Angie Myung, Chief Creative Officer, founded Poketo in 2013 with her husband, Ted Vadakan. Poketo is a lifestyle brand that creates beautiful and functional items for your every day as well as a retailer with 4 locations throughout Los Angeles, including the one at the ROW DTLA. She oversees all design, marketing, curation, and the workshop program. She's also the co-author of Poketo's first book published by Chronicle due to launch August of 2019, called Creative Spaces, People, Homes, and Studios to Inspire. The book features 23 of their friends and collaborators who are artists, designers, architects, cooks and more, talking about their creative journeys from the point of view of their studios and homes.
Chelsea Neman Nassib launched her business in 2012 with a unique vision: to connect leading emerging artists to new and seasoned collectors across the world, whilst supporting artists to fully explore and evolve their practice. In essence, to bring art back into common conversation, not only by selling art in a new way, but by creating a new paradigm for art patronage in the modern world. After completing her BFA at the University of Michigan, Neman quickly realized there was a gaping hole in the traditional art world for emerging artists. Frustrated by the lack of support post-graduation, her peers were thrust into the world with no infrastructure to assist them to build networks and develop their work outside of their immediate personal circles. It was at this time she realized that an online space didn’t exist and could revolutionize the game. She used her authentic relationships built through her BFA program and artist friends, to create a strong roster of artists and pioneer the act of collecting art through a digital platform. From there Tappan was born with the primary goal to change the relationship between collectors, artists and their work. The initial curated online platform has expanded to incorporate e-commerce, unique editorial content, physical exhibitions, brand partnerships and ongoing artist residencies across the world. This approach allows artists to tell their stories in a three-dimensional way that encourages more exploration by the collector than a traditional gallery space.
BOSCO is one of the most influential artists - singer, songwriter and visual artist - to come out of Atlanta in recent time by continuously pushing the boundaries of Atlanta culture and music. “She is crucial to the musical arc of Atlanta and the evolution of black music” said Pitchfork about her recent effort, b., which features her signature blend of R&B, psych rock, pop, old Atlanta and afro-future. Currently signed to the tastemaker NY label, Fool’s Gold, she’s garnered large critical acclaim from New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, Vogue, FADER, Billboard, Women’s Wear Daily Complex, PAPER, MTV, Nylon, Teen Vogue and many more. She holds an education in fashion and design which has quickly positioned her as a major powerhouse with her new creative agency, SLUG, that targets millennials of color and recently featured on Fast Company. She began singing at the age of four in church and now she’s a striking polymath whose distinct vision always cuts through like nothing else. Her designs explore freedom, self-discovery, and relationships.
Jessica Romm Perez is the editor in chief of Domino Magazine. Jessica is a style expert with a career working for prominent media properties and brands identifying and driving trends in design, home decor, fashion and style. Jessica has written and edited for many publications including GQ, Elle Decor, Elle, Conde Nast Traveler, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.