Bodega – Los Angeles
Bodega’s mission is to empower creative expression within youth culture by discovering the everyday magic hidden in plain sight.
In the early 2000s, Bodega’s founders: Jay Gordon, Dan N. and Oliver Mak were struggling artists who couldn’t find meaningful work. Oliver was juggling DJing, producing events in the fashion and art scene, working in nightclubs and starting a non-profit finding paid art gigs for talented teenagers. Through a street marketing company, Oliver met Jay and through the Floorlords B-boy crew, Dan N. was introduced to collaborate on the City of Boston Hip Hop Peace & Unity Festival.
By 2006, Bodega was open as a concept fusing art, fashion, design and counterculture. We’re beyond humbled & honored that we’ve grown into a multi-dimensional company with various departments, workflows and a vibrant team that gets to work on projects around the world. We find it more important than ever to make sure every member of our team understands and works towards our values and mission.