Born and raised in China ( 1989 ) educated in the U.S. and Switzerland. Hongchao graduated with a master in design for luxury & craftsmanship from ECAL. Where he studied under the tuition of Designer Nicolas Le Moigne, Thilo Brunner, Jaime Hayon and Bethan Wood. Hongchao had worked in design studios such as Stephen Burks, Søren Rose and Fabrica. He is also a teaching faculty at the IND department of XJTLU since 2015.