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Avatar and Character Design

(… and SUPER HEROES)

Avatars and character designs to be used in print, motion graphics, whiteboard videos, or explainer videos. Detailed and shaded in different styles or flat line art and vector graphics. Delivered on layers ready for import into your layout software or Premiere or After Effects.

Various different vector character avatars
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Whiteboard Videos – Custom Made, High Quality, Great Rates

 

Custom Designed Whiteboard Videos

Custom-made white board videos, by internationally published experienced illustrator and cartoonist Ian David Marsden.
Cartoons sold to MAD Magazine, The New Yorker and many more.
Illustrations for international business clients and advertising campaigns.
Logos and Mascot Designs for large scale events like the Ski World Championship 2003 in St. Moritz, Switzerland
and designer of the very first Google Doodles.

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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 portfoliohttps://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/
A short CV and client listhttps://marsdenillustration.com/about/
My LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/idmarsden/

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Whiteboard Explainer Video for “All Stars Project”

Whiteboard Explainer Video elements storyboarded, illustrated and produced by Marsden Illustration
www.marsdenillustration.com

Client: Max Curious, New York City
for “All Stars Project”
2016

I create custom storyboards, and illustrate and produce motion graphics and whiteboard
and explainer videos for clients in Europe and the United States.

I speak English, German and French but videos can be produced in any language required.

Contact me via mail or phone to discuss YOUR project and for a free consultation.

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Short Demo Reel Video – Illustrator, Cartoonist and Designer: Ian Marsden

Short Fall 2017 Demo Reel

Illustration, Cartoons, Comics and Whiteboard and Explainer Videos by

Ian David Marsden – more in my portfolio at www.marsdenillustration.com

 

 

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Custom Whiteboard Explainer Video Production for YOUR company


Please contact me to discuss YOUR project
+33 (0)6 42 49 82 11 or ian@marsdenillustration.com

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Hand-made Whiteboard Videos

What makes Marsden videos special?

Custom-made by internationally published experienced illustrator and cartoonist
Ian David Marsden. Bi-lingual in English and German and with excellent French
I work with clients worldwide and produce videos in various languages.

Allow me to tell you more
in this brief 3 minute video:

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Illustration Newsletter July 2016 Ian David Marsden

 


Hello dear visitors to my blog,

What I love most of all about my profession as an illustrator and designer, is that I get to be creative in all kinds of different areas and I never really know what’s coming next.

Below, I have put together a selection of some of the fun projects I have recently worked on. I hope you enjoy it.

Before we get started let me wish you a wonderful summer, and just in case you are working during the summer months, it might comfort you to know that you are not alone. I will be doing the same.

I am not going away this year and can be reached in my studio both in July and August and can assist you with any illustration needs that may arise. 

All the very best and here now my latest news…

Ian 

PS: My portfolio has been completely updated with brand new work, so if you haven’t visited my homepage in a while, please have a look.

Categories are: My Sketchbook | Google Doodles | Advertising and Business Illustration | Editorial Illustration | Comics and Cartoons | RITZENHOFF | Children’s Book Illustration | Logo and Character Design | Packaging Designs 

So, what HAVE I been up to in the past months? Well…

I got to be WILD!…


Tribal style vector animals for poster art.

I got to be STRONG!…


Two new Coffee Love Cappuccino Cups with saucers have been added to my RITZENHOFF Design Collection.

https://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/ritzenhoff/

I got to PIMP AN INTRANET!…
For Hermes Paketversand


I was a SUPERHERO! (and a SUPER VILLAIN)…
For Stadtwerke Wedel


I got to be SILLY…


I added a gallery of my personal sketches and doodles to my homepage.

Ian’s personal sketchbooks and moleskines

I got to be “FAMOUS!” 😎…


I started my own Instagram feed with snapshots, sketches and doodles.

It’s been up for only a few months and I am delighted that I already have over 2200 wonderful people who are interested enough in my tomfoolery, to follow my feed.

If you are also an instagrammer, come on over and join the fun.
https://www.instagram.com/marsdenillustration/

I got to be CLASSY and SOPHISTICATED!… 


My lovely wife Sheryl Marsden has founded a shop called Love French Linen featuring gorgeous linen items from the south of France (where we live).

What could be more appropriate than to use her very own in-house creative department for her photography and logo needs?

Even our dog “Watson” now features prominently in several images as the Love French Linen dog. Undoubtedly he will start his very own newsletter soon, when his modelling career takes off. 😊

Sheryl did a wonderful job and put a lot of thought and care into her linen collection. Please have a look and forward to your friends who might be interested in French linens for bedroom, dining roombathroom and kitchen.

I hope you enjoyed some of the updates and I thank you for your interest.

Please visit my illustration portfolio:
My Sketchbook | Google Doodles | Advertising and Business Illustration | Editorial Illustration | Comics and Cartoons | RITZENHOFF | Children’s Book Illustration | Logo and Character Design | Packaging Designs 







 

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News from Illustrator Ian David Marsden

 

News and Updates from Illustrator Ian Marsden


The few months since my last update have been highly active and interesting.

I have had the pleasure of welcoming several new clients and collaborating, drawing and generally being creative on many fun new projects.

Here are a few brief highlights of what I have been up to.

PUBLISHING

I welcomed Richmond Publishing / Santillana as new clients and had the wonderful opportunity of creating a series of illustrations for educational materials.

CLICK HERE for my full portfolio.

DESIGN & LICENSING

I am very pleased to announce that I have added a 6th object bearing the Marsden signature to the Design Collection for renowned German glasswork manufacturer  RITZENHOFF 

My latest creation is a 50 cl Beer Glass featuring a little Viking Character who appears to be quite ready for action (or at least ready for another refreshing pint).


https://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/ritzenhoff/

ADVERTISING

Another new client I had the pleasure of welcoming is digades.

I was entrusted with the task of creating a series of illustrations for print ads and posters showing the efficiency and ease of use of their new dfreeeze app, with which you can remote control your car heater from your smart phone.

https://www.dfreeeze.de/winter

I also produced 2 Whiteboard Scribing videos in English and in German for the dfreeze product using the same characters and illustrations. (see below)


WHITEBOARD VIDEOS

English and German Language Whiteboard Scribing Explainer Video produced for digades and their dfreeeze app explain the dfreeeze app and how it works in a playful yet elegant way.

English Video: http://youtu.be/9rn4cujsVNs

German Video: http://youtu.be/jIWmPaZ5n0A

More about Whiteboard Explainer Videos: https://marsdenillustration.com/whiteboard/


WEB AND INTERACTIVE

I had a lot of fun with this recent assignment for GMX.net, for which I was invited to design a series of animated GIF Greeting cards for various occasions such as Halloween, Christmas and the New Year.

https://navigator.gmx.net/
(a GMX account is required to access the cards)

PERSONAL PROJECTS

Last but not least I was able to complete some personal projects and I created and uploaded some new tutorial videos for my own personal YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/idmars10

In this latest series of videos I show how I draw on my Wacom Cintiq pen display, which has become an invaluable tool for me, in Adobe Illustrator software.

I demonstrate how I create vector line art for various Halloween characters such as a Jack-O-Lantern, a Witch/Vampire Lady and a Werewolf. In a separate video I also show how I color a cartoon illustration of Santa Claus


Well that about wraps up this little news update. Thank you for your interest.

My name is Ian Marsden and I am an independent illustrator, cartoonist, designer and animator and I am available for new projects.

My full portfolio and a short bio, client list and testimonials can be viewed on my homepage
https://marsdenillustration.com

More frequent updates about what I am currently working on can be seen on my Blog.

I also have an artist page on Facebook as Ian David Marsden
Of course I would be delighted if you LIKE my page.
https://www.facebook.com/IanDavidMarsden


Thank you very much for your interest in my work. I really appreciate it.

Best regards,

 

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Professional independent illustrator and cartoonist at your service

Professional independent illustrator, designer, animator and cartoonist at your service

Hi, my name is Ian Marsden and I am an independent freelance illustrator, designer and cartoonist.

I work in various styles and I specialize in such areas as vector digital art, advertising illustration, graphics for business and educational use, character design, logo design, mascot design as well as caricature and cartoons.

The enclosed poster shows you a small example of the range of styles and areas of expertise I work in.

Please visit my portfolio on my website at https://www.marsdenillustration.com for more art samples and the latest up to date projects.

My illustration portfolio is divided into several categories:

GOOGLE DOODLES  |  ADVERTISING ILLUSTRATION | EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION | RITZENHOFF DESIGN COLLECTION | BUSINESS ILLUSTRATION | LOGO AND CHARACTER DESIGN | CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION | CARTOONS and COMICS

I also specialize in producing and illustrating Whiteboard Scribing Explainer Videos. Here is a YouTube channel with some samples.

Please call me at +33 6 42 49 82 11 or e-mail me for a free estimate and to discuss your project.

This is where you can find my LinkedIn Profile: fr.linkedin.com/in/idmarsden/

I look forward to hearing from you,
Ian David Marsden

Independent illustrator and cartoonist Ian Marsden

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Cartoon Dogs Doggie Character Designs by Marsden

Doggies by Marsden
Cute Dog Character Designs

King Dog, Dog running with bone, King dog with napkin, crown, knife and fork, waiter dog with tray and bone.

These are some cute, cartoon dogs and character designs by artist Ian David Marsden for licensing and merchandising.

Vector Artwork created in Adobe Illustrator.

Full Portfolio here: https://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio/

Bio Ian Marsden English | Bio Ian Marsden Français | Bio Ian Marsden Deutsch

https://www.marsdenillustration.com
All characters are © Copyright 2014 Ian David Marsden and may not be used in any way without written permission.

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All artwork © Copyright 2014 by Ian David Marsden
More information about Ian, a brief biography, some testimonials and a client list can be found HERE.

Contact Ian Marsden for a free quote for your project: E-mail

Bio Ian Marsden English | Bio Ian Marsden Français | Bio Ian Marsden Deutsch

 

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