Monji is a creative husband-wife design duo located to Austin, Texas, from San Francisco.
Ben and Monica at the 2013 Maker Faire in Round Rock Texas
Monica C. Nash
Monica was born and raised in San Francisco, California, and the Silicon Valley. At University of San Francisco’s School of Education, her graduate focus was teaching project-based learning while integrating design thinking and social emotional learning. With a lifelong passion for doodling and illustration, Monica formulates her design ideas from elaborate doodles.
Growing up in the woods of Ohio, Ben’s family fostered a creative environment. With building, tools, and the woods in his veins, design comes naturally to Ben. He earned a Bachelor’s of Industrial Design at NCSU College of Design. Laser cutting is like second nature to Ben; it keeps up with the pace of his rapid prototyping needs.