Cathy Nolan Launches Licensing Collection at CHA

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (January 17th) – Illustrator and licensor Cathy Nolan will be showcasing her fun-loving characters and illustrations at the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2012 Winter Conference and Trade Show in Anaheim, California January 29h to February 1st, 2012.  Nolan’s lively characters have been known internationally and her energetic images translate well for rubber stamps, stationary notebooks, stickers, greeting cards and promotional items.
Nolan’s work will be on view at the CHA’s Designer Showcase  (Table 27) on Monday and Tuesday January 30th and 31st on Level 2 in room 204ABC from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  Manufacturers and retailers can meet the artist and pick up a free note pad that features wonderful character designs during the Designer Spotlight Event on Monday evening January 30th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
“I love to create characters that bring joy and happiness to consumers and am so excited to be finally participating in CHA this year” Nolan says. “I believe that CHA attendees will enjoy my art and characters because they show great fun and emotion. My international experience from working with a variety of clients over the years helps me understand their needs on a per project basis.” 
Ms. Nolan launched her career in greeting card illustration in 1999 at SURTEX.  She also has exhibited at The Brand Licensing Show in London, The International Licensing Expo and participated in KIDSCREEN and MIPCOM conferences. She has developed two of her own Intellectual properties called SHHHHEEPZ and JUNGLE JOY and has years of experience in product development and licensing.
Clients such as, Barnes and,, The Holiday have commissioned Cathy’s illustrations for eCards.  She has also illustrated for numerous clients including Scholastic, Scholastic Media, HSBC, Highlights for Children Magazine, American Airlines, London City Airport, WEBEX and US ad agencies.  Her work has been recognized internationally and she is now looking to bring her characters to licensing worldwide.  For more information or to make an appointment during the show, please contact Cathy or email