Ian David Marsden

Creative Director


Ian Marsden is a talented cartoonist and graphic artist. His work includes web graphics, flash animations, posters, and album covers for such clients as infospace.com, birthdayalarm.com, Fox Sports' Best Damn Sports Show Period, and La Toya Jackson. Fluency in four languages allows him to work with clients around the world.


Ian studied graphic design at the Formen + Farben Art School, Zurich. At 16, he became the youngest ever cartoonist in Switzerland, when Swiss satirical magazine Nebelspalter bought and published his first cartoons. He was also published in a variety of European magazines and newspapers the same year. After graduating, Ian apprenticed as a graphic artist in a local advertising agency, and in 1986, opened his own studio in the Old Town section of Zurich.


Ian created, wrote, and illustrated for the Swiss children's television show Playschool. He also consulted on advertising campaigns for the likes of VISA, and drew recycling comic strips, which were printed on millions of Coca-Cola cans. His first book, Zurich, My Little Town, was published in 1988.


Shortly thereafter, Ian relocated to New York City, where he studied illustration at Pratt Manhattan. He then relocated to Los Angeles, where, in addition to working as an illustrator, he became involved with web graphics and design and Macromedia Flash animation. As a co-founder of Sham Records Multimedia, based in Santa Monica, he worked on a wide variety of cutting-edge