Founded in 2003 by couple Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo has grown from a small startup to an online creative and business hub. A lifestyle brand born from the desire to infuse art and design into everyday life, Poketo creates collections of design-conscious products to cultivate a creative lifestyle.
The name Poketo (pronounced "poh-keh-toe") comes from the mispronunciation of "pocket" by Angie's grandmother. It pairs perfectly with the first product ever made under Poketo: a series of artist portfolios that fit in your pocket - and Ted and Angie loved the sound.
In addition to its online store, Poketo has two Los Angeles-based outlets at DTLA and Little Tokyo, each hosting art exhibitions, workshops and other events that serve to foster the local creative community. The latest flagship, Poketo Project Space at ROW DTLA, is a concept space with spinning pop-ups from different brands, artists, designers and manufacturers.
Poketo has worked with brands and companies like Nike, MTV, Disney, Target, Nordstrom and MailChimp, museums like MOCA, the Guggenheim, the de Young and SFMOMA, and collaborated with more than 200 international artists, creating exclusive products. that reflect his philosophy. of "Art for your daily life".