The Very First Google Doodles by Ian David Marsden

The Very First Google Doodles by Ian David Marsden
As a professional artist, illustrator, cartoonist and character designer, one of the highlights of my career so far is certainly that I happen to be the very first Google Doodle artist. :)

Article about the early days at Google: Wall Street Journal – Google The Beginning
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304911104576444363668512764.html

It was tremendous fun and I was totally delighted when Google contacted me to be their first artist. Back then I was working out of a one bedroom studio in Santa Monica, California and we were trying to keep our little two year old baby in diapers, so the whole magical world of the internet in it’s very first pioneer days was a wonderful and thrilling place to be and I was honored and thrilled that I was able to actively participate with Google and some of the other projects I helped realize back then. Even in those early days it was clear to me (and most other people) that Google was headed for greatness. :)

The first Illustrations I made for Google, were shown on April Fool’s Day 2000. Google launched the amazing MentalPlex Technology where you could just think of what you were searching for and Google would find it. I created a little character and made some animated GIFs to explain how it worked.
Marsden-mentalplex

See the instructions here:

http://www.google.com/onceuponatime/mentalplex/MP_illustrations.html

My first ‘Google Doodle’ series was also the very first actual Google Doodle – namely the Alien abduction of the Google logo which happened in May 2000.
First Google Doodle by Ian Marsden

My second Google Doodle was Google Doodle II – Founding Father’s BBQ and Fireworks for the 4th of July.
Fpurth of July Doodle

The third series of Google Doodles I designed were the Olympic Doodles for the Summer Olympics in Sydney - Google Doodles Summer Olympics in Sydney with the little ‘Kangaroodle” I also created for Google and for the event. I have never received more fan mail than I did during the days these olympic google doodles were online. Hundreds, probably thousands of e-mails from all over the world. All of them positive and friendly. :)
Marsden Sydney Olympics Google Doodle

Google Doodles by Ian Marsden
(a selection of olympic doodles from the above links)

 

The last Google Doodle I drew was the Global Happy New Year Doodle 2001 with the two little white bears throwing a party.

Marsden 2001 New Year Google Doodle

I hope you enjoyed this little walk with me down my Google Doodle memory lane.

All of the above Google Doodles are © 1999 – 2001 Google.com
Artwork by Ian D. Marsden

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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.

I look forward to hearing from you. [email protected]

Looking for an experienced freelance illustrator and/or cartoonist?

Looking for an experienced freelance illustrator and/or cartoonist?

Commissioned illustrations for advertising, PR, POS, coporate publications, B2B, educational material, books, newspapers and magazines

Ian David Marsden
http://www.marsdencartoons.com

independent Freelance Illustrator and Cartoonist Ian D. Marsden

Please contact me directly at [email protected]

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Animated GIF – Schweizer Nationalfeiertag 1. August Feuerwerk

ERSTER AUGUST CARTOON

Animated GIF – Schweizer Nationalfeiertag 1. August Feuerwerk
Froher 1. August!!

Animated GIF Karikatur Animation Cartoon zum Ersten August
www.marsdencartoons.com

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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.

I look forward to hearing from you. [email protected]

Video Scribing Whiteboard Animation Example 2 – “What are the ingredients of PartyPOW”?

Video Scribing Whiteboard Animation Example 2
“What are the ingredients of PartyPOW”?

Concept, Storyboard, Illustrations, Dialogue, Voice: Ian David Marsden

PartyPOW! is an all natural energy booster without any of the negative side-effects of energy drinks.
This video using video scribing whiteboard animation explains the all-natural ingredients of Party Pow and how it works.

Available as of IMMEDIATELY in the Party POW shop at: http://www.partypow.com/
Retail locations to be made public soon.

©2013 PartyPOW!
and Ian David Marsden

Please contact me directly if you are interested in a quote to produce a video for your company or product.
[email protected]

Video Scribing Whiteboard Animation YouTube Video for PartyPOW!

Video Scribing Whiteboard Animation YouTube Video for PartyPOW!

ARE YOU READY PARTY ANIMALS??

PartyPOW! is an all natural energy booster without any of the negative side-effects of energy drinks.

Available as of IMMEDIATELY in the Party POW shop at: http://www.partypow.com/

Concept, Storyboard, Illustrations, Voice: Ian David Marsden

©2013 PartyPOW!
& Ian David Marsden

“Oskar” Character Design and work safety illustrations for seele

“Oskar”
Character Design and work safety illustrations for seele

(Please click on small images to see them in larger format)

"Oskar" Character Design for Seele

by Illustrator/Designer
Ian David Marsden
www.marsdencartoons.com
Agency: DieKleinert / Jutta Kleinert
http://www.kleinert.de/illustrators?illustratorId=155
©2013 seele www.seele.com

For this project a character needed to be designed to symbolize the correctly equipped and dressed employee, who knows and adheres to the correct procedures and work safety rules.
“Oskar” was born.

A series of work-safety related illustrations was also created, mostly depicting a more unfortunate situation as in a “How not to do it” scenario. The illustrations needed to be clear without the use of any language.

The artwork was created as vector art in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Character Design and work safety illustrations for seele

Figurentwicklung und Illustrationen zur Arbeitssicherheit für Kunden: Seele

Character Design and Illustrations by
Ian David Marsden
Professional Designer, Illustrator, Cartoonist and Flash Animator
Please contact me, I would love to discuss your project with you.
[email protected]