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My homepage and my illustration portfolio have been completely updated with many new projects, drawings, animations and designs.

As always I am here for all your illustration, animation and design needs in many different styles.

Below a few current examples.

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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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Custom Whiteboard and Explainer Video Production – How does it work and what are the costs? | Ian David Marsden

Explainer Videos, Motion Graphics, Whiteboard, Scribing

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the necessity for engaging, dynamic content is paramount. As attention spans contract, the ability to swiftly capture and sustain viewer engagement is vital. Moving visuals, especially hand-drawn videos, shine as invaluable assets in this domain. Their charm and animated nature don’t just convey your message; they make it memorable.

Whiteboard or Explainer Videos blend simplicity with creativity, masterfully transforming complex topics into digestible and captivating narratives. With over two decades of expertise in illustration, character design, and cartooning, I infuse every video with a distinct, refined touch.

A lovely walk by the castle at the lake

Our partnership kicks off with a comprehensive briefing, allowing me to deeply understand your aspirations and objectives. Scripting and storyboarding follow, laying down the visual and narrative blueprint. I pride myself on my commitment to authenticity and originality. The videos I craft avoid the trappings of generic templates and characters, opting instead for custom illustrations that harmonize with your brand and its message.

In a market saturated with providers leveraging software, pre-loaded drawings, and templated assets, many videos risk looking indistinguishably similar, potentially exuding an air of uninspired mass production. My approach contrasts sharply. Every creation is genuinely hand-drawn, custom-tailored, and deeply attuned to your brand’s ethos. The styles you might have enjoyed in my portfolio? All are at your disposal, from monochromatic sketches to vivid, full-color masterpieces.

Zuerich Gym - 24 Stunden Geöffnet - Trainieren im Gym des Europemeister Frank Müller

Yet, quality doesn’t necessitate extravagance. Despite offering expert craftsmanship and bespoke content, my rates are surprisingly competitive. The proposition is clear: top-tier quality without the top-tier price. Each collaboration is structured with transparent, flat-rate estimates from conception to completion, ensuring you can plan without the stress of unforeseen costs. Defined milestones keep the project on track and punctual.

Your message deserves prominence. Should you be seeking an authentic, captivating narrative, whether for product showcases, service introductions, or business processes, I am poised to deliver. Reach out, let’s discuss a no-commitment offer, and embark on a journey to make your content distinct, engaging, and memorable.

Thank you for considering a collaboration. I look forward to the possibility of working with you.

Ian Marsden – ian@marsdenillustration.com – iphone/whatsapp: +33 (0)6 42 49 82 11


Custom Illustrated Videos

VISIT MY YOUTUBE PLAYLIST WITH MANY VIDEO SAMPLES

Lernnuggets Presentation Video 2

What ARE Explainer Videos or Whiteboard Videos?

What are Explainer Videos? What is Whiteboard?

What Styles can be used?


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

Click gallery images below to enlarge and open slideshow

Video combining animation with live action

The World is Not Flat - Seeing & Understanding the All Stars Approach to Human Development

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)

PilzVideo 001 Kultivierung der Pilze

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

MushroomVideo 002 Production of Mushroom Powder

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

ChampignonVideo 006 L'essentiel en bref

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:

What is a Program Manager

(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

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

Dfreeeze Smart Phone App (Deutsche Version) – Digades

Dfreeeze Smart Phone App (Deutsche Version) - Digades

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

Break the chain of Infection_IPC_Infection prevention and control

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Sketchbook | Advertising and Business | Videos and Animation | Editorial Illustration | Logo and Character Design | Cartoons and Comics | Packaging Design | Google Doodles | Children’s Book Illustration | Ritzenhoff | Wacom Featured Artist | Latoya Jackson

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For a partial client list and testimonials please visit my biography page.

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Unique illustrated Wrestling Shirt Design for Pro Wrestler Johnny Mundo


I was thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with the pro wrestler Johnny Mundo, also known as John Morrison, to create a unique front and back shirt design for his wrestling persona. Johnny is a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, ECW World Tag Team Champion, and Lucha Underground Champion, among other accolades.

T shirt illustrations for pro wrestler Johnny Mundo

The first design features Johnny Mundo as a muscular character, carrying the whole world globe on his shoulders, much like Hercules. The second design showcases his trademark glasses and long hair, along with the slogan “This is My World,” which cleverly plays off his ring name “Mundo.”

As an illustrator and hand-drawn video producer, I specialize in creating original, hand-drawn designs that capture the essence of my clients’ brands and personalities. Johnny’s dynamic wrestling persona was the perfect inspiration for these two unique and eye-catching designs.

I worked closely with Johnny to ensure that the illustrations reflected his wrestling style, signature moves, and attitude. The front and back designs are perfect for any wrestling fan looking to show their support for Johnny and his exciting wrestling career.

If you are a wrestling fan or just looking for some new workout gear, be sure to check out Johnny Mundo’s merch store to get your hands on these one-of-a-kind designs. And if you are in need of custom illustration or design work for your own brand or business, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I am always excited to work on new projects and bring my clients’ visions to life.

by Illustrator Ian David Marsden

First designs are now online and available for purchase in the shop:

http://www.prowrestlingtees.com/wrestler-t-shirts-1/johnny-mundo/this-is-my-world.html

More designs to follow very soon.

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Beer Glass Design for RITZENHOFF Design Collection

Beer Glass Design for RITZENHOFF Design Collection

Click here to see ALL of Ian Marsden’s Ritzenhoff Designs

I had the pleasure of designing a brand new beer glass for RITZENHOFF, featuring a Weizenbier (white beer) glass with a fun original viking character. As an artist and illustrator with over 20 years of experience, I was thrilled to work on this project and bring this unique glass design to life.

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This high quality crystal RITZENHOFF Design Collection beer glass holds 500 ml and features a fun little viking character with a metallic gold helmet, sword and axe.

Left and right there is a floating, sparkling gold beer glass design.

The unique beer glass ships in a black Designer tube and includes 5 custom coasters to match the design with the designers signature on the back.

If you’re a fan of Weizenbier or vikings, this beer glass design is the perfect addition to your collection. It’s a unique and playful piece that will surely impress your friends and family.

This is the perfect gift for any chieftain or tribal leader (a family counts as a tribe, doesn’t it?)  who occasionally enjoys a chilled, frothy beverage.

#beerglassdesign #RITZENHOFF #vikingcharacter #Weizenbier #whitebeer #illustration #IanDavidMarsden

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“Hair is Important” animated Flash videos for website and YouTube

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“Hair is Important”

Hairloss.com animated Flash videos for website and YouTube

This is an example of an animated Flash video created together with Bright Bulb Solutions in Los Angeles for the Hairloss.com website.

Hairloss.com is the United States’  number one resource for hair loss information, advice, solutions and products. HairLoss.com is the number one resource for hair loss sufferers.

Storyboard, Character Design, Illustrations and Flash Animation:
Ian David Marsden
www.marsdenillustration.com

Client: Bright Bulb Solutions
www.brightbulbsolutions.com

for
Hairloss.com

 

More videos from the same series can be seen in the “True Beauty” Playlist on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAD580FFC4D9EB12B

 

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

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Cartoon Dogs Doggie Character Designs by Marsden

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.

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

https://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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#CuteDogCharacterDesigns #VectorArtwork #Licensing #Merchandising #AdobeIllustrator

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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