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My name is Ian Marsden and I am a professional independent Illustrator, Character Designer, Logo Designer, Flash Animator and Cartoonist. I am highly experienced in creating custom characters, illustrations, comic strips, mascots and animated video and flash elements for use on websites or YouTube. My full resume and a partial client list can be viewed by clicking on this link.
References are available upon request. I am a reliable, experienced professional and deadlines are always met. Please contact me directly to discuss your art, design or illustration needs.
Below are a few examples for character designs and line art illustrations that were developed for a comic strip for internal company publications. The style was to be clean and fun but also remain business like.
Clean line art, kept in black and white, with a few corporate spot colors. The story concepts would revolve around actual office themes and current projects, and sometimes also contain lighthearted tips and reminders.
Such custom designed spot illustrations can lighten up even rather dry copy and focus your attention on important passages. What’s more is that often the fee for a custom created series of illustrations is pretty much the same as what you would expect to pay for pre-existing stock art images. Except of course they look and feel custom tailored to your project and therefore elevate the production value considerably.
My name is Ian Marsden and I am a professional independent Illustrator, Character Designer, Logo Designer, Flash Animator and Cartoonist.
I am highly experienced in creating custom characters, illustrations, comic strips, mascots and animated video and flash elements for use on websites or YouTube. My full resume and a partial client list can be viewed by clicking on this link.
References are available upon request. I am completely reliable and deadlines are always met. Please contact me directly to discuss your design and illustration needs. I look forward to hearing from you. [email protected]
Mein Name ist Ian Marsden und ich bin ein freischaffender Illustrator, Designer und Animator. Ich hatte bereits mehrmals das grosse Vergnügen der YJOO Communications AG als Storyboard Zeichner, Illustrator und Animator zur Seite stehen zu dürfen. So auch in der letzten Sequenz welche in der obigen Video Showreel zu sehen ist.
Einige Standbilder aus dem von YJOO Communications AG produzierten Video.
This fun and relatively simple Ecard greeting for the Holidays was designed in Adobe Illustrator and animated in Adobe Flash for use on websites, in an e-mail campaign and also as video for use on YouTube and other video based social media sites.
A high resolution or resolution independent (vector) print version could also be created so that you printed holiday greeting card matches or supplements your animated or interactive flash holiday card.
If you are on a Flash enabled computer or device you can click on THIS LINK to see the final animation. Since it was completely vector based the file size of the .swf file is very light (58K).
If you are on an iphone or a non-flash environment or device that does not support Adobe flash here is a YouTube video of the animation to give you an idea.
Please bear in mind that the image quality here is compressed and it does not reflect the clarity and high definition of the actual vector art and flash animation.
I am a professional illustrator and animator with a lot of experience in the design and creation of custom holiday cards for corporations, events and enterprises.
I can create cards for print purposes or electronic animated and even interactive holiday e-cards in Adobe Flash CS5 for websites, e-mail campaigns or output to HD video for YouTube.
Often a striking solution is a coordinated and combined campaign of matching printed card and electronic flash holiday e-card.
I can assist from the very beginning of the project with original ideas and concept and then complete your unique and tailor made car in house from sketches, layouts, storyboard, final art and assets and animation.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation and estimate.
Friar’s Club New York City – Intro Animation and cartoon monk illustrations and animated GIFs by Ian Marsden
I can create custom artwork and animation for your project or company as well. Please contact me for a free consultation and estimate. Ian Marsden – [email protected]
When I was contacted by the the world famous Friar’s Club in New York and asked if I would be interested in designing cartoon monks for their website, I was of course more than thrilled.
They wanted me to come up with a modern version of some of the classic existing monk cartoons already in the collection of the club. The website re-design required an intro animation and several static images and also lightly animated GIFs.
New York Friar’s Club(From Wikipedia) The Friars Club is a private club in New York City, founded in 1904 and famous for its risqué celebrity roasts. The club’s membership is composed mostly of comedians and other celebrities. It is located at 57 East 55th Street between Park and Madison Avenues in a building it calls the Monastery. In 2004 the City of New York named the southeast corner of 55th street where the clubhouse stands “Friars Way”.
I was tasked to come up with an idea for a fun and fitting intro flash animation, short but still interesting that would then automatically kick you forward into the main site at the end.
We bounced a couple of ideas around and eventually I drew a storyboard of the winning scenario. We would show a pan down the iconic ‘Monastery’ building to establish the shot. Then a classic New York checker cab would drive up 55th street with one of our little monks as a passenger, happily looking out of the window. The taxi pulls up outside the club, our monk walks up the stairs and rings the doorbell. The doors open and we zoom in to the club. It kicks you to the next HTML page – main splash page of the Friar’s Club website. (All of these elements, the building, the street scene, the taxi and driver, the monk, entrance etc. were created as 100% vector illustrations in Adobe Illustrator CS5 and based to the last detail on photographs of the club. Even the woodwork on the door and the actual doorbell is exactly as you would find at the Friar’s club).
For mobile devices here is a YouTube video which is unfortunately not in the same high resolution, but you should get the idea.
Below some of the monk character designs and animated GIFs. In some cases you might see a dark jagged line around the image. This is because the GIF’s are on a transparent background and have been issued an assigned ‘matte’ color to fit into the HTML pages.
Champagne Bottle Juggling Monk Cartoon
Chef Monk with Birthday cake trolley and Balloon
Barman Monk with shaker
‘Jackie Gleason’ monk playing pool – Click to see full-sized animated version
(This one was particularly fun to create)