Yang Liu was born in 1976 in Beijing. At the age of 13 she moved to Germany with her family. After completion of her studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, she has worked as a designer in Singapore, London, Berlin and New York. In 2004 she founded her own design studio in Berlin. In addition to her occupation as a designer she is also a professor and head of the Communications Design department at the Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule.