Ira Zoot … Owner and creator at iDigits.com, TIcketStub.com®, Zoot.com has always made it a point to be on the “bleeding edge” of progress whether it was being one of the first Photographers/Designers in Chicago using Photoshop, putting digital art to fabric or seeing the development potential for domains back in 95.
I've always believed that you have to go after your dreams and take some chances to stay in as well as get ahead in the game. "Winning" is great but learning from all the stumbles along the way can be invaluable. This was something I learned long ago and wish more people could understand. Too many people give up rather than learn from the challenges we have in all paths of our life.
When I was a commercial Artist and Product Designer ... I worked on national campaigns and packaging for McDonald's, Jim Beam, GM, Marshall Field's (now Macy's) and American Girl. I designed lines of toys and soft goods working with licensed artwork from Disney, Sony, Marvel, Universal, Pixar ect. The products I worked on were distributed nationally and very well received. In addition, I've owned and run www.TicketStub.com for the last 12 years. Growing it to one of the largest ticket affiliate sites out there and currently looking at avenues to grow it further.
Now with iDigits.com I’m using my artwork/surface design I’m getting back to my artistic “roots”. I’ve been enjoying and working hard on developing collections of original artwork for a variety of uses. Including commercial, consumer, contract, hospitality and residential products as well as licensing my artwork to be used by other companies. We will also be offering custom designed artwork on assignment. You can see examples of this artwork at www.iDigits.com and https://www.facebook.com/iDigitscom .
I’ve also been a internet property developer since 1995 and I have a number of other projects lined up for the premium domain properties I've obtained. The one obstacle I keep running into is trying to make myself remember that there is only so much time in the day.
Example of some developed and soon to be developed sites: Zoot.com, Ticketstub.com®, Brainmatters.com, PokerLessons.com, LuxuryGuide.com, Represents.com, Deodorizers.com, Entertains.com, Lauderdale.com, OriginalPoker.com, ArtistNetwork.com, VodkaOnline.com, HomeBrewed.com, AccountsOnline.com and more.
Ira said, "I'm very excited about bringing my artwork to the marketplace with iDigts.com and I'm planning to bring on other artists and designers in time. iDigits.com is going to be THE destination for surface design!"
If you click this link you'll be able to read about Ira Zoot ... iDigits.com's creator being among the first digital artists to put their artwork to fabric for clothing and a variety of other applications.
Alan Pritzker was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He spent his early professional years working in the Detroit on air Radio industry at night and doing construction design during the day. Once Alan decided that free concert tickets and T-Shirts didn’t pay the mortgage, he found a sales job at one of the large tile chains in the region and within a few months was promoted to the assistant manager of the largest store in the company had.
Exactly a year after his hire date Alan so impressed his bosses with his leadership skills that he was transferred to Chicago to manage the lowest producing store in the company. After 5 years of growing that store into one of the most profitable he went on to opening up 2 others for the company in the Chicago market.
Alan decided to go out on his own in November of 2009 and he started Designer Stone Outlet, an online tile outlet. Once the online business was thriving … he decided to open up his first customer showroom in Chicago and in a short time the business outgrew that space … requiring a new larger showroom. Designer Stone Outlet is now located in Skokie, Illinois and continues to offer “Luxury For Less” to an impressive list of clients throughout the whole Chicago Area.
Alan had been friends with Ira Zoot previously to the creation of iDigits. Ira who was creating art that was destined for iDigits during this period was also consulting with Alan about applying his artwork to tiles and other home goods. He was so impressed with Alan’s industry knowledge and marketing experience that he asked Alan if he was interested in partnering on creating a line of exciting, unique,artistic tiles. They both agreed that each brought to the table unique life learned experience which greatly complimented one other. It was then that iDigits … Digital Art for a Digital world was born and they are both very excited about what they will be bringing to market.
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