Licensing & Media
Chronicle Books released Poketo founders Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung's debut book CREATIVE SPACES. The book invites readers into the worlds of 23 creatives ranging from artists and makers to chefs and entrepreneurs. With Ted and Angie as guides, the book is an intimate portrait of inspiring visionaries and the places that inspire them.
In conjunction with the book, Creative Spaces, Poketo designed a set of creativity inspiring journal, notebooks, and card sets:
Creative Spark Journal encourages with easy suggestions for refocusing and reigniting your imagination, this thoughtfully designed journal is the perfect place to doodle, brainstorm, and generate bright ideas.
Creative Notions Notebook Collections is a 3 stitched bound lined paper notebooks featuring colorful geometric designs that Poketo is known for.
Creative Notes, 20 Notecards and Envelopes is designed with Poketo's signature aesthetic featuring bright, geometric notecards in unique, eye-catching designs make it easy to stay in touch with friends and loved ones.
Poketo was part of Toyota’s “Driven” campaign, which highlighted entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, and cultural movers and shakers in a national advertising that spread across national television ads, radio, online, print, and even a special edition Poketo x Toyota car. The national television advertisements played most heavily during Major League World Series baseball games.
Poketo designed a set of 2 decks of playing cards with all brand new patterns for Areaware, a gift company that works with an international roster of independent designers.
Afterpay, a financial technology company, tapped Poketo co-founders Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung to be featured in their campaign celebrating small business owners forging their paths and aligning their principles and passions.
Westfield’s shopping centre portfolio includes 34 centres in the USA, UK, and Europe. Poketo was invited to part of Westfield’s Holiday Vending campaign. The vending machines were stylized with Poketo’s modern, clean, playful graphics and filled with Poketo stationery, tech, accessories, and gifts during the mall’s busiest holiday season.
For American Express’ OPEN campaign, Poketo co-founders, Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung were chosen to represent entrepreneurship and small business. A print and online campaign, images of Ted, Angie and Poketo garnered millions of impression online and in homes across the country.
Poketo partnered with Nordstrom Pop-In, a month long shop-in-shop at 8 of Nordstrom’s national Flagships in key markets across the country. The Pop-In was a replica of Poketo’s retail stores and highly sought after curation of Poketo goods and brands associated with Poketo in categories that included home, apparel, office, accessories, and gift. Poketo also programmed popular and constantly sold-out workshops and in-store events at the Nordstrom Flagship locations. Poketo’s Pop-In at Nordstrom was one of the most successful in sales and marketing to date.
Poketo participated in another pop-in for holiday 2019 and continues to be an evergreen design brand for all the locations of Nordstrom and online.
Poketo partnered with retail giant Target to produce a 52-piece accessory collection stamped with Poketo’s signature fun and functional style. The line was an instant hit, garnering media coverage from the Los Angeles Times, Nylon Magazine, Time Out New York, NBC New York, and the Chicago Sun Times among others. Shoppers instantly loved the collection and Target stores nationwide were sold out in a matter of weeks. Poketo followed up the collaboration with two more seasonal installments of calendars, planners, and notebooks for Target.
Poketo partnered with Urban Outfitters in Brooklyn, New York. The 3 month long pop up shop was stylized with Poketo’s retail aesthetic and mix of products in categories that spanned home, apparel, accessories, office and gift.
Poketo’s capsule collection with LA-based athleisure brand Beyond Yoga features yoga wear with an original graphic print that adds a playful touch to workouts and beyond. The line was featured in Who What Wear, Shape, Marie Claire, and Brit + Co.
Since 2015, Poketo has partnered with a tech brand, Casetify to design exclusive Poketo iPhone cases, Apple Watch bands, and various other cases that are sold on Casetify.
Poketo, in conjunction with urban cycling brand Thousand, created a line of helmets that featured 3 signature Poketo patterns on Thousand’s vintage-inspired Heritage Collection to create gear that is as stylish as they are safe. The line was featured on Dezeen and Dieline. Due to Poketo’s partnership with Nordstrom, the Thousand collaboration is also being carried at Nordstrom.
Poketo teamed up with famed Japanese bento box makers Takenaka, with over 100 years of history, to create versions of their famous Rectangle Bento Box in patterns that are pure Poketo. Besides the two bento boxes and chopsticks, Poketo designed their first-ever Furoshiki cloth wrap, and they were voted the "Best in Product" by the New York Now tradeshow.
Following the successful first series launch, the second series will launch in April, 2022.
Poketo has worked with the premier modern art museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art since Poketo was founded, supplying various wares. Poketo had a pop-up shop and made exclusive designs for their tote bags, t-shirts, mug, and pin along with our Creative Spaces book launch event in 2019.
Poketo designed a limited edition design for a fitness watch brand, Misfit.
Poketo worked with Ann Taylor company, Lou & Grey for 4 piece athleisure collection.
Poketo collaborated with a watch company, Breda, on a timepiece that explores primary color and the study of color energy along with two gift packaging. The Spectra watch was made of dark and cool hues with embossed minute markers that frame the playful yellow minute hand.
Poketo works with Givingli, a digital greeting card company. Givingli is a design-forward way to make everyday connections with people, simple and more meaningful.