Join us for an all ages panel discussion with Poketo co-founder Ted Vadakan and creative space makers Brendon Monroe and Jasper Wong.
Poketo was founded in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung. The name Poketo (pronounced “poh-keh-toe”) comes from the mispronunciation of “pocket” by Angie’s grandmother. The brand has grown from a small startup into a creative hub and destination for lifestyle goods designed to provide art for your every day. Together, Ted and Angie have carefully curated and created a collection of design-conscious goods for the creative lifestyle.
In addition to its online store, Poketo opened its first retail location in 2012 and now has four in LA, DTLA, Koreatown, Culver City, Little Tokyo, each of which hosts art exhibitions, workshops and other events that serve to foster the local creative community.
With a background in design, Angie is Poketo’s Chief Creative Officer and Ted is the company’s CEO. They take a creative approach to business with Poketo, tackling projects that inspire, create beauty and build friendships and community.
Brendan Monroe Bio
Brendan Monroe was born in Santa Barbara, California and studied at Art Center in Pasadena. He is a well known sculptor and painter. His work consists of explorations of his ideas and dreams, translated into images of a familiar but unseen world.
Jasper Wong Bio
Jasper Wong was born in Honolulu Hawaii. He is an artist, illustrator, curator, art director and the creator and lead director of POW! WOW! Worldwide.