Gina Manola

Presenter, Young Inventor, 2011

photo from The Game Aisle

photo from The Game Aisle

Gina Manola is the owner of CALICO, www.calico-kids.com, an award-winning, design studio offering product development, design, branding, packaging design, and marketing to companies in the toy, game, gift and educational markets. She is also a game inventor and publisher of the card game, Notable Novelists, which American Way magazine recently dubbed, “A Suitcase Essential.” Her clients include: Briarpatch, Peaceable Kingdom, Fun2Market, Scholastic, and Free Spirit Publishing to name a few. Gina has developed successful toy, game and gift products for the specialty and mass markets and her work has been honored by “100 Best Children’s Products” and “10 Best Socially Responsible Products.”