Onomojis® Founder Sarah O’Hanlan Beasley
Onomojis introduces digital icons for onomatopoeia into every-day communication
Greenville, S.C. (June 11, 2019) – Local businesswoman Sarah O’Hanlan Beasley recently exhibited in the 2019 Las Vegas Licensing Expo to launch the original concept of Onomojis®, an imaginative novelty brand of emoji-like icons based off onomatopoeia words that mimic sounds like bam, buzz and pop. Beasley premiered Onomojis to an audience of more than 5,000 brands at one of the largest, most diverse assemblage of properties available for licensing worldwide.
Onomojis is the first concept to develop characters out of sounds. With an education degree from Clemson University, Beasley created the concept with her two young children through investigating the role of sound in every-day communication. Recognizing the prominence of emoji characters in digital messaging, the family collaborated to develop characters inspired by fun and memorable onomatopoeia words.
“It didn’t take me long to realize these characters were becoming more than just a fun, education exercise with my children,” said Beasley. “We already use emojis to communicate. The Onomojis sounds add an additional layer of interaction which enhances digital expression in fun and playful way.”
Through surveying over 5,000 moms in the nation, Sarah and her team discovered fun and educational qualities as top influencers for parents when purchasing products for their children. Approximately 70% of respondents reported extremely or somewhat likely to purchase an Onomojis product and, after four years of refining the concept, Beasley and her team established Onomojis as a fully protected brand with a character suite of over 50 original icons and unique sounds available for licensing in learning-based digital apps, games, toys and books.
Onomojis is the first concept to create characters out of sounds based on fun and memorable onomatopoeias. With an extensive repertoire of characters based on onomatopoeias, the Onomojis brand extends into a diverse array of categories including but not limited to kids’ toys, digital applications, educational resources and apparel. Onomojis is a registered trademark in the U.S. protected under copyright laws and available for licensing, merchandising, events, promotions and marketing and advertisement campaigns. To learn more visit Onomojis.com.