Video Creative Director

Ian A. Maisel

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Early Career

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.

Graphic Designer

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

Boston Phoenix - Arts and Entertainment Cover Art - Flying High - The Independent Film Festival of Boston - Flying Film Reel Illustration
Boston Phoenix - Arts and Entertainment Cover Art - Flying High - The Independent Film Festival of Boston - Flying Film Reel Illustration

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.