featuring the AN2V logo.
The drawing is rendered as a timelapse video. Watch the drawing unfold, a lovely winter forest scene, a chalet with warm light spilling out onto the snow, and then the company logo is drawn, illuminated by the warm glow. A gorgeous, warm and elegant holiday card solution.
The video was also delivered as an animated GIF so that it could be used and viewed in e-mails directly on all devices.
Below a YouTube video presentation of 10 animated greeting cards for various occasions. I had the pleasure of inventing and designing this series of animated greeting cards for client 1&1 Mail & Media GmbH for GMX, Web.de, Mail.com Germany via the agency dieKLEINERT.de
The topics that were presented to me in the briefing were: Happy Birthday, I’m Sorry, Thank You, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Get Well Soon, Happy New Year and Thank You!
(with YouTube Video Radio Interview with Mascot Designer Ian Marsden)
I n 2002 I was contacted by the organization for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in the renowned pristine alpine resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland. I was informed, that I had been chosen as the designer and illustrator to create the official mascot for the event.Read more →
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.
Google Doodles by Ian David Marsden
The Very First Google Doodles by Ian David Marsden
One of the incredibly interesting facts 😉 about my decades spanning artistic career, is that I am the very first Google Doodle artist.
Here is a link to a Wall Street journal article about the early days at Google, and how Susan Wojcicki (my boss back then) found me and hired me as the first google doodle creator: Wall Street Journal – Google The Beginning http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304911104576444363668512764.html
Gallery of all the Google Doodles I ever designed
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.
My second Google Doodle was Google Doodle II – Founding Father’s BBQ and Fireworks for the 4th of July.
The third series of Google Doodles I designed were the Olympic Doodles for the Summer Olympics in Sydney – with the little ‘Kangaroodle” character design I made for the event. I have never received more fan mail than I did during the days these olympic google doodles were online. Hundreds of e-mails from all over the world. All of them positive and friendly.
(Google Doodles Summer Olympics in Sydney )
Here’s one of the olympic doodles from the above links:
The last Google Doodle I drew was the Global Happy New Year Doodle 2001 with the two little white bears throwing a party.
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 (Displayed on my personal homepage for self-promotional purposes under rights granted by my terms and conditions)
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As the chief creative lead for a new startup company called iShepherd, Inc. based in Sunnyvale, California and in Zürich, Switzerland I just had the wonderful opportunity to be creative on a wide range of design elements.
Starting with the Corporate Identity and Logo Design, Branding and Brand Manual, GUI graphic user interface and UX user experience of the software, over 60 original icons for the iconography and unique visual language of the product as well as many business illustrations, marketing print materials and the homepage design in WordPress. We also created stickers, embroidered patches, flyers, sell sheets as PDF and print documents and Power Point pitch deck presentations.
More about the amazing iShepherd, Inc. TRM360 application, the most useful IAM Analytics tool on the planet: Useful, usable and accessible, can be found on the iShepherd, Inc. homepage here: www.ishepherd.ai
iShepherd. Compliance Analytics. Done Right.Read more →
High quality, professional business illustration and advertising illustration for sales communication, presentations, pitch decks, powerpoint presentations and more. Design of marketing and merchandising articles. Ian David Marsden.
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I already had the pleasure of designing several original custom T-shirt designs for the U.S. wrestler John Hennigan
(John Morrison / Johnny Impact / Johnny Nitro / Johnny Mundo)