About Crooked Monkey


In 2005, we began selling "F*ck Duke" t-shirts out of our dorm at the Univerity 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. Later that year our shirts were picked up by the National Jeans Company and the following year by Lord and Taylor. Unfortunately, due to the great recession of 2008, a large number of the 500 boutiques we worked with went out of business which forced us to rebrand from strictly funny tees to both funny and graphic t-shirts. 

 

In 2012, a local Washington DC restaurant asked us to design their logo and t-shirts, and we were introduced to the world of custom merch for the first time. In 2016, we officially became a design and custom merchandise company 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 merch. 

 

At Crooked Monkey we set ourselves apart from other custom merchandise companies in a number of ways from design all the way to customer service. Here, we work directly with our partners abroad to allow our customers the opportunity to create completely custom merchandise that they will  love and for a fraction of the price of those other guys. 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! 

Meet Our Team

MICHA

MATT

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. Which proves he understands the capabilities of a soft and well designed t-shirt. Micha believes in the power of the contrarian, of balance - that opposites are usually both right. He lives in Washington DC, was born and raised in Maryland, 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

Jon

Valeria

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 cracking a joke! 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

Ermelinda

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!

Ermelinda started writing when she was just seven years old, and has been at it ever since. At Crooked Monkey, she is responsible for SEO strategy and content writing. She was a Ballet dancer for over 20 years, and loves to stay active. Ermelinda loves animals! She has two cats, one rabbit, one fish, and has achieved a technical degree in veterinary assistance! She lives in Caracas Venezuela, where she has lived her entire life aside from the one year she lived in Norman Oklahoma.

Our team is all over the world! But we are all here for you

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