- For the NPC, see Ian Gerdes (NPC).
Ian Gerdes is a level designer working on World of Warcraft. He was involved in the design of Mists of Pandaria's zones, but most notably the Isle of Thunder. He also contributed to the Artcraft – Level Design Part 4 blog, exploring the process of level design in creating Warlords of Draenor's new Nagrand zone.
- The cat Ian is likely named after him.