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Ed Holahan was born and raised in New York City and educated at Fordham University. His professional life has been spent in Minnesota and Chicago.
In the early 70's he launched a long and successful career as a toy and game designer, initially working with Windsor Concepts, the crew that brought Nerf™ and Twister™ to the marketplace. He went on to create many hit toy products such as the Ride-Through Car Wash, the Honeymooners Game, the Teach-and-Go Train, and the family of Silly Sports™ games including Silly Sixpins, Silly Golf, and Silly Soccer. These titles and others have delighted the playful of all ages and have sold millions of copies worldwide.
After thirty years on the "inside" of premier toy design groups, including Marvin Glass & Associates of Chicago he joined forces with Charlie and Maria Girsch at Creativity Central. He has spoken before thousands as a humorist and motivator in workshops and seminars that focus on creativity and exceptional thinking. Ed lives in the woods of Southeast Minnesota where he writes a newspaper column and feature stories on everything from politics to trees.
Last updated: Aug 13, 2008