Gina Manola

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OWNER, CALICO, LLC

Gina Manola is an award winning game inventor and designer. As the owner of CALICO, LLC she has developed successful products working with the leading children’s book illustrators, museums and kid brands in the world. Manola invented Feed the Woozle, Race to the Treasure, Notable Novelists® and the creative play line, playPlay® which includes: the ColorPlay Game, StoryPlay Game and the PaintPlay Game. Manola received her MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Urbana, IL with her husband Nick, son Chris, and their 3 hens, 3 finches and 2 cats.