Mariela Monsalve (Muk Monsalve) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and studied Graphic Design in FADU Universidad de Buenos Aires. She also studied there a postgraduate course on Typography (CDT – UBA). Among her typeface designs are Asul, Ruda, Oleo Script and Oleo Swash. She also develops typographical installations as part of a collective art group named DEFRENETICAS. She now lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.