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Business Comic Strips and Characters

Business Comic Strips and original comic characters created specifically for a product or campaign are a fantastic way to gain the interest of the viewer and bring your message across in a fun and likeable way.

Often these characters can be used as standalone ambassadors for your product or company in print or even on products or packaging. Appealing and likeable comics give you something to relate to and maximise engagement. The style of the artwork and story of the comic strips can vary greatly. The comic strips, still images and characters can also appear in a full multimedia campaign in motion graphics or animated videos or explainer videos which can be produced at the same time.

Below a gallery with many samples and two examples of animated business illustration applications.

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Drawing Videos

I am frequently called upon to create drawings for presentations and explainer videos or advertising videos or education videos.

My style of drawing videos and explainer videos differs from the vast majority of video productions because they are actual drawings which unfold, drawn by an actual artist who knows how to draw. The appearance can vary in different illustration styles, we can use color, we can use painterly brush strokes, pen, or pencil sketches. It is an actual work of art unfolding. The intrigue also lies in what unfolds first and what unfolds next.

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Concept Art for Lindt Chocolate

In this gallery I would like to show some concept illustrations created in 2015 for Lindt Chocolate.

Lindt Gold Bunny / Goldhase
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Sanafort Vitamins and Minerals Packaging, Catalog and Flyers

Design of the logo and exterior packaging / boxes and the interior bottle labeling – color coordinated design for Sanafort Vitamins and Minerals. Design of all marketing sheets, flyers, brochures and catalogs.

Vitamin and Minerals – Product Sheets and Flyers
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Whiteboard Videos – Custom Made, High Quality, Great Rates


If you have visited other pages in my portfolio, I hope I have shown that I am proficient and very flexible in different illustration and drawing styles. I have decades of experience assisting clients and contributing creatively and artistically to projects internationally. I create custom Animation Whiteboard & Explainer Videos and provide all-in-one video-, interactive-, animation- and motion graphics production. I produce videos in my own studio or manage the production and supervise projects on site.


Some examples of drawing videos, animation, whiteboard and explainer videos below:

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Please call or contact me directly to discuss possibiliities and options. I look forward to hearing from you.

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What ARE Explainer Videos or Whiteboard Videos?

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What Styles can be used?


Pretty much any style you can find in my art portfolio: https://marsdenillustration.com/portfolio-2020/

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Erklärvideo Firma Digades

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Erklärvideo Client: Digades / Dfreeeze Character Designs and Illustrations for Whiteboard Videos for Storyboard, Art and Production: Ian David Marsden www.marsdenillustration.com

Video combining animation with live action

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Some examples of video series produced in english, german and french using known voice talents:

Beispielvideo auf Deutsch mit der Stimme von Schauspieler Kaspar Eichel
(Schauspieler und Synchronsprecher. Er ist bekannt als die deutsche Stimme von Robert Redford)

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Example Video in English with the voice of David A. Watson

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Vidéo en Français avec la voix de Daniel Beretta
Daniel Beretta, est un acteur, auteur-compositeur-interprète
Également célèbre pour son travail dans le milieu du doublage,
il est notamment la voix française régulière d’Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Every video and all illustrations are custom made with care and precision.
No clip-art or stock art. No re-usable characters, no repeated faces, bodies or puppets.
No prefabricated explainer software. 

What are the costs?

Please contact me for a free und non-binding flat-rate estimate, custom made for your needs and project requirements. My flat rates include idea phase, storyboarding, final art, video production and transfer of usage rights (also for characters and artwork).



Knowledge Nuggets for the Federal Acquisition Institute:

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(character designs, illustrations and backgrounds by Ian David Marsden)
for the Federal Acquisition Institute
https://www.fai.gov/media-library/collection/knowledge-nugget

Some More Example Videos

Hawlik Vitalpilze – 005 – Wir lassen dem Pilz die volle Zeit zur Reife
Hawlik Gesundheitsprodukte

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Dfreeeze Smart Phone App (Deutsche Version) – Digades

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Break the chain of Infection IPC Infection prevention and control
Dräger Global

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I received my first proof copy of my new graphic novel “Marvin”

I am very excited. I have just received my first proof copy of my new graphic novel “Marvin” from my publisher Schiffer Books.

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Poster VIN-TAGE 2019

Poster Design and Illustration
for VIN-TAGE 2019
Saint-Mathieu-de-Tréviers, 34270
Pic St. Loup (34)

Dessin: Ian David Marsden
Client: Centre Apighrem
Date: 04 / 2019
Media: Digital Illustration / Photoshop / Adobe Illustator

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Business Comics

Business Comics are a fantastic solution for bringing ideas to the viewer.

Comic strips are wonderful way of communicating concepts and ideas to an audience of all ages and also across all languages.
From story concept to character design to illustration artwork I am experienced in creating custom, tailor-made comics for international clients.

Business Comics by illustrator Ian David Marsden
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Videos Explicatives

Films d’animation de presentation / Videos Explicatives / Whiteboard fait sur mesure Montpellier (Hérault 34)

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.

vous trouverez les six vidéos ci-dessous:

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