Yang Liu was born in Beijing China. At the age of 13, her family moved to Germany. Upon completion of her Master’s degree at the University of Arts Berlin, she obtained work as a designer in Singapore, London, Berlin and New York City. In 2004, she started her own design studio. While hosting workshops and lectures in several international conferences, she could also be found teaching at the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Glasgow School of Art. Her works have been awarded with several international design awards and are shown in numerous museums and have since become part of their permanent collections. Yang Liu is also a professor at the department of communications design at the Berlin Technical Art University.