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One of the services I provide as an illustrator and cartoonist, is live-drawing and graphic recording for professional events. My skills in quick drawing and ability to capture key points of spoken communication can help bring life to your event and leave a lasting impact on your attendees. Whether it’s a private view, seminar, meeting, or sales presentation, I can provide a custom solution for your needs.
My live-drawing and graphic recording services are available in person, I can draw either traditionally with markers on paper or on a whiteboard. Alternatively, we can connect my iPad Pro to a projector, allowing the evolving drawings to appear on a large screen in real time. The final artwork can be printed out and presented to the visitors or guests attending the event. It can also be added to materials and websites later, providing a valuable resource for participants to reference and share with others.
Or I can connect to your meeting through remote virtual scribing. With remote scribing, I can connect to your virtual event and create real-time visual notes while your meeting unfolds. This way, you can display the artwork as it unfolds on the screen and also share the final illustrations with your team or audience immediately after the event. (All usage rights are transferred to your for usage after the event.) I have a robust and dependable fiber internet connection that ensures flawless live streaming capabilities. This means that if you opt for remote scribing or graphic recording services, you can rest assured that there won’t be any technical glitches or interruptions. With my top-notch internet infrastructure, you can enjoy a seamless and immersive experience, no matter where you are in the world.
In addition to my live-drawing and graphic recording skills, I am perfectly bilingual in English, German, and Swiss German. This means that I can seamlessly follow or switch between languages during the event and ensure that all participants can follow the discussion without any language barriers. Being a native speaker of all three languages, I have a deep understanding of their nuances and can accurately convey even the most complex ideas.
Graphic recording and visual note-taking are powerful ways to make events more engaging, memorable, and effective. It allows attendees to follow the presentation more easily, and to retain key information long after the event is over. With my ability to draw very quickly and grasp key points, I can transform them into amusing vignette drawings that make your presentation more exciting.
Ideally, before the event, we will have a discussion about the presentation and the key points you want me to capture through live-drawing or graphic recording. From there, I will pre-prepare the illustrations based on your inputs, which will be pre-approved by you. This approach helps ensure that we get everything right beforehand and leaves no surprises on the day of the event. The pre-production work is included in my flat rate. However, if there are some changes that need to be made on the spot, I can improvise and adjust my drawings accordingly, without any issues.
Alternately, I can also improvise completely on the spot without any preparation. I have honed my skills to quickly grasp key ideas and transform them into witty and amusing vignettes that perfectly capture the essence of the discussion. This ability to improvise in real-time is particularly useful in fast-paced events or discussions where spontaneity is key.
I provide a flat rate estimate for my live-drawing and graphic recording services, which includes the transfer of rights for the created images. This ensures that you have a clear idea of the costs upfront and there are no surprises or unexpected expenses.
For in-person appearances at events, my day rate is 1500 Euros, plus travel expenses (transport, accommodation, food, activities) plus the flat rate for the creation and usage rights of the artwork.
If you are interested in learning more about my live-drawing and graphic recording services, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free, flat-rate estimate. I have decades of experience assisting clients and contributing creatively and artistically to projects internationally, and I look forward to working with you.
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Article in the Midi Libre Newspaper about me and my artwork. Thank you very much!
(Saturday Jan. 13 2018)
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Mit grosser Freude schreibe ich diese neue Ausgabe meines persönlichen Zeichner-Newsletters.
Ich habe mein on-line Portfolio komplett überarbeitet und alle Kategorien enthalten neue und aktuelle Illustrationen, Cartoons, Designs und Animationen/Videos welche ich für diverse Kunden gestalten durfte.
All Stars Project, Carlos Dias, Drägerwerk AG, Executive Learning Systems, Jay Abraham Strategy Institute, Max Curious (NYC), Mycotrition GmbH
Anbei eine kleine Auswahl zur Ansicht.
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New artwork in my sketchbook gallery
I just uploaded a selection of recent sketches and pen and ink artwork to my sketchbook gallery.
I hope you enjoy them. These are all created with pen and ink, ballpoint pen, pencils and other traditional methods. I do sometimes scan them and color them in photoshop, but most of these are also colored with watercolor, ecoline and aquarelle / goache.
These are all just fun, free drawings that I like to do sometimes to relax and clear my mind. These were not commissioned. Often I don’t even know what it will be when I start drawing.
I guess since I am working in digital art programs with my Wacom Cintiq most of the time, these little exercises also s to show myself that I still know how to do it “old-school”. 😊
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Youtube Drawing Tutorial Video: Wacom Cintiq 27QHD photoshop and illustrator cartoons and comics
Published on Aug 23, 2016
Drawing tutorial with illustrator, cartoonist and designer Ian David Marsden.
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If you’re a fan of Google, you might have noticed that the search engine sometimes features creative and playful variations of its logo on special occasions, such as holidays, birthdays, or events. These variations are called Google Doodles, and they have become a beloved and iconic part of Google’s brand and culture. But did you know who created the first Google doodle, and how it happened?
According to a fascinating article in The Wall Street Journal, the story of the first Google doodle involves a lucky coincidence, a talented illustrator, and a creative marketer. It all started in 1998, when two Stanford University students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founded Google as a search engine for the internet. They initially used a simple logo featuring the word “Google” in colorful letters, but they soon realized they could use the logo as a canvas for fun and quirky designs that would celebrate and educate users about various topics.
Enter Susan Wojcicki, a young marketing manager who worked for Google in its early days (and who is now CEO of YouTube by the way). As the story goes, Wojcicki was looking for ways to promote Google and attract more users. She had the idea of commissioning an illustrator to create special logos for events. Wojcicki asked her colleagues if they knew any good illustrators, and one of them recommended Ian David Marsden, a cartoonist and illustrator, 32 at the time and father of two infant daughters, who had worked for Coca Cola and other clients and was making a name for himself with fun web graphics and animations during the amazing days of the first web bubble.
Wojcicki contacted Marsden to create some animated GIFs for an april fools joke about “Mentalplex Technology” – a new Google feature where you could just think about what you wanted to look for. Marsden was delighted and sent his designs to Wojcicki, who loved them. She showed it to Page and Brin, who also loved it. The logo was published on april fools day 2000, and became the first Google doodle.
Marsden’s design was a hit, and soon Wojcicki asked him to create more doodles for other occasions, such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. Marsden, who lived in Santa Monica, CA, drew the doodles on paper and scanned them into his dual-processor G3 Mac where he were digitally colorized them and emailed them to Wojcicki, who approved them and uploaded them to the Google site. Marsden worked closely with Wojcicki to refine each Doodle. He became known as the “doodler-in-chief” and drew all the Google doodles for over a year, until the company hired more illustrators and established a doodle team.
Most noticeable was probably the series of Google Doodles for the summer olympics in Sydney featuring a fun kangaroo character (the kangaroodle).
Marsden was studying animation at AET Academy of Entertainment and Technology, Santa Monica College at the time. He was hesitant to leave Santa Monica for Silicon Valley because he was also interested in breaking into the magazine cartoon world, animation for TV, and the budding web animation markets.
It’s hard to believe that back then, nobody could have known that Google would become the all-encompassing global mega-success that it is now. It didn’t seem like something to bet your entire future on. (Remember “Ask Jeeves”?) Yet the first Google doodles, created by Marsden, marked the beginning of a new era in the search engine giant’s evolution.
Today, Google doodles have become a beloved part of Google’s brand identity and have celebrated everything from holidays to historic events and individuals. It’s hard to imagine Google without them.
But it all started with a chance encounter between a marketing manager and a talented illustrator. Who knows where the next wave of innovation will come from? One thing is for sure: it’s always worth keeping an eye out for creative talent in unexpected places.
Today, Google doodles are created by a team of artists and engineers, and they continue to amaze and delight millions of people around the world. But the story of Ian David Marsden and his serendipitous encounter with Susan Wojcicki remains a testament to the power of creativity, collaboration, and innovation that fueled Google’s early days.
If you want to read the original article from The Wall Street Journal that tells the story in more detail, you can follow this link: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304911104576444363668512764.
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Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to explore the world of illustration while also discovering the scenic beauty of the south of France? Look no further than my Instagram art feed!
As a professional illustrator and cartoonist, I recently opened my own Instagram channel featuring hundreds of my illustrations and cartoons. In just a few short weeks, it has already gathered almost 800 followers, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share my work with you.
On my channel, you’ll find not only finished illustrations but also glimpses into my life and studio, including spontaneous sketches and doodles. You’ll get an exclusive look into my creative process and discover the wide variety of subjects that inspire me.Read more →