Bode is a Pluralist Creative in the form of visual arts, fashion design, creative consulting and directing, curating and creative writing. She is a Rizzoli published author and founder of the largely popular online lettering resource, Goodtype founded in 2013, which has amassed over 1.1 million followers on Instagram.
She lives and works in Austin, TX and currently runs Bode Creative House, her bespoke streetwear brand, Saint Bode and Low Sun full-time in East Austin.
She has worked with the Kanye West documentary producers of Jeen-Yuhs, Chike Ozah and Coodie Simmons on their luxury fashion brand, POCC. Collaborated with Odell Beckham Jr. and Devon Levesque on their product, Flow State 2.0 at Promix. Coming Summer 2023. Designed several sell-out designs, patterns and silhouettes at Aviator Nation under the creative direction of Paige Mycoskie. Designed the logo for Chicago hip-hop artist, Koh. Was recently filmed as a featured artist while custom painting a stand-up paddle board for BOTE.
About Low Sun
Low Sun was created by Bode and Argentinian free surfer and international fashion model, Vito Basso in 2021, to inspire individuals to live a life of meaning, creativity, love and connection to each other, to oneself and to the planet. And to serve as a reminder that you are here on this earth for a reason. Own it.
A Few Words From Bode
It hasn’t been easy heeding my true calling of being an artist, a creative and a maker. Unfortunately, I learned early on that creatives can’t make a living. It’s been a journey to unlearn that false belief—but a journey worth taking.
I believe I am here to find those jewels buried deep within me, that have always been there, and use those jewels to be a light in this world and leave this place better than I found it. And leave people I encounter better than I found them. The best way to do that is to honor who I truly am and continue to serve my creative desires—be as authentic and whole as I conceivably can, so that I can serve others, be it my family, my friends or strangers, from the best place possible. You can’t pour from an empty cup, I always say!
As an artist, I believe we creatives don't just paint pictures or make clothes or write songs or build objects, etc. We are dedicated, through courage and heart, to honor and share our souls through our art, no matter what form or shape that may take.
I wouldn't be where I am today without the incredible love and support of my family and friends. My family is always encouraging me on my peculiar, circuitous path of adventure and creativity. I would say that my life is the epitome of the phrase "Life is a journey, not a destination."
My family seems to have accepted that I am a seeker of the answers to life's mysterious questions. I have a fervor for living a life full of adventure and creativity.
If I'm ever at home visiting, my mom will walk by the yard early, before sunrise, noticing that I am doing a headstand and just chuckle and say, "Oh Brooke is doing her morning headstands!" I am an unusual human being and they love me for it. And for that, I am forever grateful.
Bode's birth name is Brooke Robinson.
Bode circumnavigated the entire country of Iceland via stand-up paddle board in 2019 to raise funds and awareness for Flatwater.
Bode rode her bike from Vancouver, B.C. Canada down the west coast to the border of Mexico the summer of 2012.
She achieved a 1st degree black belt in Martial Arts at age 11.
Bode jumped out of a plane once. And survived. I believe that's called skydiving.
She published a 288 page coffee table book with Rizzoli called Goodtype: The Art of Lettering featuring nearly 128 lettering artists from 32 countries.