Nicholas Callaway is an app producer, book publisher, television producer, writer and photographer. In partnership with art director Ellen Johnston, he co-founded and is the CEO of Happy, an interactive digital brand and studio for the development of lifestyle apps for Apple's iOS devices. Happy is headquartered on Union Square in New York City. The company's first product, Martha Stewart CraftStudio, was released in partnership with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia on June 21, 2012 and was an Editor's Choice in Apple's App Store on launch date. In its first weekend it rose to No. 1 in the lifestyle category in the App Store, and to No. 2 overall. Bringing the physical paper-crafting world of scrapbooking, memory-keeping and photo-embellishment to life on the iPad, Martha Stewart CraftStudio allows crafters and non-crafters of all ages and skill levels to create and customize digital cards, invitations, thank-you notes, scrapbook pages, keepsakes, and more.
In August 2010, with an investment from Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers, Mr. Callaway founded Callaway Digital Arts (CDA), which publishes children’s applications for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod family of products. All of CDA’s apps have risen to No. 1 in their category in the App Store, including Miss Spider’s Tea Party, Miss Spider’s Bedtime Story, Sesame Street’s The Monster at the End of This Book and Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue.
In 1994, Mr. Callaway published Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk, which has sold 5 million copies worldwide. Subsequently, Nicholas Callaway and David Kirk founded Callaway & Kirk Company LLC, which is dedicated exclusively to the creations of David Kirk, including the Miss Spider and Nova the Robot book series, the Sunny Patch line of children's lifestyle products at Target stores, and Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, a 3-D computer-animated television series that has aired on Nick Jr. in the US and in many other countries around the world since its debut in 2005.
In 1980, he founded Callaway Arts & Entertainment, a publishing firm specializing in the design, production and publication of illustrated books. Titles include: Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs & Writings, Georgia O'Keeffe’s One Hundred Flowers, Irving Penn’s Passage, Madonna’s Sex, Diana: Portrait of A Princess, The Art of Make-Up by Kevyn Aucoin, A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and its Aftermath, a series of children's books by Madonna beginning with The English Roses, the Callaway Classics series of fairy tales, and OBAMA: The Historic Journey, co-published with The New York Times.
Nicholas Callaway graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Classics and Fine Arts. His photographs and writings have been widely published, including in Departures magazine and Vanity Fair.
- Happy's website
- article from PRNewswire, June 21, 2012
- His website
- Nicholas Callaway article from The New York Sun, April 19, 2005 on the Business section
- Bringing Art to the Masses How Madonna and Miss Spider made Ely Callaway's son a success article from Fortune Small Business, December 2003
- Interview With Nicholas Callaway CNN Sunday Morning aired September 14, 2003
- Nicholas Callaway article from Graphis, March/April 2001
- Nicholas Callaway, book publisher article from Print, March-April 1998