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Welcome to my latest Fall 2018 newsletter with a glimpse of what I am currently working on and recently completed projects.
It has been quite a while since my last newsletter. I have been so deeply involved in various projects that I simply did not get around to writing and putting one together for you. I always love to be very busy and active, but it is now really high time to give you a brief update on my recent artwork and activities, so it is with great pleasure that I present to you this October 2018 edition of the Ian Marsden Illustration Newsletter.
Below a selection of sample artwork and highlights from recent projects.
I was delighted and honored that I received a shoutout in the recent “Inside Google” Blog post celebrating 20 years of Google and the history of the Google Doodles. From 1999 to the end of 2000 I was the artist creating all Google Doodles. It is very nice to be remembered in this way.
Many thanks to Google and to Ryan Germick the Principal Doodle Design director.
Some really exciting news: I have signed a book deal with Schiffer Books for my first graphic novel and my first book in the U.S. market. It is for the graphic novel adaptation of “The Way I Was” the adult memoir of the late Broadway and Hollywood composer Marvin Hamlisch. The publication date for the graphic novel is spring 2020.
Many thanks for the excellent representation by my literary agent Anna Olswanger at Olswanger Literary
Article from Publisher’s Weekly 20/09/2018 below:
Here a world premiere sneak peek over my shoulder…
VIDEOS / EXPLAINER VIDEOS / WHITEBOARD VIDEOS
I had the great pleasure of adapting a series of texts about the harvesting and production phases of their high-quality vital mushroom products for Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH and transforming them into short videos with elegant watercolor illustrations and pleasing voice overs.
In a nutshell – Video production for Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte GmbH
I was involved from the initial conceptual sketching phase and storyboard, then personally illustrated each scene and added light, unobtrusive animation and finally I produced a series of 6 different videos in 3 languages (English, German, French) for which I also supervised the recording of the voiceover in person in studios in Paris and Berlin.
The German voice was recorded in Berlin with the renowned actor Kaspar Eichel (German synchronization voice of Robert Redford, Richard Dreyfuss) at Livelive studio (in cooperation with the agency Sprecherdatei), the French voice was recorded in Paris with the Actor Daniel Beretta (French synchronization voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others) in collaboration with Titrafilm, the English voiceover was provided by David A. Watson and the agency GreatBritishVoices.
Having these videos available as a marketing tool for their website but also for trade shows and for their sales department is an invaluable asset. Highly complex processes and details of the production can be relayed to clients and buyers quickly and in a pleasant format in various markets/languages 24/7.
It was a lot of fun working on this rather extensive project and I am delighted that the client was very happy with the result and customer reactions have been extremely positive.
I am delighted to announce that I am collaborating on an ongoing series of training videos for the Johner Institut GmbH in Konstanz, Germany for their e-learning platform. I myself am providing the English language voice and I am also the spokesperson. The collaboration has been highly stimulating and creative and it is a true pleasure to work with Prof. Dr. Christian Johner on his videos for the Johner Institute teaching platform. More details on this project perhaps in a future update.
Prof. Dr. Christian Johner and Ian David Marsden in the video studio.
As part of the usual illustration services I provide, it has been my great pleasure over the past months to work with various agencies and companies / corporations, many of which are regular clients, on their needs for high quality, clear and appealing business graphics and illustrations for their external or internal communication needs. Here a few recent examples.
I am continuing the relatively new avenue of my career of wine logo and wine label designer and artist. My most recent design is a fun logo and label illustration for ‘Domaine Les Tuileries’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. I like it a lot personally even though I dialed the “French” button up to 11, evidently.
Je vous présente avec grand plaisir une série de vidéos que j’ai récemment produites pour un client basé en Allemagne. Le concept était de relayer l’histoire de la production de leurs champignons vitaux de très haute qualité, depuis leur origine dans les montagnes de Chine, en passant par le transport, le stockage, l’analyse approfondie en laboratoire et une production, l’encapsulation et l’emballage hautement supervisés.
J’ai eu le plaisir de dessiner d’abord les story-boards, puis de créer toutes les illustrations et de produire l’animation ainsi que de superviser les enregistrements de voix dans les studios à Berlin, Paris et au Royaume-Uni.
En tant qu’orateur et voix française de la série, nous avons sélectionné l’acteur Daniel Beretta connu des cinéphiles en France comme la voix d’Arnold Schwarzenegger, musicien et auteur de chansons pour Mireille Mathieu, et Nino Ferrer, notamment La Rua Madureira.
Comme toujours avec des vidéos explicatives, il était important de présenter des processus qui peuvent sembler un peu secs et techniques d’une manière légère, intéressante et divertissante. Il est très avantageux pour une entreprise d’avoir une bibliothèque de vidéos de ce genre. Non seulement les visiteurs de leurs sites Web et des médias sociaux peuvent en savoir plus sur le produit d’une manière personnelle et claire, mais le travail de leur personnel de vente est également grandement facilité par le fait de ne pas avoir à répéter tous ces détails minutieux encore et encore.
Lors des salons et foires commerciales, les vidéos peuvent être projetées et affichées sur des bornes interactives contenant des écrans tactiles iPad. Les vidéos ont été produites en trois langues : Français, Anglais et Allemand.
J’espère que ces présentations vont vous plaire et je serais ravi de vous parler de la création de vidéos sur mesure pour votre produit ou votre entreprise.
Videos with art and characters by published cartoonist and graphic novel author Ian David Marsden
Custom-made by internationally published experienced illustrator and cartoonist Ian David Marsden. Bi-lingual in English and German and with good working basis in French, I work with clients worldwide and produce videos in various languages.
Allow me to tell you more in this brief 3 minute video:
Freelance Illustrator, Cartoonist, Whiteboard Explainer Video Producer and Designer on LinkedIn.
My name is Ian David Marsden and I am an experienced, professional independent illustrator, cartoonist, character designer, mascot and logo developer and whiteboard video producer.
Customer recommendations can be found on my homepage at www.marsdenillustration.com
Some of my clients include: Auto Bild, Blick Online, BOLD Werbung GmbH, Coca Cola, Coley & Associates, Chemmedia, Diesel Jeans UK, Digades, Droemer Knaur Verlag, Evonik Industries, Fox Television, Fraunhofer, Zum Goldenen Hirschen, GMX.de, Google, HauntedHollywood, John Morrison / Johnny Mundo, KHW, La Toya Jackson, Lindt Chocolate, MAD Magazine, Mac Directory, MAN, Mercedes Benz, Mövenpick, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Deutsche Telekom, Publicis, PwC, Richmond Publishing, Ritzenhoff, Rock Brasiliano, Roland Berger, Samsung, Santillana, seele, Showtime Television, Sieber & Wolf, Strobe Solutions, Ski WM 2003, The New Yorker, Universal Music Group, Universität Zürich, Universität Bern, VISA, Wacom, YJOO
I find LinkedIn to be a very valuable and efficient tool to stay connected with my connections and to find valuable resources through their connections. If you are also using LinkedIn I would love to be added to your contacts, even if you are not currently looking for illustrations or custom designs, I will be there for the day when the need arises. You can find my profile here: