(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.
Introducing the Newest Addition to the RITZENHOFF Design Collection: Coffee Love Cappuccino Cups and Saucers by Ian Marsden
If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll know that starting your day with a great cup of coffee can make all the difference. And now, thanks to RITZENHOFF and designer Ian Marsden, you can enjoy your morning brew in style with the new Coffee Love Cappuccino Cups and Saucers.
RITZENHOFF is a German company that produces high-quality, designer glassware and homeware, and Ian Marsden is a globetrotting Swiss illustrator and graphic designer with over 30 years of experience. His work has been featured in international publications and advertising campaigns, and he has worked with top brands such as Coca-Cola, Google and Daimler-Benz.
The Coffee Love Cappuccino Cups and Saucers are the latest addition to the RITZENHOFF Design Collection, and they feature Marsden’s playful and energetic illustrations of a man and a woman coffee lover. The cups are adorned with the slogan “Strong Coffee,” which perfectly captures the spirit of the collection.
These cups are not only functional but also stylish, with a unique design that is sure to impress your guests. The saucers are also decorated with a matching illustration, making for a cohesive and eye-catching set.
As a coffee lover and illustrator, Marsden understands the importance of starting your day with a great cup of coffee. These Coffee Love Cappuccino Cups and Saucers are the perfect way to do just that. They make a great addition to any coffee lover’s collection or a thoughtful gift for a fellow coffee enthusiast.
So, whether you’re a morning person or not, the Coffee Love Cappuccino Cups and Saucers by Ian Marsden are sure to put a smile on your face and give you the energy you need to tackle the day ahead.
Exciting News and Updates from Illustrator Ian David Marsden
I am a freelance illustrator, designer, cartoonist and I also produce and animate whiteboard and explainer videos.
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I hope you enjoy these latest updates including some exiting news about my graphic novel project, new clients, new YouTube drawing video tutorial and more.
Dear visitor to my blog,
2016 started off in a very active, busy and fun way for me.
Some very exciting news for me personally, is that a graphic novel project I have been developing has been accepted and is now being represented by a New York literary agency. I look forward to telling you more about this very soon. Below is a little teaser sample:
Object Design / Licensing
will be unveiling two new cappuccino cups with saucers, which I designed, at the Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt (12th to16th February 2016).
Ambiente is the world’s most important consumer goods trade fair, which boasts a globally unrivalled range of products in the Dining, Giving and Living areas.
The cups will be available in retail stores world-wide and also in the Ritzenhoff online shop here: LINK
I regularly consult as an artist and designer on projects where I am bound to contractual discretion. This means that I am not at liberty to display or reference my work in my portfolio, blog or newsletter even for self-promotional purposes. Nevertheless, without divulging any further information or details, I am thrilled to have worked on projects for the following new clients.
, the international High IQ Society has awarded their 2017 International Board of Director’s meeting (IBD) to the town of Nice, France. Out of a selection of proposed graphic solutions, I am delighted that my design was chosen as the official logo and CI for the event. (Logo horizontal landscape version below)
Design for the new logo for WO magnetic water purification devices.
One of the departments of the University of Bern in Switzerland commissioned me a while ago, to design a series of likeable bear characters that should also be appealing to children. I added some new bears to the ever-growing family in January.
Another fun character design project I have been involved in for a few years is this one for the company Si. I was originally tasked to take their existing “Pfiffikus” mascot and give him a more dynamic and modern appearance, all the while retaining his work clothes and color scheme.
Over the years, several poses and applications of the character have been created. All versions are created as fully-scalable 100% vector artwork in Adobe Illustrator.
Labels / Packaging
I am currently designing a series of labels for exclusive, high quality oils and vinegars.
In-between projects or just to take a break (yes, I take breaks ðŸ˜€), I like to relax doodling in my sketchbooks or on loose scraps of paper around my studio (or tablecloths or whatever I can get my hands on). Some of these scribbles end up on my Facebook and other social media. (Another favorite source of distraction) Links at the bottom of this e-mail. in case you feel like joining me.
Here is another personal, non-commissioned art project. A modern interpretation of a moon symbol. (digital print on canvas 80 cm x 60 cm)
I recently received a package with my copies of the printed Digades Dfreeeze app brochure featuring a multi-page comic I drew. I am very pleased with the result. You can read the whole booklet here: LINK
I designed and implemented several catalogs and price lists for my very good customer Sanafort, a producer of high quality vital mushrooms, teas and health supplements. http://www.sanafort.ch
As a creative professional, it’s essential to maintain an updated and visually appealing online portfolio. Recently, I had the chance to give my Behance profile a much-needed update. Behance is an online platform that allows creatives to showcase their work and connect with others in their field.
My Behance Illustrator Portfolio features a wide variety of my best illustrations, cartoons, logos, and animations, all arranged in a visually pleasing manner. Each project includes a brief description, outlining my inspiration, the tools I used, and the techniques involved. I also make sure to keep my portfolio up-to-date with my latest projects, so you can see my most recent work.
One of the great things about Behance is the ability to connect with other creatives and receive feedback on your work. I am always open to collaboration, and I welcome comments and critiques on my portfolio.
If you’re also on Behance, please stop by and take a look at my updated portfolio. You can find it under my name, Ian David Marsden. Let’s connect and share our creative ideas!
Greetings! My name is Ian Marsden and I am a professional independent freelance illustrator, designer, animator, and cartoonist with over 20 years of experience. I have worked in various styles and specialize in creating vector digital art, advertising illustrations, graphics for businesses and educational purposes, character design, logo design, mascot design, as well as caricatures and cartoons.
To give you an idea of my capabilities, I have enclosed a poster showcasing a small selection of my work. You can also find more samples of my art and my latest projects on my website at https://marsdenillustration.com.
My portfolio is divided into several categories, including advertising and marketing, editorial, character design, mascot design, and more. Whatever your needs may be, I am confident that I can provide you with the professional and high-quality illustrations and designs that you require.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
As a character and mascot designer, I enjoy creating cute and playful animal characters that can bring joy and positivity to people’s lives. These cute dog character designs, such as the King Dog, Dog running with bone, King dog with napkin, crown, knife and fork, waiter dog with tray and bone, are perfect for licensing and merchandising. They can be used on a variety of products, from children’s books to clothing and accessories.
The designs are created in Adobe Illustrator, which allows for crisp and high-quality vector artwork. This means they can be scaled to any size without losing resolution, making them versatile for any application. Plus, with their charming and friendly expressions, these cute dog characters are sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.
So, if you’re looking for some cute and lovable dog character designs for your next licensing or merchandising project, look no further than these charming designs by Ian David Marsden.