that you can
make your
very own.

Through a combination of design and science, we blend colours, shapes, materials, textures, lighting and layouts to create a vision of a space and then carefully fine-tune it till it truly is a reflection of you.


pencil & monk since 2000

Genesis

Our journey began in 2007 when Mitrra Media, a design studio was established. We began with packaging and communication design and went on to work on print, fabrication, audio visual projects and even animation shorts for a wide range of leading brands and their advertising agencies.

One opportunity led to the next and we found ourselves designing print collaterals, in-theatre statics and on-site thematic promotions for Tamil feature films. In a short span, we can proudly say that we revolutionized the look and feel of Tamil feature film publicity, even venturing into the field of film direction, which turned out to be a tremendous learning experience.

siddarth chandrasekar

founder

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In 2014, Pencil & Monk was established as a personal space design studio and our very first challenge was to design a first-of-its-kind, 20,000 sq. ft. financial technology design centre. From that point on there was no looking back. Armed with a devotion to design, strong domain expertise, dedication to our craft and the discipline to consistently deliver on time, our young team is committed to creating exciting design solutions.

At Pencil & Monk, we pour our passion and energy into every project, making them bold, innovative and completely customised from start to finish.


experience center

85,G N Chetty Road,T.Nagar,
Chennai-600017.India

Pencil & Monk
Experience Centre

The Pencil & Monk Experience Centre is where design dreams come true. We take you through the process, room by room, finalizing all the materials, finishes and fixtures and discuss every small detail until you are satisfied with your choices. There is no ambiguity or guesswork involved. In the Experience Centre, design, science, art and aesthetics come together, giving you an absolutely unique, true-to-design space.

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Brand
Expertise

find your style

We believe that space design is a deeply personal journey and our fully inclusive, collaborative process - MX, ensures that every aspect of your space is a reflection of you. Our team has the skills, expertise and experience to bring bold, innovative visions to life, executed true-to-design, down to the last detail.


our process

  • 01

    Make a
    Connection

    Schedule a no-obligation consultation at the Pencil & Monk Design Studio. Discuss your project, explore possibilities, participate in Design Probes and decide if you’re ready to engage with us on your project.
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  • 02

    Embark on a
    Design Journey

    Participate in MX, a critical Pencil & Monk collaborative design process that captures your needs, perceptions and attitudes and maps the entire project journey – from conception to completion.
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  • MX

    Your need extracted,
    understood & interpreted
    in design

    Schedule a no-obligation consultation at the Pencil & Monk Design Studio. Discuss your project, explore possibilities, participate in Design Probes and decide if you’re ready to engage with us on your project.
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  • 03

    Explore Design
    Detailing

    Review your architectural plans and understand design renderings. Examine textures & finishes, materials, door & window specs, hardware, fixtures, lighting choices, etc. For us, as for you, every detail is important.
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  • 04

    Experience Design
    Delivered

    The plans derived from the MX process are build-ready in every aspect. We then give them shape by mobilising the right resources and orchestrating the entire process until the completed project is ready for you. You can then choose between design, design and build or the curation of art & collectables.
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Team

Our biggest investment is our people – people who share our vision and our passion, with the right mix of skills and talent, who ensure that every project is executed flawlessly. Our work culture is brimming with excitement, creativity and curiosity. We are a young team, hungry and eager, devoted to design, with deep domain expertise and the discipline to consistently deliver on time.

'In-house baker'

I’m an economist and a designer in the making. A budding designer who can be a style guru for mismatched clothing.

Pavithra

Junior Interior Designer
'Born to create'

I admire art and that’s how I express myself. In pursuit of creating my own design philosophy. Architecture fulfills me and I love designing spaces.

Tejaswini

Junior Architect
'Selfie-pulla'

A shopper, a foodie and a stylist - be it interiors or your clothing! I understand design aesthetics like a true instagrammer.

Sindhu Annamalai

Architect
'Hidden photographer'

I like starting my day with a workout and ending it with some hard work. Engineering is my profession and design is my passion.

Ranjith

Site Engineer
'Bumblebee!'

A proud plant mom and a hoarder of all things tiny and cute. Colors excite me and I love designing things that provide diverse experiences.

Abhirami Vaithiyanathan

Interior Designer
'Angry bird '

My autobiography will be called - A work in progress! A texture artist in the making. Surprising people with hot cups of coffee is my simple pleasure.

Anand

Texture Artist
'One woman army'

A fashion designer turned visualizer. Playing with colors in fashion and designing spaces is my cup of tea.

Anitha

Senior 3D Visualizer
'Human Shazam'

Small town, big dreams! Dedication defines me and I find inspiration in minimalist design.

Kalish Nallamuthu

Architectural Draftsman
'Kickboxer'

Pencil & Monk is my second-home for the last 20 years. Work is play when you love what you do & I like to play with Photoshop and Corel Draw.

Sathish Kumar

Graphic Designer | Admin
'Tough yet soft'

Love my things black and grey. Be it my gadgets or my watches! A pro visualizer whose heart melts for miniature houses and set designs.

Mahendran

Senior 3D Visualizer
'Ms. Invisible'

A person of few words with a shrewd sense of humour! If binge-watching was a sport I’d win gold medals. An interior & product design enthusiast.

Mrinalini Divakar

Architect
'Smart = Siva '

I like getting crafty and doing things DIY style. A CAD designer in the making who believes everything must be done with perfection.

Siva

3D Modeller
'Focus on +ves'

An engineer by profession and a true biryani lover! Always ready to learn and accept challenges that come my way. Buildings are my passion.

Vishal

Site Engineer
'Food zombie'

Love my coffee over everything. Rasam and pickle can save my day. Hate Math. But I handle project costing and budgets like a pro!

Lakshmi Srilekha

Architect
'Punch in everything!'

Whether you need to sort something or need some stationery, I’ll be there for you! Btw, I might’ve misplaced that stationery in the first place.

Pancha Rai

Office Assistant
'Early-bird and foodie'

Allergic to schools. Practical over theory. A 3D modeller who can model anything and everything that you need.

Gnanavel

3D Modeller
'Mr. Mission Impossible'

3D visualizer to a Project Management Consultant has been my growth. A manager who knows to get things done with a simple smile!

Viswanathan

Senior Site Engineer
'Calm in the chaos'

Can lose myself in the nothing box for hours. A man of many shades, I am a part of everything from architecture design to project coordination!

Ravi Kumar

Senior Architect
'Can’t be put in a box'

I consume content of diverse mediums & enjoy analyzing them. An independent person who is intuitive and easily adaptable to the circumstances.

Deepti

Gallery Assistant
'A story-teller'

A published writer, a social manager and a content creator. Love all things content & keeping up with the latest social trends.

Rohan Jain

Content & Social Media Manager
'The punteresting co-worker'

The in-house photographer and director who is a thalapathy fan. A proud madrasi knows how to deliver punch-liners!

Jameer Basha

Graphic Designer and filmmaker
'Boss man'

Call me Sid. A curator who loves everything that’s design. Creation and design for human experiences is my passion.

Siddharth Chandrashekar

Creative Head
'F.R.I.E.N.D.S enthu!'

Animation & VFX are my world and these translate into tattoos and piercings. A 3D visualizer who has learnt everything on the job.

Jai Kiran

3D Visualizer

our partners

Collaboration Brings
Out The Best In Us

In our efforts to bring our designs alive, we are proud to work with not only some of the best brands in the world but also with a host of talented builders, architects and developers.

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