Video Creative Director
Ian A. Maisel
From 1998 – 2008, Ian illustrated and art directed projects for clients in higher education, business, technology and publishing in Boston.
Designed microsites, product demos, and animated Flash commercials for Jackpot Rewards, an online lottery and shopping service. Advertisements appeared on nytimes.com.
Flash Animator / Web Designer
Jackpot Rewards | 2008
Cartoonist / Animator / Web Designer
JFL Media | 2006 - 2007
Scripted, voiced, and produced animated movies for an award-winning educational website. Films mixed hand-drawn cartoons with 3D animation. Art directed junior designer and produced all of the site’s content, including interviews, comics, videos, and feature stories.
Boston College | 2004 - 2006
Designed print and web projects to elevate the visual identity of Boston College like the Alumni Evening in the Arts Festival featuring Amy Poehler ’93.
Art directed the 2006 Boston College Reunion. Designed and flight checked 20,000+ registration brochure print run, developed a visual identity for all printed materials and signage, created a student-run photo station, and photographed key live events.
Freelance Cartoonist / Writer
Boston Phoenix | 2006
Wrote articles and comics for the largest free alt-weekly newspaper and website in Boston. Interviewed artists and actors in full-page, color cartoon format. Created dynamic editorial illustrations for the front page of the Boston Phoenix. Click here to read the full interview with Scott McCloud.
Houghton Mifflin | 2001 - 2004
Artificial Life | 1998 - 2000
Cartoonist / Animator / Graphic Designer
Illustrator / Animator / Graphic Designer
Created animated characters for interactive personality software demos. Character illustrations appeared in national publications including Time and Forbes. Co-produced a character-driven television commercial placed on CNN.
Designed and edited websites, marketing materials, books and cartoons for a wide range of clients including Beacon Press, The Cambridge-MIT Institute, Harvard Business School, Northeastern University, and Ray Kurzweil’s Medical Learning Company. Primary client was Houghton Mifflin. Collaborated with editors, illustrators, photographers, and photo researchers to design elementary school textbooks and Weekly Reader supplements.