About Crooked Monkey
We set ourselves apart from other screen printers by going above and beyond and in bringing retail quality merchandise to your brand. We focus on perfection in design, logistics and customer service.
Beyond our screen printing and embroidery capabilities, we have relationships with factories throughout the world (yes the world) to bring your fully custom ideas to life.
In 2005, we began selling "f*ck duke" t-shirts out of our dorm at the University of Maryland where my future wife bought our very first shirt. After being chased through the quad by the cops and getting tossed out of the dorms we launched our first line of retail shirts that summer.
Our apparel focused on funny shirts you could wear out of the house. Later that year our shirts were picked up by the National Jeans Company and the following year by Lord and Taylor. From there our line got carried in Urban Outfitters, Saks, Bloomingdales and others.
In 2012, a local Washington DC restaurant asked us to design their logo and produce their t-shirts, and we were introduced to the world of custom merch for the first time. In 2016, we officially became a merch agency - where we combine design and merchandise -- and have yet to look back.
We have since opened up locations in Washington DC, Nashville TN, Louisville KY, and Philadelphia PA, so that we can serve communities all over the country with our quality custom merchandise and apparel.
Meet our team
Our team is not only knowledgeable, but always available to help our customers in any and every way. Would you like to get to know them a bit more? Check out our employee bios below for a little bit of information about our world class customer service team!
Micha is the founder and CEO of Crooked Monkey. In fact, he sold his very first t-shirt to the girl who became his wife, proving he understands the capabilities of a soft and well designed t-shirt. Micha believes in the power of the contrarian and that opposites are usually both right. He lives in Washington DC and finds a second home in NYC- spreading his love for t-shirts wherever he may go!
Matt specializes in wholesale, completely custom apparel, and bright new ideas to increase your brand awareness. He is a firm believer in giving people the benefit of the doubt and when given the oppurtunity- they will surprise you with their kindness! Fun fact about Matt - In his free time he enjoys woodworking, playing guitar... and can even play a bit of piano!
Ana works as the head of production and design with Crooked Monkey. She loves to spend her free time drawing and listening to acoustic or Latin dance music. Ana is a huge Disney fan (who isn't), and just last year achieved her lifelong dream of visiting Disney World! Fun fact: She is the only staff member who has met the entire Crooked Monkey team in person!
Jon is a true believer that being a positive, fair and good person will always brings you a better outcome in life, and for the rest… as Taylor Swift once said: Karma is a b*tch. After years of sailing the 7 seas and mastering hospitality, Jon began working remotely from his home country of Brazil. There, he enjoys the best of nature, while also developing apparel for US nonprofits and events like pride parades - which hold special meaning to him.
Valeria holds a strong value for hard work, but she is proudest of her personality and humor - you can catch her always making people laugh! Valeria spends her free time watching sports or diving into the pages of a really good book. Her specialty? Promo Items and Production! Valeria loves working with and supporting non-profits - especially those that support nature and the health of the oceans!
Kennedy specializes in all things text, and is a content writer for the Crooked Monkey Blog and website. She is a graduate from the University of Louisville and is extremely optimistic for what lies head. Some of her favorite things in life include reading, writing, and rainy days spent on the couch with her American Bull-Dog Jack. Kennedy strongly believes that whatever is meant to be in life, will be, but not without hard work! Her dream is to one day write a book, but for now she is taking life day by day and enjoying every single moment!!
After visiting nearly 50 countries in 6 years while working on board cruise ships, its no wonder Pillar has compulsive wanderlust desire. When she decided to take a break from travel, Pillar joined the sales support team at Crooked Monkey where she continues to use her experience and empathy as the main tools of both her professional and personal lives. As a huge Marvel Comics fan, Pillar is convinced that the greatest hero battle of ALL TIME is Captain Marvel vs. Dark Phoenix.
Ronny has a great sense of humor, but don't be fooled- he is a very methodical and hardworking team member who likes to give 110%. Ronny is apart of the sales support team at Crooked Monkey and is a great out of the box thinker. He loves brainstorming new ideas and finding new and more effective ways to achieve goals. When he is not working, Ronny likes listening to music, cooking, playing with puppies, and of course- enjoying a good cup of espresso!
Emily is one of the newest Crooked Monkey graphic and web designers. She loves to spend hours on end watching movies and discovering new music, but she finds one of her most favorite pass times to be drawing. Emily is an introvert, which she sees as an excellent characteristic for a designer because it allows her to better explore the creativity of her own mind. The characteristic in which she admires most about herself is her patience, which she attributes to her love of both mediation and nature.
Our team is all over the world!
But we are all here for you.
The work we do
We are a full service Merch Agency and we are dedicated to elevating your brand. Whether you need help creating the perfect custom design or elevating one you’ve already started, we have you covered!