Who We Are
Clever, practical, and original is the motto at this fast-paced San Francisco design company.
Over a decade of designing has produced thousands of tee designs and such gift hits as
The Flipper Guitar Spatula, the Buddha Butter Dish, the SwitchPop, Fingerstache Tattoos, the Karate Chopper, and the HipHopsicles.
Here’s a brief video about GAMAGO made by our friends at Lights Down Low.
Meet the GAMAGO Crew:
Chris Edmundson was born in a straw-laden manger to a virgin mother and a carpenter father. After a quick stint of healing lepers and curing the blind, he turned his attention to rock. He spent his youth headbanging his way across America, ultimately settling in San Francisco. He quickly solved San Francisco’s endemic homeless problem to the surprise and consternation of the mayor and the majority of SF’s liberal-wanna-be-do-gooder residents. Bored, antsy, and with pockets full of change – he co-founded GAMA-GO. He currently spends his time teaching orphans to hug and bitterly complaining about the proliferation of upscale donut shops. He’s a sharp dresser and enjoys telling hippies to “sit on it, Potsie.”
As a child my father taught me the three B’s of life: Bear Wrastlin’, Big Nacho Platters, and Buck Naked Croquet. I put in my time learnin’ the B’s. A lot of blood, sweat, bear saliva, and delicious hot cheese went into making me the man I am. The skills I acquired learning to put a hammer lock on a 850lbs grizzly have proven to be directly applicable to the day-to-day operations of GAMA-GO. Not a day goes by that I don’t thank my dad for showing me how to wack a croquet ball clear into next Tuesday. I currently spend my days teaching my young son the intricacies of choosing a proper croquet mallet and determining which chip to first pull from a nacho pile. I’m fortunate to be working with a group of like-minded, free-thinking, talented folk here at GG. I live in San Francisco and am extremely thankful for my friends, my family, and my excellent sense of smell.
Jennifer spent her formative years in Minneapolis, MN behind a Polaroid making fake ID’s so that she and her friends could get into rock shows. She also studied at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. While employed as a buyer for an indie retailer in Seattle, Jennifer fell in love with GAMA-GO’s RAD tees and hoodies…coincidentally (or not) GAMA-GO headquarters happened to be in SAN FRANCISCO, a city she had left her heart in as a child. In 2006 it all came together and she couldn’t be happier living or working anywhere else. When not jet setting around the country to tradeshows showing off the latest GAMA-Goodies, you might find her urban-deep-sea-diving for mid-century modern pieces at estate sales, or walking her fox through Golden Gate Park.
Wednesday Kirwan grew up watching vintage cartoons projected on a movie screen in her family’s back yard. Thanks to her animation aficionado father, she arrived at GAMA-GO with a cartoon aesthetic that fit in with the awesome tees and hoodies the company had been producing for years. Previous to designing GAMA-gear and GAMA-goods, Wednesday was an elementary school art teacher and later a children’s book illustrator. She studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute and continues to participate in art shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. When not drawing pictures, Wednesday is often checking out the view from Bernal Hill with her small dog, Nemo.
Born and raised in California, Jackson is a graduate of the Design programs at both UC Davis and the California College of the Arts. He currently lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife, cat, and collection of clip-on ties.
Loren Diamond is fourth generation in the fashion business. Loren grew up in sweater factories and knitting mills. After relocating from the high-end fashion business in NYC, she landed in CA and fell in love with the Yeti. When not at work at GAMA-GO, she is off seeking new adventures going on day trips with her husband or playing with the kitty cubs at home.