Cathie Filian is an Emmy-nominated television host, craft book author, lifestyle expert, inventor and handcraft designer. Her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for all things creative makes her a winner with audiences worldwide.
She created, produced and co-hosted more than 100 episodes of the daytime Emmy-nominated HGTV & DIY lifestyle show Creative Juice. Creative Juice airs in the U.S., Australia, The Philippines and South Africa. Cathie has appeared on numerous network shows, specials and promos for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network. Programs, such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and The Florence Henderson Show, have featured Cathie as a "lifestyle expert".
Cathie is the author and project designer of 4 books, including 101 Tees (Summer 2011), 101 Snappy Fashion, Bow Wow WOW! and Creative Juice: 45 Re-Crafting Projects, published by Lark Books. She also writes Home Hobbies, a monthly syndicated newspaper column for United Features, and contributes to national shelter publications, including Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, Redbook, Women’s World, Life and more.
She owns and operates the online retail supply shop Cathie Filian at etsy.com/shop/cathiefilian. She sells personally hand-picked supplies and embellishments for creating art, crafts and fashion projects. Cathie also designs a line of finished goods for Hunt and Peck. Her Hot Glue Gun Helpers, a tool line for working with hot glue, were nominated for the Innovations Award at the 2011 CHA.
Cathie grew up in the Midwest and has been getting crafty ever since she can remember. She began sewing when she was 8 and her love of stitching followed her all the way to college where she studied Textile Science and Fashion Design at Ohio State University. In her senior year, Cathie was awarded the Outstanding Senior Design Award.
Cathie has created costumes for a variety of films, such as Rushmore, Twister, Heartbreakers and Vanilla Sky, and styled some of Hollywood’s leading ladies and gents. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Eddie, and their dog Max. To learn more about Cathie, visit cathiefilian.com.