Winter

January's New-Years-letter

Happy New Year! To kick off 2023, we are excited to recap all the holiday content we made and shared throughout the month of December. We would like to say thank you to our clients and business partners, and we look forward to creating and collaborating with you all throughout 2023.

 

HANUKKAH LIGHTS 🕎

We would like to wish a Happy first day of Hanukkah to all those who celebrate! Users can pretend to blow on the screen to light the Menorah. Scan the snapcode or click the link below to try “Light the Menorah”!

Follow us on Snapchat @baretreemedia and tune in to see all the new and exciting AR content we will be releasing to Snapchat in the coming year.Hanukkah Snapchat

LIGHT THE MENORA

 

PUT YOUR UGLY SWEATER ON 🧶

For National Ugly Sweater day on December 17, our AR team created a voice-activated, interactive try-on lens featuring ugly sweaters designed by BTM team members. We even created a BTM-themed sweater!

Click here or scan the snapcode to try “BTM Ugly Sweater Lens!"

Ugly Sweater Snapchat Lens

Ugly Sweater Snap Code Lens

SEASONS GREETINGS WITH SAMSUNG ❄️

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with some Samsung Themes? We collaborated with a number of brands to bring some holiday cheer to Samsung Galaxy users’ devices. See them below.

The Smurfs Christmas Cheer

Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and crew are bringing the Christmas spirit to your Samsung devices. This theme is perfect Christmas customization. Click here to download the latest Smurf theme from Galaxy Store.

Smurfs Samsung Theme

Betty Boop Loves Christmas 

We love the holidays almost as much as Betty does! Betty invites Galaxy users to get into the holiday spirit with her latest Samsung Theme. Click here to download “Betty Boop: Loves Christmas” from the Galaxy Store.

Betty Boop Samsung Theme

Garfield Christmas With Friends

Gather by the fireside and around the tree with Garfield and friends this holiday season. Make messaging the ones you love this holiday season even more festive with the “Garfield: Christmas With Friends” Samsung Theme, available now in the Galaxy Store.

Garfield Christmas Samsung Theme

IN OTHER NEWS 📱

Spotify Wrapped is the most wonderful time of the year for music listeners around the world! Twitter users flocked to share how they listened throughout 2022 and when liking any tweet with the hashtag #SpotifyWrapped, they could trigger a fun design. It was truly amazing to witness how many Twitter users engaged with our branded like on the wrapped release date.

Spotify Wrapped Twitter

It’s time to get holly and jolly with the Golden Girls! Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia, and Rose will keep your friends “laughing all the way” with their holiday sticker pack. Click here to find it in the Galaxy Store.

Golden Girls Holiday Stickers

 

We're Growing The Team! 🌱

We are currently hiring for the following positions within the company:

Senior Illustrator & Animator

If any of these sounds like you or someone you know, send a resume and portfolio link to info@baretreemedia.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Winter

December's Newsletter

 

To kick off the month of December, we are excited to recap all the creative content we made and shared throughout the month of November in this issue of our newsletter. We would like to say thank you to our clients and business partners for their endless support and flexibility. We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Check out our social media pages in the next few weeks for some ho-ho-holiday surprises. Our pages will be filled with fun and festive content to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

Thanksgiving

 

✨ ENCHANTED WITH DISENCHANTED ✨ 

Raise your hand if you are an OG Enchanted fan  (all of our hands are raised *very* high)! Our team had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Disney to design eight animated stickers for the release of Enchanted’s sequel, Disenchanted. We loved seeing our favorite characters—Giselle, Robert, and Prince Edward—come to life.

Click the link below to see them all on Walt Disney Studios’ official GIPHY page and be sure to catch Disenchanted on Disney+.

 

Disney Disenchanted

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS GIPHY

KEEP CALM AND TWEET ON 🗣

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with Twitter branded likes? See our Twitter Feed for some of the work that was designed and released this month.

Twitter Santa Claus

#TheSantaClauses

Scott Calvin is now on TV! Our design and animation teams had the opportunity to create a branded like to promote the premiere of Disney’s newest holiday mini-series, the Santa Clauses. By liking any tweet with #TheSantaClauses, Twitter users watched Scott Calvin transform into Santa in just a matter of seconds.

Glass Onion Twitter

#GlassOnion

Who doesn’t love a good mystery? This branded like had fans of Knives Out (and Chris Evans) excited for the November 23rd premiere of the franchise’s newest installment, Glass Onion.

#SpreadingChristmasCheer

Our animation and design teams helped European grocery brands Lidl, Tesco, and ASDA get creative in promoting products and deals for the upcoming holiday season. Each brand’s custom design was attached to a unique trigger hashtag. ASDA even got a little help from everyone’s favorite, Buddy the Elf.

Twitter Branded LikeTwitter Branded Likes

THANKFUL FOR THEMES 📱

We are oh so thankful that we get to design themes for well-known brands. This month, we collaborated with Betty Boop and Dungeons and Dragons to bring fans some custom theme designs. Click the links below to download “Romantic Rebel” and “DND: Stacked Against the Odds” from the Galaxy store today.

 

D&D STACKED AGAINST THE ODDS

Betty Boop

BETTY BOOP: ROMANTIC REBEL

#VOTE 🇺🇸

November 08, 2022 marked midterm elections in the United States. This Instagram camera effect encourages not just our fans but everyone to get out and vote. To vote for a change, every voice matters. Find our "Vote for a Change" filter on Instagram Camera or on our effects page.

VOTE

FREAKY FREEBIE 🎃

Halloween may be over, but for our spooky season lovers, we have a freaky freebie for you. Check out Snapchat page @baretreemedia and click here to try

"Pumpkin Head Ghost!"

Halloween

 

 

We're Growing The Team! 🌱

We are currently hiring for the following positions within the company:

Project Manager
2D Illustrator & Animator

If any of these sounds like you or someone you know, send a resume and portfolio link to info@baretreemedia.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


November's Newsletter

 

To kick off the month of November, we are excited to recap all the *spooktacular* creative content we made and shared throughout the month of October in this issue of our newsletter. As always, we would like to thank our clients and business partners for their endless support and flexibility, and we hope everyone had a great Halloween!

 

STUDIO SPOTLIGHT 🔦

Intern

Meet Wendy, our summer illustration and animation sprout! Wendy worked closely with our senior illustrator and AR/animation teams to create her own personal sticker pack for GIPHY, Tenor, and iMessage.

We will miss Wendy and look forward to seeing all her future creations! Please scroll down to learn more about the personal project she worked on while
interning at the studio.

“Through Tea for Teaspoon, I got to explore so many of my interests, like character design, complex rigging, and 3D animation. With the help of my coworkers, I was finally able to accomplish my dream of designing my own personal sticker pack, while also challenging myself to learn new skills”

TEA FOR TEASPOON 🍵

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing our summer interns’ projects come to life.

O.M.Tea! Meet Teaspoon—a mighty, fearsome matcha-thief brewing with mischief. Keep an eye out on your own cup, for you never know where he’ll pop up next…maybe even in your messages?! For Wendy’s personal project, she used Maya to create animated 3D stickers inspired by some of her favorite things!

“I thought about the things I love and wouldn't mind working on for 6 months. I settled on matcha, hamsters, and deer. I also drew inspiration from the sticker packs I personally use. Taking all of this into account, I designed 21 silhouettes, narrowed it down to 8 thumbnails, and finally iterated on 1 design. That's how
I ended up with Teaspoon!”

matcha tea

 

As an animation student at Northeastern University, Wendy was able to explore the entire pipeline—character concept, color, modeling, rigging, texturing, lighting, and animating. She was able to develop marketable skills across multiple disciplines. Her favorite part was getting to design all of Teaspoon’s expressions!

Click the link below to download these 3D animated stickers from the App Store. You can also find them on GIPHY and Tenor. They are sure to last you an oolong time.


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DOWNLOAD TEA FOR TEASPOON
IT'S FREE!

HALLOWEENISH HIGHLIGHTS 🎃

 

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

The Sanderson Sisters are back and spookier than ever! Our illustration and animation teams had the opportunity to design some animated stickers for their return. Find them on GIPHY, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Put on your best Halloween costume, pour yourself a big glass of witches brew, and watch Hocus Pocus 2, available now on Disney Plus.

Smurfs Halloween Samsung Theme

Are you ready to have a smurfalicious Halloween? Get spooooky with the Smurfs and download The Smurfs: Fright Club Samsung Theme from the Galaxy Store.

Halloween Samsung Icon Pack

Our illustration team wanted to share their love for Halloween with Samsung users. Customize your Samsung device with this Halloween-themed icon pack. Each icon was created by our team and contains a little design with a ghoulish twist! Download from the Galaxy Store today.

Samsung Icon pack

KEEP CALM AND TWEET ON 🗣

There’s nothing we love more than designing Twitter branded likes and hashtags for our partners! See our Twitter Feed for some of the work that was created and released this month.

#SmileMovie

Started off spooky season with a smile! Our design and animation teams had the opportunity to create a branded like to promote the premiere of fall’s newest psychological horror film, Smile! Don’t let the smile fool you…(we’d know)!

Smile movie twitter branded like

#IWTV

Fans of the original Interview With a Vampire were in for a treat! Using dark and light mode play, a concept we began to incorporate into our designs at the start of the new year, Twitter users in dark mode now get an extra surprise when they hit the like button. The Interview With a Vampire series is available to watch now on AMC.

#withAMEX

We got to help American Express members get ready for Member Week. By liking any tweet with #withAmex, Twitter users not only received reminders for all the offers and experiences available but also got to see our design and animation skills at work.

Amex twitter branded like

#InternationalCoffeeDay

We’d like a cup of that coffee! As the exclusive creator of branded likes for the Middle East regions, we had the opportunity to use our design skills to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s #InternationalCoffeeDay.

Coffee Day Twitter Branded Like

BRANDED HASHTAGS #️⃣

Designing Twitter emojis for branded hashtag campaigns brings us joy! Kraft Mac & Cheese, CheezIt, and BRAVO are some of the many brands we did projects for this month. Check out our website to see some of our other Twitter branded hashtag work.

Twitter emojis

 

We're Growing The Team! 🌱

We are currently hiring for the following positions within the company:

2D Senior Animator

3D FX/Game Designer

Augmented Reality (AR) Developer

If any of these sounds like you or someone you know, send a resume and portfolio link to info@baretreemedia.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Betty White sitting in a chair with a guide dog for the blind.

#BettyWhiteChallenge

#BettyWhiteChallenge

In honor of #BettyWhite and her dedication to animal welfare, Bare Tree Media and its employees have accepted the #BettyWhiteChallenge by donating to numerous animal causes throughout the country. All employee donations have been matched by the company furthering our collective impact. We challenge you to make a donation to your local animal cause and make Betty proud on what would have been her 100th birthday!

 

Today Show + Guide Dogs for the Blind

 

 

Betty White would have turned 100 years old on January 17, 2022. She had a wonderful career entertaining us, and a personal life dedicated to helping animals. Bare Tree Media is honored to be the designers of The Golden Girls animated messaging stickers available on the Apple App Store. To further honor Betty White and her lifelong dedication to animal welfare, we pledge to donate our profits from the January 17th, 2022 sales of these fun and engaging messaging stickers to the American Humane Society. For more than 100 years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people.

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