ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Elaine de la Mata and Kurt Marquart, the creators of the Squaredy Cats, have lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn since 1994. They set up shop in their first 5th Avenue apartment as freelancers working from their living room and kitchen tables. In 1998 Elaine completed the FIT Toy Design Program. After incorporating as Monkey Doodle Dandy in 2004 they developed products for internationally recognised brands including Barbie, Disney, Dora the Explorer and many others; and have played an integral role in bringing major toy lines to market.
They've now brought their expertise and creativity together with several of their own brands, and are proud to introduce Squaredy Cats to the world as their first plush license.
ABOUT MONKEY DOODLE DANDY
Monkey Doodle Dandy, Inc. has developed properties for major companies including Scholastic, Nickelodeon, Fisher Price and Mattel. Specialising in girl brands, the Brooklyn-based art and design company brought its skill for being on trend to its own licensed brands, establishing GirlMonsters in 2001. By 2008 Monkey Doodle Dandy expanded its own brands introducing Squaredy Monsters, Squaredy Cats, Jitterbutter and Wudjadoo.