In this gallery I would like to show some concept illustrations I had the pleasure to create in 2015 for Lindt Chocolate.Read more →
(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.Read more →
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.Read more →
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.
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 – 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)
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
All artwork by Ian David Marsden
More information about Ian, a brief biography, some testimonials and a client list can be found HERE.
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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
#mascots #maskottchen #mascottes #characterdesign #sympathiefigur
Please find some examples below in the attached images and in this PDF compilation which you can download here:Read more →
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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Maßgeschneidert von international veröffentlichten, erfahrenen Illustrator und Cartoonisten und diplomierten Animator Ian David Marsden.
Zweisprachig in Englisch und Deutsch und mit exzellenten Französischkentnissen arbeite ich mit Kunden welteit und produziere Videos in verschiedenen Sprachen.Read more →
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)
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. 😀
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.Read more →
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.Read more →
Character Design, Backround Design, Asset Design and Illustrations for “Knowledge Nuggets” micro-learning videos for the United States Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI).
Artist: Ian David Marsden
Media: Vector Artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC
More examples of explainer videos and whiteboard videos with my artwork and a description of the production process can be found HERERead more →