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and fun character properties like minook and the brainbots.
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Steve was an Illustrator his whole life, then a Painter, then a Graphic Artist, then he Mixed all Three Mediums Together and i-Create was Born.
i-Create International, Inc. has been licensing and distributing its original, fashionable, colorful and fun content since January 1996 (pre-launched in late 1995). We were one of the first to offer originally-created, digitally born assets, as a licensed brand. Our licensed assets have been on hundreds of category products, including international mobile distribution, and especially apparel in multiple mid, mass, value, upper and specialty retailers across the US. Our spin-off programs from partners have showcased our art on many other categories across Retail, Software, Movies and Television.
i-Create creates a strong relationship with its partners and believes in transparency when securing new licensing programs and those specific categories secured. Each licensee is respected 110% while we work hard to fulfill their specific category programs that they secured with us. Not every licensee is the same, so we develop the programs to fit their needs so everyone can be successful. We have also developed our programs so licensees have less approval-worry-times, the art is already prepped in various formats so their creative teams can have less time in production, and we keep all of our programs to be financially profitable for all. We master trends with creative derivatives and concepts, all by utilizing our ownership to thousands of copyrighted assets.
We are the "Original Digital Brand" to look out for in 2021 and Beyond. Growth is the Focus and to stay and be 100% Sustainably Digitally Ran. Home to over 20,000 Digitally Licensed Assets for eCommerce Goods, Gaming, NFTs and Mobile.
Spring 2021 News:
i-Create and Sweet.io Mint 3D NFT Coins and Cards. Drops Currently Launching.
i-Create and The Mountain bring Multiple Hand-Dyed Licensed Tee Styles to its DTC Marketplace.
i-Create and The Mountain bring 40 Hand-Dyed Licensed Kids Tee Styles to Zulily.
i-Create's 1st Licensed Casino Slots Game released by Triple Cherry titled: Rebel World
i-Create Co-Collaborates an NFT Project Venture as SJCrypto
Winter 2020 News:
Triple Cherry & i-Create:
Source: Triple Cherry: i-Create and Triple Cherry ink Licensing Deal for Internationally Distributed Casino Games
Source: Licensing Magazine: Triple Cherry Signs an International Agreement with i-Create
Source: Total Licensing: Triple Cherry Signs International Agreement with i-Create
Bare Tree Media & i-Create:
Bare Tree Media 4 iMessage Sticker Packs for the iPhone/iPad (on the App Store) based around i-Create's Properties and Characters, including Minook. Combined, that's over 180 individual Messaging Stickers in all.
Click Here to View: Minook Stickers on the App Store
Click Here to View: So Much Pun Stickers on the App Store
Other i-Create Sticker Collections by Bare Tree Media are found on the App Store.
We added a New and Final Apparel Licensee to our Highly Chosen Niche Group of Partners (New Partnership is On its Way):
The Mountian: (Soon to be Launched in Q2/2021): Internationally Licensed Apparel, DTC, eCommerce, Marketplace, Bulk, Brick-and-Mortar
Retailers and Gift Catalog Distribution (i-Create Brand): Sustainable and Uniquely Washed-Tumbled and Tie-Dye Apparel (Including: Tees, Hoodies, Tanks & Sweatshirts), Fashion Fun Accessories, Pet Clothing, Decor for the Home, Bedroom, Mancave, Kitchen, Bath and...More!
Current Business Model, Partnerships & Offerings:
i-Create has one of the Largest Library of (100% Owned & Copyrighted) Digital Assets, and one of the only Diversified Novelty/Lifestyle/Fashion Licensed Brand that is fully prepared and formatted for both POD/DTG/DTC Retail and Shareable Media!
Our Assets are licensed as and for: Branded Consumer Tangible Apparel, Accessories and Other Goods: Fashionable, Social Expression and Novelty. We also are concentrating on and already formatted for Digital Goods (Fashionable Avatar Clothing Art-Assets and Virtual Art-Items/Decals for Virtual Worlds), Shareable Media (GIFs, Images, etc.), Crypto Digital Collectable Art Assets, Mobile Wallpaper Assets, Messaging Assets (Stickers), Collaborative Digital Assets (Influencer Collaborations for Short and Long Form Videos: Green-Screen Backdrop Graphics/Assets, Floating Overlay Graphics/Assets, Pop-up Graphics/Assets and Stickers), and Branded Assets for Games and Gaming.
In relation to our POD/DTG program: Formatting and composing styles for POD is a science besides applying great talented works. We have 25 years in this industry. You need to know what works with what type of variant and the template layout (and safe zone) of the item itself. This is one of our specialties as a Licensed Brand that is ready for POD.
Our Brand i-Create is currently licensed and found at Hot Topic, Box Lunch and Zedge Premium Mobile Marketplace. i-Create can also be found on thousands of items located on Amazon. That's currently over 12,000 i-Create Licensed SKUs combined, selling today with over 15,000+ SKUs planned by the end of 2020 and going into 2021. This includes another partnership of i-Create Licensed Face Mask Styles (150 Adult Styles and 150 Kid Styles x 2 sold on both Amazon and Walmart) through Popfunk Storefronts by Trevco.
Introducing our 2 newest partnerships:
-Triple Cherry for Digitally Distributed Licensed Online i-Create Styles/Assets along with Minook and the Brainbots Casino Games (early 2021).
-Bare Tree Media releases 4 iMessage Sticker Packs for the iPhone/iPad (on the App Store) based around i-Create's Properties and Characters, including Minook.
Above Characters Showcased: In 1997 we created a 100+ Character Property called Minook and the Brainbots (MinookandtheBrainbots.com). Minook (a tweenage Alien inventor) who creates these Chewed-Up-Bubblegum-Brain-Driven Robots called the Brainbots (with special bubblegum brain powers each). They are here to save the Universe (along with Earth) from Villains called The Cyber Mobsters (CyberMobster.com) who shoot Goo-Freeze on Brainbot domes and wanting to take over the Universe. In the past we have distributed mobile wallpapers, licensed iPhone apps and games, and a little pilot launch on apparel. This property alone houses 10,000 assets (on top of our other i-Create 10,000+ assets), including plush prototypes. In 2020, we took steps to relaunch this property and now have an iMessage sticker program, several internationally distributed licensed casinos game in the works for 2021, and we are adding this property to our highly distributed apparel program for 2021. In addition, we will be venturing a plush deal soon too. Minook and the Brainbots is a brand owned by i-Create International, Inc. with several early single and compiled copyrights since 1997.
i-Create Current Partners / Licensees Itemized (2019, 2020, 2021+):
-Premium Licensee/Retail/eCommerce: Hot Topic (3200+ T-Shirt SKUs)
-Premium Licensee/Retail/eCommerce: Box Lunch (3500+ T-Shirt SKUs)
-Premium Mobile Partner: Zedge Premium Mobile Wallpapers (200+ Digital i-Create Composed Wallpapers)
-Premium Marketplace eCommerce Licensee: Trevco/Popfunk eShops on Amazon & Walmart (600 Adult & Kid Licensed Face Mask SKUs)
-Amazon MBA: (6500+ ASINs) T-Shirts/Sweatshirts/Hoodies/Popsockets/Cellphone Cases (i-Create owns a 20,000 ASIN Merch-by-Amazon Tier)
-Triple Cherry: Internationally Digitally Distributed Licensed Online Casino Games (2021) (over 10,000 i-Create Digital Assets Licensed.
-Bare Tree Media: 4 iMessage Sticker Packs released and based around i-Create's Properties and Characters (over 175 i-Create Sticker Assets in all).
-The Mountain: (Q2/2021): Internationally Multi-Product Licensed Goods for DTC, eCommerce, Marketplace, Bulk, Brick-and-Mortar Retailers and Gift Catalog Distribution (i-Create Brand: Over 2500 Styles)
-SJCrypto offering i-Create Digital Art Collectibles (NFTs).
-Sweet.io and i-Create Mint 3D NFT Coins and Cards.
Minook and the Brainbots Current Partners / Licensees Itemized (2020, 2021+):
-Triple Cherry: Internationally Digitally Distributed Licensed Online Casino Games (early 2021) including Minook and the Brainbots News Here
-Bare Tree Media: Minook - iMessage Sticker Pack. Includes 25 Individual Messaging Stickers.
Partner Email Campaigns, PPC, Affiliations, Google Shopping & Rank:
Our Licensing Partners market our licensed items through their Subscription Email Campaigns and offering Third-Party Affiliate Programs (basically doubling many of our SKU visibility internationally), Targeted PPC Programs, Social Media Distribution (below paragraph), Mobile Deck Promotions, etc. Through these partnerships, our items are Top Ranked on Google and in Google Shopping including Pinned and Tagged by many Fans of the Brand (continued in below paragraph). This also has allowed us to perfectly rank on Google our Brand Name which also our Company Name's DBA and 24 year old web Site Domain into the #1 search result. Also, the organic search "i create" which results in over 35,000,000 monthly searches and putting our brand at a #1 Google rank as well.
Collaborations in Optimization, Content, SEO and Social:
Our collaborative effort with our Retailer and eCommerce Partners also includes Product Title Optimization such as Brands (Retailer and i-Create) + Design + Product Type + Variant + Size + Product Usage (adding bullet points, collective visual content (product views) when needed, plus social-shareables to IG, Pinterest, Twitter, FB & Tumblr in some cases). With this effort, our listings rank fast/first (building back links too) and build algorithms across Google and Google Shopping. Also works well on both our partnered Amazon and Walmart listings.
In 1996, we started out as clipart and stock art creators/owner/licensors. We also were one the first to have animated GIF characters online, character based craft web site portals, and more. We landed contracts with Corel, RomTech, eGames, Art Today, Hemera, Graphic Corp, Nova Development, IMSI, and more. We ended up then having an acquisition by Corel Corporation with certain assets they licensed exclusively during the end of their clipart /stockart licensing term.
This past art above also has been a part of licensing, sub-licensing and cameos in: Crayola Products, Tropicana OJ Containers, Sherwood Brands Easter Baskets, CarbSense, KidZup CDs, Barron’s Books, Nutra Prep, Thompson Cigars Labels, Micro Mags, Kalan Patches, FAF Storage, Corel Corporation Clipart, Hemera Clipart, Graphic Corp Clipart, Nova Development & RomTech Software Clipart Products (Independently Developed the full line (4 Volumes) of award winning: stick figure "Not Just Another Clipart" series by RomTech), IMSI Software Clipart and in Movies such as Daddy Day Care (the Sun Smile on the Van and Kiddy Art on Flyers/Banners), Kicking and Screaming Book, Drowning Mona (Landscaping Tees Lawnmower) and TV shows (props/signage) such like iCarly and Ned’s Declassified, also in children's program like Baby Genius Videos...and Much More!
Mobile: A few years later, our company owned-content-and-assets were distributed on 25+ Top Tier 1 & 2 International Carrier Decks (such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Virgin, Rogers, T-Mobile, etc), Paid Decks, Content Subscription Apps and Stand-Alone iPhone Apps. In 2004, we were one of the first to distribute ASCII and Emojis (we called Emojis Icons back then). Before the iPhone debut, we registered two copyrighted collections in 2006 and 2007 housing loads of assets titled: i-Create Mobile 2006 Wallpaper Collection and i-Create Mobile 2007 Wallpaper Collection (these collections had what we call the first Emojis to be copyrighted, such like the smiley with sunglasses, the devil emoji, the dead Emoii (Xs for Eyes), etc. We continued through 2014 to aggregate and distribute thousands of wallpapers around the globe on international carrier decks, along with #1 sellers on AT&T (some sold upwards 200,000 units in one month). We also were part of many stand-alone iPhone apps and games after 2008. We then started distributing stickers. Going back to 1996, we registered and copyrighted an ASCII art collection titled "E-mail O'Glyphics" (remember, there was no character-texting back then). In retrospect, we believe we predicted the future of fun sharing assets in this industry for sure.
Apparel & Accessories: With the popularity of our licensed mobile assets, we landed an apparel (and other goods) licensing program Under Private Label Distributors in 2007 throughout 2017 - Brick and Mortar Retailers include: Macy's, JCP Department Store & JCP Outlet, Paradies Shops, Sears, Kohl’s, Dillards, Sharpes, Nexcom, Burlington, Winners, Meijer’s, Kmart, Ross, DD’s, Stage, Bealls, Peebles, Dollar General, Gabriel Brothers, Bob’s Stores, Forman Mills, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Vanity Fair, Target, AAFES, Gordmans, Belk, Bermo, Rue 21, Zulily, Fred Meyer and many more. Some of our Best Selling Tee Styles have independently sold over $1M retail per SKU in both the short and long term. We had many best sellers.
Going into the ...NOW...
In 2017, we decided to go fully sustainable, digital and re-evaluated the 100% ownership to our brand, asset library and derivatives to go further into the future of eCommerce. In mid 2019, we restructured our Brand, Licensing Business Model and Program to be fully digital. Hot Topic and Box Lunch joined up as our first retail licensees and partners. Our current 20,000+ assets/derivatives are protected under multiple IP registrations (below).
OUR FUTURE PLANS:
As we look into the Future and beyond 2021, we have set a Goal. Our main objective is to build our Brand's Exposure and Licensing Partnerships, while keeping the same Sustainable and Digital Philosophy. Our Licensed Apparel & Accessory Programs will be more focused on Fashion and utilization of our Copyrighted Elements vs. creating more One-Liners and added Wording. We will still keep our Mainstream Humor into the mix as it is because there is a lot that do very well, but we have seen a strong new growth of consumers gearing towards more of our diverse-fashion non-word (and minimal wording) styles through our licensees and retail partnerships. As for our new Gaming and Mobile partnerships, we will focus licensing like we have started to in utilizing our Copyrighted Elements & Main Character Properties. We will also be focusing on Bedroom/Kitchen/Bath Decor, Novelty Goods and Toy licensing based around our Properties whom have been very exposed in 2020. We would also like to build out i-Create.com (or as another domain brand) as a Fun Media Sharing (chosen assets) site that also allows the user to shop direct from media-shares to our Licensed Goods selling through our eCommerce Retail Partnerships.
FUTURE of BLOCKCHAIN:
Q2/2020 SJCrypto: Rare Collectible Crypto (NFTs) - i-Create Digital Art Assets. This plan also includes taking our content-rich licensed property titled "Minook and the Brainbots" as NFTs.
Licensing & Collaborations Available:
We offer all types of Licensing from Tangible Manufacturing to Digital/Intangible/Assets and Distribution.
We offer Traditional Licensing for all and any type of product line that could use our pick-me-up and out-of-the-box styles and assets. We have thousands of composed styles, character and element stickers for messaging apps, meme type of shareable images, animated GIFs, digital stickers, styles for apparel, accessories, decor, patterns & repeats for many types of items, loads of fun original characters, single art assets for craft kits, art for stationery, assets for mobile / AI / virtual worlds / console / Apps / PC games (playing assets like icons, characters, player pics, completed images for casino slots, assets for decals on avatar/player clothing, environmental decals for interiors, exteriors, object textures, etc). It’s an open style guide housing loads of assets and more! In fact, we have over 10,000 assets in all backed up by copyright protection under multiple registrations. We have private deck presentations for review (by request only).
We have then crafted our original and traditional program into a Sustainable, Very Popular, Print-on-Demand Licensing Program. With over 2500 fresh, trending, fully-formatted styles (and newly derived styles added monthly) ...we provide our retail partner licensees with a very-easy-program to manage, whom already have the POD/DTG/DTC eCommerce set-up (many top retailers going into this direction). We deliver styles digitally and fully POD-ready-formatted. They print and ship only when an order comes in. Simple Right? Yes it is! No wasted garments or over-stock bulk inventory to ever worry about. This also allows our partners to test styles with peace-of-mind.
Our Intellectual Property / Assets:
First and Foremost, we are Original Creators whom also protect our assets to the greatest extent. With 25 years in the industry practicing the same method, this brings our licensed program at a great value to partners, retailers and licensees. We utilize all our copyrighted assets and derive newly composed (completed/licensed) styles, and can do so forever. It's always been a great way for us to protect our assets and build our brand's look and feel, while keeping with today's trends. This has granted us a prolific, forth-going, multi-marketplace, eCommerce - real estate, of licensed goods (and licensed digital goods), all under the i-Create brand name.
Assets as listed:
2500+ (and growing) Fully Composed & Tested POD Ready-to-Go Styles (Print-on-Demand) (includes 3 formats per style/file: that's over 7000 combined files): High Resolution PNG Transparent (4500x5400), High Resolution PNG Solid w/Backgrounds (4500x5400) (many of these solid large scale PNGs are also planned for Crypto Collectibles in 2021), and AI (Adobe) vector editable and scalable format per each. This is a growing catalog deriving from our single copyrighted assets below. Not only available for hard-goods and or soft-goods, these assets are also great for avatar digital goods and game development for avatar/character fashionable clothing, decals, environmental art, etc. The PNG solid w/background styles are also great for mini-shareable images as memes, mobile, in AI/AR, fun to use as short-form-video green-screen backdrops, graphic overlays, graphic pop-ups, digital stickers, etc. We also have derived 300 Licensed, High-Resolution JPG, styles (along with their vector AI originals) into sublimation-template-ready, Face Mask styles (a split combination of adult and kid sizes).
200 Fully Composed & Tested Ready-to-Go POD Repeats/Patterns Styles (combined High Resolution PNG and JPG formats, and AI vector editable format for each). POD ready as well. Also great for mobile (themes, wallpapers and mobile, AI, AR, full size short-form-video green-screen backdrops) and game development (backgrounds and textures). These assets are also great for avatar digital goods (avatar clothing textures/fashionable-graphics, etc). This includes licensing these repeats and patterns to the hard and soft goods accessory and decor market (textiles). Most of the patterns are at 6000x6500 PNG w/backgrounds, and the remainder are arranged in sizes from 6000x6000 JPG, 6000x9000 JPG, and 17000x17000 JPG
(many of these large scale solid JPGs & PNGs are also planned for Crypto Collectibles in 2021)
1500+ Composed & Tested Originally Crafted Meme Like Fun Sharing Images and or Stickers (JPG Formatted) (utilizing our Copyrighted assets/elements). Also ready for POD on smaller POD items like mugs, keychains, stickers, etc. Average size of most is 800x800 but some as 1600x1600 and 1700x1700. (this is derived from a larger database of our styles along with mostly vector originals, plus additional styles are part of this collection). Also can be used for short-form-video graphic overlays, graphic pop-ups and digital stickers.
5000 GIFs (various sizes) Colorful 3D Buttons and Mini-Banners - eCommerce & Web Collection - 2500 Static and the same 2500 Animated-Looping-Blinking (Titled: Arrows, Carts, Banner Bars, Link Bars, etc.). Great for fun, shares, eCommerce and for web sites. short-form-video graphic pop-ups and digital stickers. Many of these assets can also be used for 3D Buttons inside of Newly Developed Games.
500+ GIFs (500x500) Animated and Looping, Fun-Sharing (Novelty, Humor, Lifestyle, etc), Slides/Revolvers (great for image, sticker and meme sharing sites/apps). Can also be integrated into short-form-videos as animated graphic overlays, graphic pop-ups and digital stickers.
5000 Single Copyrighted Vector AI (Adobe Illustrator, and Legacy) formatted Elements (and CDR Corel Files) (includes: characters, icons, art elements, in-game digital goods assets, and so much more) Also includes multiple exported formats for messaging digital stickers, gaming and avatar decals, and so much more). All above content derives from these copyrighted assets. "This includes 1400+ Copyright Registered (Year 1996) Fitness Exercise & Gym Equipment Icons composing of three styles in both Color and BW. These were the first Fitness Exercise Icons (and largest collection of its kind) ever established in industry back then. The collection still relates to popular exercise routines and gym-equipment trained on and used today."
An Additional 10,000+ Assets: Minook and the Brainbots. Created in 1997, this property contains over 100 characters. A tweenage Alien (Minook) and his Bubblegum Brain-Driven Robots (Brainbots), and the Villains (Cyber Mobsters). It houses 10,000+ assets: as icons and composed images in multiple sizes, hundreds of vector formatted character poses, its own alien alphabet, storyboards, and so much more.
All assets above come in multiple sizes from small to large (and many types of product and media formats) for all types of licensing programs as well bringing our asset count to over 20,000 in all.
Our Licensed Library Includes Styles for just about Every Popular Trend:
These completed styles and single assets cover multiple popular topics, themes, categories, everyday subjects - many age groups (kids, tween, teens, juniors, young men's, women's and men's) and many other genders too - such as: Aliens, Animals, Cats, Llamas, Owls, Dogs, Coffee, Dinosaurs, Drinking, Funny, Icons, Attitude, One-liners, Wordplay, Gamer, Geek, Green, Holidays, Occasions, Horror (Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Zombies), Monsters, Lifestyle (Surfer, Skater, Snowboarder, BMX, MX, etc), Tropical/Ocean, Sharks, Urban Fashion, Kids Fashion, Pop-art Fun, Music, Mustache, Nope Not Today, Nope to Satan, Jesus, Peace, Unicorns, Donuts, GUI & Web Touch-points (arrows, buttons, etc), Homework, School, Skulls & Skeletons, Sports (Football, Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, etc), Fitness, Gym, Personal Trainer, Food, Tacos, Mermaids, Goth, Matching Couples Humor, Cannabis, Pride (all genders: Gay Pride, Lesbian, Bisexual, Asexual, Non-Binary, Pansexual, Transgender: In fact - we own one of the largest Pride style-library licensing program out there), and much more. We do all this with our twist on it all and out-of-the-box creations, color and design composition.
-Our Targeted Audiences and Licensee Consumer Base: Gen-X/Y/Z (Gens Y & Z are Top Priority)
-Our Main Popularity in Gender Categories: Juniors, Women & Young Men (Teen+)
-Our Current Growth Trends: Skulls, Sports, Lifestyle (Skater/Surf), Multi-Gender-Pride, Cats/Dogs, Tigers, Llamas, Owls, Humor, Innuendo and Satire.
-Our Highest Growth Margin-able Licensed Category: T-Shirts (Face Masks on their Way)
We keep it all clean and commerce friendly too. We do not do anything above Rated PG, nor Parody of other Brands, or Hunting Animals, or Choice of Politics. Our adult styles are PG Rated too. Everything is 100% Original. We recycle our copyright registered assets throughout our composed styles to keep our IP Strong and Safe too.
Our assets (content and completed derived styles) are protected under Multiple Single and Compiled Registered Copyrights, groups and derivatives-of-originals with the Library of Congress. We police our assets daily.
We didn't just copyright our characters. We copyright everything. This also includes, our single art elements, objects, ink splatters, distressed text/titles/copy, background assets and more which are also protected under of our copyright registrations. This way, many of our completed and derived styles like you see on our home page, can house multiple copyrights within one design themselves. It's years of and a well planned IP strength that we have been known for.
*We have Some Examples of our Single Assets Below* (you can find many of these "and also as combination of assets" on our Home Page derived into Composed Styles.
Some of these Registered Copyrights date back to 1996 and also up to the Current. We have thousands of original, funny, fashionable and composed assets/elements in our personal library and style guide (over 10,000 individual combined assets/formats in existence). We add over another 10,000 Assets once we include Minook and the Brainbots library.
Some or our © Registrations below.
We have registered over 90 compiled and single copyrights since 1996 in all protecting thousands and thousands of designs/elements/assets combined. We also have registered multiple international trademarks and also a past US registered, interactive children's game - utility patent.
*Here's Some Examples of our Main Characters, GIFs and Single Assets Below for Review*