Asa Benally  was raised on the Navajo Reservation in northern Arizona.  His grandmother, a traditional Navajo weaver and his father, a silversmith, fostered his love and appreciation for art and design. 

He went to on to study at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York City. In 2016 he completed his M.F.A. in costume design at Yale University. 

His design aesthetic is derived from an interest in history and strong individuals. He lives and works in New York City.